WB Gives Batman Game Rights to Eidos

According to Variety, Warner Bros. has become the first film studio to invest in an outside videogame publisher, buying a 10% stake in British company Eidos for $86.8 million.

As part of the agreement, WB is giving Eidos, publisher of the “Tomb Raider” games, the right to make games based on several of its comic book and TV properties, including Batman, the Looney Tunes characters, “The OC,” Legion of Super-Heroes and the Hanna-Barbera catalog.

In addition, WB’s home video unit will handle all distribution operations for Eidos games in the U.S.

The publisher will continue to do its own manufacturing and marketing.

Source: Variety