Yes you heard it right, it looks as if our pal Bruce Wayne will be going the Lara Croft route. Batman Arkham Origins will take Batman back to the early days of his career. The game takes place years before the events of Arkham Asylum and before crime has overcome Gotham. You will play as an unrefined Batman, and meet a lot of classic characters in the story of an up and coming Batman. Also announced is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It allows you to continue the Origins campaign on Nintendo and Sony’s handheld systems. Blackgate will be a 2.5D “companion game” to Origins. Origins will be releasing October 25th of this year on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and WiiU. Head past the break if you’d like to gander at some pack shots.
Later this month one of the best games of 2011 will be getting its first DLC. Coming May 29th to Batman: Arkham City is Harley Quinn’s Revenge, an all new story-based expansion featuring everyone’s favorite madwoman and the last batch of content coming to the game. It brings with it roughly two hours of single-player action where you’ll have the chance to kick unsuspecting goon ass as the Dark Knight and his wee sidekick Robin. If you haven’t had the chance to play Arkham City, now is the best time to do so since the Game of the Year edition is coming out on the same day. You can nab Harley Quinn’s Revenge for a paltry $9.99 on PSN or 800 Microsoft Who-wears-short-shorts-robin-wears-short-shorts Points on XBLA.
The newest Batman: Arkham City villain to get his own trailer is the icy, the frosty, the cold-hearted Mr. Freeze, who’s looking good in his sub-zero temperature robot ensemble. I wish I could pull something like that off but I’m afraid I just don’t have the shoulders for it. I also can’t picture armor plating doing my firm, gymnast-like bum any justice. Err, where were we? Oh yeah, Mr. Freeze. Let’s get to know him, shall we?
This frosty bastard is the third villain to get their own trailer, after The Penguin and The Riddler. I’m still holding out hope for a Scarecrow trailer. My encounters with him were easily the best parts in Arkham Asylum, and that’s saying something for a game that was consistently amazing. Well, amazing up to the finale, but I’m sure Arkham City will end better then that. READ MORE
I do believe that October is going to blow all our minds. It’s a busy, busy month, and one I’m looking forward to very much. On television we’re getting a second season of The Walking Dead, in theaters we’ll have Paranormal Activity 3 (check out its new trailer!) and The Thing, and on the video game front we’re getting Dark Souls, Rage, Twisted Metal, The Darkness 2, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Battlefield 3, and of course, Batman: Arkham City. Check out a brand new trailer for the game, you can find it nestled safely under this grouping of words.
This is the second villain trailer we’ve seen, the first was all about The Riddler. The Penguin is looking older and grumpier than usual and he definitely has a face that I’d very much like to punch. As if this trailer wasn’t enough, head past the break for a little extra news. One could even go so far as to call it… sexy news. READ MORE
It seemed like it was only yesterday when details of Arkham City’s collector’s edition starting making their rounds about the interwebs, and today we’ve got official confirmation and a snazzy pic. Arkham City’s collector’s edition will indeed carry a special statue, art booklet, and early access to the game’s DLC, but that’s actually not everything. Check it out below.
As you can see, the Kotobukiya produced statue is none other than the Caped Crusader himself, in one of his many brooding hero poses, and the aforementioned DLC includes the Lounge Challenge Map and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns skin. The animated content is a bonus DC Universe animated original movie titled Batman: Gotham Knight, and the soundtrack includes several original songs. The collector’s edition will also bring with it four collectible cards. So, for $99.99, is this worth your hard-earned cash or will you just be getting the game so you can use the leftover funds on the bunch of other incredible games coming out in the coming months? READ MORE
This hasn’t been confirmed yet but if recent listings at GameStop and News via Best Buy are true then Arkham City’s collector’s edition sounds insanely cool. According to the retailers, the special edition will charge $99.99, and while that might sound a little steep it does come with some very cool things. Like most other collector’s editions this one will bring with it an art book, and it will also include exclusive early access to DLC, Gotham Knight animated content, and a premium statue produced by Kotobukiya.
That all sounds great but because I’ll take any opportunity to show off my nerd cred I’m most excited for the statue. I don’t know what it’ll look like but I can guarantee you that thing will be on my desk, dusted daily. Sadly, there aren’t any pictures so we can get a better idea of what this edition’s contents will look like but there’s a good chance that’ll reveal itself soon. READ MORE
We were told the Riddler would play a much larger role in Batman: Arkham City and here’s proof. In Arkham Asylum the Riddler’s role largely consistes of having Batman solve a bunch of illusion puzzles or locating hidden objects, but in this game he’s taken everything to the next level with traps that rival even the Jigsaw killer’s best work. The evolved investigative system and Batman’s wider array of tools will also play a bigger part in solving the myriad of traps and puzzles Batman will come across in Arkham City.
Now that the Riddler has put the lives of innocent civilians at risk it’ll be up to the Caped Crusader to take him out, and I’m sure he will. Arkham City releases on October 18th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. READ MORE
Much of what we’ve seen of Batman: Arkham City has been in black and white. Catwoman and Penguin were rocking the look in some promotional art, and the same goes for the newly unveiled Robin who looks pretty badass if I do say so myself. Fortunately, the actual game has plenty of color, though it’s still covered in a thick coat of grit and grime we’d expect covering a city for the insane.
Will Arkham City be as incredible, or preferably better, than it’s predecessor? I sure hope so. We won’t know for sure until the game ships on October 18th, so until then you can feast your eyes on its delicious box art, after the jump.
Earlier this month it was revealed that we would be able to play as the sultry Catwoman in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. Today, it’s been confirmed that we will also be able to kick goon bums as the Boy Wonder as well. Playing as Robin will be exclusive to the game’s improved challenge rooms and you’ll have to get the Time Drake Tobin pack to unlock him. This pack is a preorder incentive to anyone who gets their copy of the game at Best Buy, so it’s likely the pack will be available for purchase to everyone else.
This isn’t just a cool skin to give you something different to look at, oh no sir. Robin will bring with him his own gadgets and special moves and is playable in every challenge room, including the two additional Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape maps that come with the pack. Oh, and you’ll also be getting a snazzy Red Robin character skin to go with all of the above. READ MORE
Have you been fighting the urge to dawn a mask and tight spandex suit and run into the alley looking for trouble? Come October you’ll finally be able to kick some bad guy ass as the highly anticipated follow up to Arkham Asylum has finally been given a release date that’s just a few weeks before Halloween. Arkham City comes out on the 18th for the States, 19th for the Aussies down under and the 21st for everyone else across the pond.
With each new batch of screens we get to see from Arkham City the game gets that much harder to be patient for. I want to glide across rooftops, beat up bad guys and be enamored be how incredibly cool my surroundings are. Too bad we have to wait until a yet to be revealed release date later this year, but perhaps this handful of screenshots will help satiate your hunger for all things Batman?
Batman: Arkham City glides onto the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime later this year. One thing I’m sure is the wait will be worth it. READ MORE
We finally got a good look at what developer Rocksteady Studios was going for Arkham City’s story when the game’s first teaser was unveiled at the VGAs last year. With Hugo Strange acting as the game’s main villain, along with the return of the Joker, his sidekick Harlequin, Catwoman, Two-Face and Riddler’s bigger role in this game means Arkham City will be just as loaded with familiar characters as its predecessor.
After the jump you’ll find a handful of brand spanking new screens from the upcoming game, including a better look at the grunts you’ll be disposing of throughout the game and Harlequin’s new threads. READ MORE
What you’ll see in the video below is a team-up I wouldn’t have predicted. In it the Joker and Batman partner up to fight a handful of criminals, but is this a leaked trailer or just another fan-made mod? If it’s the latter I doubt this is a taste of what’s to come in the campaign, instead I’m thinking this could possibly be our first glimpse at the game’s Challenge Rooms. But again, that’s merely speculation.
The only reason I can think of for these two guys to ever work together is if the Joker is a playable character in Arkham City’s Challenge Room mode. Wouldn’t that be exciting? Cooperative survival against waves of enemies and going by the video there are combo attacks to reward teamwork. What do you think this is?
It’s understandable if you missed the awards show this year, perhaps you were busy reading a particularly interesting book, watching a good movie or simply had better things to do. I don’t blame you for having a life but it’d be a shame to miss out on all the goods this year’s VGAs had to offer. Many we expected, some were rumored and a few managed to surprise (Elder Scrolls V!).
If you’re into watching kickass videos for amazing video games, I’ve made catching up on all of tonight’s premiers easy. All you have to do is click that adorable little Read More link that will then proceed to frisk you away into a land filled with amazing video game trailers, unicorns and yours truly (but not necessarily in that order). READ MORE