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‘Batgirl: A Matter Of Family’ DLC Trailer Released

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Batgirl versus The Joker – who will win? Well, sad trombone, we already know that story so why not focus on something entirely new? Batgirl: A Matter of Family is an all new downloadable content (DLC) game for the recent Rocksteady Studios release, Batman: Arkham Knight. Time to buy another pallet of energy drinks from Costco nerds, this one’s gonna be a doozy! First look at the trailer after the jump! (more…)

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Three teaser trailers down, and now on to the main event! Rocksteady Studios has released Batman: Arkham Knight’s All Who Follow You trailer and it… looks… awesome.  New features have been added to give us the most interactive experience yet in the series, including that one word all Batman fans love to hear: Batmobile. (more…)

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When it comes to the voice of Batman, there’s only one true Dark Knight vocalizer, and that is the great Kevin Conroy. He’s given utterance to Gotham’s greatest protector throughout the 90’s animated series, the subsequent animated movies, and video games. The latter of which, Batman: Arkham Asylum, has been heralded by critics and fans alike as the greatest of all the Batman games, if not the best super hero video games of all time. Speaking of which, there’s been a lot of hullabaloo over the latest installment.

Developed by  Warner Bros. Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Fans are miffed for a few reasons.

1. Prequel smequel – too many cliche origin stories now. Everyone was hoping for a Batman Beyond Arkham Asylum or something.

2. Mark Hamill will not reprise his role of the Joke.

3. Batman writer and lead collaborator Paul Dini will have no involvement this time around.

4. The game is produced/developed by Warner Bros. Games, not it’s previous creators Rocksteady Studios.

Basically, fans fear this be a poorly produced game – nothing but a quick cash grab banking on the success of the previous installments.

Well, the nay-Sayers may have a reason to feel a little better. Kevin Conroy confirmed this weekend at Dallas Comic-Con that he will return as Batman. Why? BECAUSE HE’S BATMAN. Alright, so the voice of Batman is back; interest level has jumped a little. Regardless, there’s still a large worry that this game will not live up to it’s predecessors.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 25, 2013.

“Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.” Truer words have never been spoken. With the release of Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, the featured definite end to the game DLC Harley Quinn’s Revenge will show Harley Quinn as a definite force to be reckoned with. For those who want to refresh their memory on the Dark Knight’s adventure into the infamous prison “Arkham City” can pick up the  Game of the Year Edition starting  May 29. The following is a full and more intriguing look at the what the DLC has to offer with playable characters Batman, and Robin.

Buying the Game of the Year Edition will give you all previously released downloadable content which includes: “Catwoman Pack,” “Nightwing Bundle Pack,” “Robin Bundle Pack,” “Challenge Map Pack” and “Arkham City Skins Pack”, as well as the new “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” content.  For those who own the original edition of Batman: Arkham City, and don’t want to get the new edition they will be able to download “Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack” beginning May 29 on PlayStation Network ($9.99) and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points.

The following sneak peek of what we can expect in ‘Harley Quinn’s Revenge’ is a perfect answer to the request of fans for more concrete involvement with both characters in the story line. Does this mean, that if there is another Batman game added to the popular franchise, RockSteady will add this same gameplay? Are you looking forward to this DLC’s definite ending to the story in Arkham City, let us know in the comments below.

A few days back, there was a rumor going around that Rocksteady Studios (makes of the astounding Batman: Arkham Whatever games) were looking to spin their video game wizardry on the heroes in a half-shell next. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game by those dudes would be exciting, right? Hell, they could really just swap out Bats, add the Turtles and take all our money.

Well. It’s ain’t happening. Rocksteady Chief Sefton Hill broke everyones hearts when he told Kotaku “while the rumor was amusing, they’re doing no such thing.”

So unless the rumor was actually about a mutant rhino dabbling in the video game biz, we’re not seeing a new TMNT game, not from Rocksteady at least.

Damn it.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Nothing like waking up on a Monday morning to find some refreshing video game news.

First up, in an interview from The Sun Herald newspaper, Rocksteady developer Dax Ginn revealed that The Penguin would be one of the villains showing up in Batman: Arkham City. Ginn stated that the Penguin will be portrayed more brutal and nasty then his usual aristocratic portrayal.

Next up is news regarding the classic car combat franchise, Carmaggedon. It seems that during the weekend, Carmmageddon.com revealed a countdown and nothing more. Of course, this being the internet, nothing gets to stay as a secret forever.  Apparently some independent benefactor has bought the rights to the game from Square-Enix and that Stainless Games, the original developers, are busy with other franchise and won’t be part of the reboot. The countdown is set to hit zero on June 1st, 5 A.M. EST and hopefully more will be revealed then.

Lastly, we finally got some gameplay footage for the upcoming open world zombie killing game, Dead Island. As Games Radar says, the game seems to be a nice mix of zombies in a Far Cry 2-esque world. The 11 minute, yes 11 minutes, of gameplay shows how tight the melee combat is and hopefully we see more at E3.

 

There you have it folks, did any of these videogame news make your Monday just a bit better or are you still rolling your eyes at the day?

Source: Giant Bomb 1, Giant Bomb 2,

Dates For Arkham City Announced

Holy merciless mammaries Batfans, did you here about ‘Batman: Arkham City‘ yet? No, well then lace up your boots, put on that cape and strap on that utility belt; the sequel to Arkham Asylum is locked in. After months of teasing screenshots and ass kicking trailers the sequel to the smash Batman video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment finally has a release date. Just when is the gritty world of Gotham city’s criminal underbelly going to get bataranged onto consoles this year?

Riddle me this…

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City is ready for a release at various points during the month of October 2011. Being released October 18th in North America, Australia on October 19th and in Europe and the remainder of the world on October 21st. The game will be a cross-platform release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC (the Wii can’t handle the Bat).

Building off the success of it’s predecessor this sequel will expand on everything from Asylum, bringing in expanded gameplay features as well co-op gameplay. Taking the experience from the first game and making it 5x larger is going to not only expand your experience, it’s gonna mean you’ll be spending a bit more time in your very own Batcave surrounded by cans of Pepsi and Doritos. No longer are you facing the rogue gallery of villians in a jail cell, the home of Gotham’s criminally insane is now an entire section of one of DC’s most recognizable cities. New game, same Batman, more bitch slapping from the god damn Batman. It’s gonna be EPIC!

Via: Geek Tyrant

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Seems like Rocksteady Studios wants us to get ready for something as they release a short teaser for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game. As the title says, the clip really is a teaser but we still get to see the dark knight kick some ass.

It seems that this might be a little preview of a longer trailer that will be reveal this Saturday on Spike’s VGA’s. Sure, you might have to endure some stupidity with the show (at least Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting) but it may be worth it as I know most of us is excited for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Source: Destructoid

New Details On Batman: Arkham City

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Like any sequel happening in this generation of video games, it seems that Batman: Arkham City is going to have some sort of multiplayer action. From the recent issue of the Official Playstation Magazine UK, director Senton Hill hinted (a not-so-subtle one) that Catwoman is a playable co-op character and like how Batman has his zip line to get around the city, she has her whip to help her do that.

Other details that were revealed was that there will be a vehicle that players can drive and there will be more side missions that players are not force to do but is probably there for achievements/trophies reasons. Also, they have added a few things to the combat system to help you beat down more enemies that shows up on screen (at the moment, they have a demo that had 40 of Two-Face’s goons show up at once).

Does any of this news excite you for the upcoming sequel that is set to release on fall of 2011? Does the news of a co-op character wants you to play the game some more or does this bother you since Batman usually works alone? Tell us what you by leaving a comment.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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A few days ago we posted that the  highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster Video Game Batman : Arkham Asylum has been officially titled Batman: Arkham City. We also reported some brief plot information. “Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into “Arkham City“, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds“. At that time that’s all we heard about the game. Well, since then quite a few more details have emerged. More characters, plot details and game mechanics have been uncovered by CVG via GameInformer.

Click after the jump read the main points.

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