When you think about classic Batman graphic novels, one of the best no doubt is Arkham Asylum. From both a writing and artistic standpoint, this book showed just how dark the Batman universe can be. In it, Batman is forced to enter the Aslyum after the inmates take control. Once inside, he’s forced to fight a vast majority of them. It was this book that was the inspiration for the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game by Rocksteady. And now, it’s getting a sequel via the original writer Grant Morrison, and on art duties this time is Chris Burham, who Morrison worked with on their epic Batman Incorporated.
The remaster of Rocksteady’s first two Arkham titles has been delayed indefinitely to give the studio behind it more time to improve the quality and ensure it meets the necessary standard. The new release, which is called Batman: Return to Arkham, has been built in Unreal 4 rather than Unreal 3, leading suggestions that this might be to blame for the delay.
Around the time of release for last year’s Arkham Knight, the concluding chapter in Rocksteady’s Batman game series, word began to spread that work was underway to give their first two entries in the series a HD upgrade for the current console generation. Confirmation of this release has arrived with the announcement of Batman: Return to Arkham, a set containing HD upgrades of both Asylum and City with the addition of all DLC that was released for both titles.
When Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009 they seemingly did the impossible. They managed to not only create a decent Batman title, but one that thrived in an industry extremely skeptical about comic book tie-ins. Does Rocksteady create the ultimate Batman experience in the highly anticipated sequel Batman: Arkham City? Hit the break to view our verdict.(more…)
After getting a few weeks of quality time with OnLive, I can confidently say OnLive is the revolution the gaming industry desperately needs.(more…)
The wait is finally over for fans to don the Batsuit again! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman: Arkham City™, the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, will be available from October 21 at retailers in the UK for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Games for Windows version will be available beginning November 18, 2011.(more…)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the Nightwing Bundle Pack for Batman: Arkham City will be available November 1st. Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and is playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin.(more…)
Well looks the the canceled game True Crime Hong Kong may live once again. Today, Gamasutra reported that Square Enix has picked up the publishing rights from Activision for the game. Hit the jump fro additional information.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed at Comic Con International 2011 that Stana Katic, star of ABC’s popular series Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in Batman: Arkham City. The game will be available in the United Kingdom beginning Oct. 21st, 2011, for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
PressRelease: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled details and images for this Autumn’s hotly-anticipated Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition. The package will be available in limited quantities beginning 21st October 2011 in the UK for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows PC.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Robin will be a fully playable character in the new and improved challenge mode in Batman: Arkham City. The Tim Drake Robin pack is currently available exclusively to North American fans who pre-order the game from Best Buy on any of the platforms for which the game will be available: Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.