According to Time Warner CFO John K. Martin, the next entry in the "Arkham Asylum" franchise is due sometime this year. VG24/7 picked up on this detail from Warner Brothers' earnings call from last week, where Martin touted the sequel as one of the ways Warner Brothers (via WB Interactive) would be lining the coffers in 2013.

The big question is, would this be the previously-announced Silver Age sequel?

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At the Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain Conference in Las Vegas, Sefton Hill, game director and co-founder at Rocksteady Studios, developers of the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City games took to the stage to talk about the video game development theory at Rocksteady, offering up the five simple strategies of their studio that helped shape these two licensed games for Warner Bros. Interactive. While designing games isn't something that can be easily be picked up from reading a list of key components, these building blocks should be helpful for anyone out there looking to get into game development.

Read on for Rocksteady's 5 simple strategies for people looking to develop games.
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Poison Ivy

By Rick Marshall

We've been raving about "Batman: Arkham Asylum" here on Multiplayer and Splash Page (MTV's comic book and movie blog) for a while now, so we can probably dispense with the normal "Oohs" and "ahhs" that accompany every new glimpse we get of the game. This time around, a new character profile video has hit the 'Net featuring Batman nemesis Poison Ivy, who uses her power over plant life to make trouble for The Dark Knight.

To be honest, if it wasn't for the "Arkham Asylum" gameplay videos and impressive (though limited) demo we've seen thus far, I'd be pretty sure this game was too good to be true. Both the Bane and Harley Quinn trailers looked that good, but I've been burned by pretty cinematics before. Read More...

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Uh-oh, is this Bane's doing? Last week, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that the upcoming game starring DC Comics' nocturnal detective is slipping from a Summer 2009 release to an end-of-summer timeframe.
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I got my hands on an early Xbox 360 version of this summer's "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game yesterday and wound up thinking about the influence of the great "Bioshock." Read More...

We're debuting this new trailer for "Batman: Arkham Asylum" on-air tonight, but thought you might like to see the full thing here too. This is the newest trailer for this summer's Dark Knight PS3/XBox360/PC adventure. This trailer focuses on Batman's so-called Invisible Predator stealth combat techniques. Solid Snake and Sam Fisher could never do things like this!

(Apologies for the audio being a little fuzzy today. Not sure why that happened. Videos not viewable by users logging in from Canada or the U.K.)

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