Warner Bros. registers 15 Batman domains

Dark Knight publisher goes on potential Arkham Asylum sequel registry spree; titles include "Arkham City," "Grand Delusion," "Ashes of Gotham," "Taste of Villainy," and many more.

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Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the best-reviewed games of 2009. It garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success, prompting the inevitable sequel.

Batman: Reloaded is not one of the possible names (thankfully).

Some details on the follow-up have now surfaced in the form of a myriad of domain name registrations. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, which acquired a controlling interest in Rocksteady in February, has binged on Batman-themed domain names according to freelance Internet sleuther Superannuation. Some 15 unique URLs were registered on July 7, and all of them are related to the Batman lexicon.

The domain name registries include:

http://whois.domaintools.com/arkhamcity.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmanarkhamcity.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmanashesofgotham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmanbrokenground.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmannewarkham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmangranddelusion.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmanriseofarkham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmansiegeofgotham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/batmanstateofvillainy.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/cityofarkham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/closearkhamcity.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/peopleforgotham.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/stopmayorsharp.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/waringothamcity.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/wheresbrucewayne.com

In other Caped Crusader news, a Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum went on sale in early May for the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. It is bundled with 3D glasses--and supports stereoscopic 3D that doesn't require a 3D HDTV--and contains four challenge maps previously released as downloadable content.

Batman: Arkham Asylum has sold over 3 million units to date and has netted various game awards, including Best Game Design at the 2010 Game Developer's Choice Awards. For more on the sequel, check out the teaser trailer embedded below. And for more on the original, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

167 comments
corrus
corrus

The guy with the ideas left the studio and now they don't know what to doing

RogueMarie
RogueMarie

Mayor Sharp? That's interesting...I wonder when he became mayor

MAXrat320
MAXrat320

cool. i still need to get the first one because its so good. yea ashes of gotham or it could be called shadows of gotham. i really hope two face is in it after that teaser in the end

seddighzadeh123
seddighzadeh123

i cannot wait for this game!! ashes of gotham sounds pretty good

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

Arkham Asylum 2: Ashes of Gotham I like it =D

TheEntertainist
TheEntertainist

Most of these names are pretty stupid. The name should only depend on how the story is going to go in the game.

BionicBrando
BionicBrando

Peopleforgotham.com looks like it says, "People Forgot Ham!!!" lol

Urworstnhtmare
Urworstnhtmare

I really need to play the first one. Anything in my mind that is dark Batman is good.

SolidSmith1608
SolidSmith1608

@ contentxcontext nope, because no one knows Bruce is batman so why should he go hiding, apart from Alfred, Lucius and Rachel, and we all know what happened to her. I don't think any of these names are that great, but a game isn't a name, and that's not the name of the game.....yeah.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

bring on number 2 ... dang I need to get some domains for second one maybe I can sell it to them later heh heh heh

nemesis4x
nemesis4x

Ashes of Gotham is the best and Taste of Villainy

zxz112
zxz112

ashes of gotham sounds the best out of all of them

wexorian
wexorian

and after all this games batman new begining? they could wait for not buyng domains, cannot wait for arkah asylum 2 :P

batsy4life
batsy4life

Ashes? Maybe Firefly is in the next.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

wheresbrucewayne.com sounds like it could more likely relate to the next movie... like batman is on the run, so bruce would likely go missing too. right.

lion222550
lion222550

Is the shadow behind the Iceberg Clayface?

tsiper
tsiper

AWESOME BEST SUPER HERO GAME EVER!!!!! I love this game!

OZONEKING
OZONEKING

First I would like to say that Ashes of Gotham is an awesome name. Second even if it was called Batman: Gay pride I would still buy it if it's as good as the first game

HolySavior
HolySavior

Im assuming its gonna be on the other half of arkhum isle. If anybody actually read the comic books (Or even seen batman begins) then they would know that Arkhum isle is almost an entire city in itself. The main facility was in the first Arkhum, keyword "Asylum". The other half of The island is a trashed deserted city filled with Criminals. They let the criminals lose on certain parts of the island because theres no escape from the island and theres not enough room to keep them in 1 prison. So although the criminals can pretty much almost do what ever they want inside the island they cant escape and are away from the citizens of gotham. It would make perfect sense to use the other half of the island.

djdct122
djdct122

strayfies Posted Jul 14, 2010 1:30 am GMT "That's dumb, Arkham isn't a city." It' means that all of Arkham has taking over the city duh.

strayfies
strayfies

That's dumb, Arkham isn't a city. Some of these others sound cool though. Also, lol @ the kids who don't get yet that the point of a company is to make money. Yes, that's what they're trying to do; they're not gonna starve so you don't have to beg mom for game money too often.

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

lol the next guitar hero franchise. 5 batman games a year

jsg559
jsg559

Ashes of gothtam sounds kick ass

isshiah
isshiah

the first game was a really good game, hopefully this is even better. an open world batman game would be awesome though . "GTA:gotham city stories" would be the perfect game imo.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

It's just for the viral campaign. Sure of it.

lonewulv
lonewulv

why not just Batman: Gotham City ......assuming its even in Gotham......which it better be!! It better not be in ANOTHER Arkham.....

whoop_whoooop
whoop_whoooop

Can't wait for this, I got totally hooked in the last one. I'm praying they don't ruin what could potentially be one of the greatest game ever.

that1guy67
that1guy67

i agree with @feliscele i could care less what its called as long as they stick to the same gameplay style great story line like the first one

feliscele
feliscele

I don't care if its called "Batman: Electric Boogaloo." If it's as good as the first game, I'll buy it day one.

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

Wow, isn't this great?! They are going to make 15 new Batman games! ...This is ridiculous.

ReaperV7
ReaperV7

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RavenXavier
RavenXavier

Quick, everybody start buying up Batman domain names and we can make a killing selling them to Warner Bros ;)

solo1g
solo1g

I don't mind what they call this game cause I found the first game to be truely amazing and I am so looking forward to the sequel. Batman AA was by far the best comic/film type game I have ever played and @ badtaker yea I want a batman game every year lol :) but I can't see that happening only reason this game is out so soon is cause it was almost finished when the first one was released.

badtaker
badtaker

:lol: beating cod we don't want Batman game every year

VFXman
VFXman

Stop MAYOR Sharp? when did he go from murdering psycho warden to Mayor? That could b a hint to the story

Bortson
Bortson

Well they probably had a whole ton of names being thrown around the office and figured to be safe and grab em all before any leaked out and someone else grabbed them. Regardless the next game should be equally awesome as the first. Only question is what they will do in terms of local, Arkham worked because it was an island, if it goes into the city either the scale is going to have to rise exponentially or they will do some gimmick like a "quarantine zone" or something

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I fully approve of the use of that picture of the Joker. It's rididuclous how many domain's they register.

brentsonier
brentsonier

im down to play sum GTA: Gotham City.

ballplayers-2-3
ballplayers-2-3

Ashes of Arkham sounds cool, but the should only choose that if the game actually signifies so many people dying "ashes"