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Batman, Mortal Kombat studios to use Unreal Engine 3 until 2014

Warner signs exclusive engine deal with Epic Games

Batman: Arkham City maker Rocksteady and Mortal Kombat reboot developer NetherRealm will use Unreal Engine 3 exclusively on all projects until 2014, under the terms of a new licensing deal signed with Epic by parent company Warner Bros Interactive.

Samantha Ryan, Warner's senior VP development, called Unreal Engine 3 "a perfect fit" for both studios.

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"Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham City use the engine's state-of-the-art capabilities to provide the important foundation in bringing gamers the experience they are looking for," she said.

Epic Games VP Mark Rein added: "We're very excited that the talented production teams at NetherRealm and Rocksteady will continue to make Unreal Engine 3 their exclusive core technology for the next few years to create the exceptional titles they are so known for."

Check out the first Batman: Arkham City gameplay trailer, and some fatalities and fresh faces in this Mortal Kombat movie, both of which were released earlier this month.

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