Warner Bros games has posted the launch trailer for the eagerly awaited Batman: Arkham Origins. This trailer showcases Black Mask, the feared gang leader and powerful mob boss in Gotham, now controlling the city’s criminal underworld. Batman: Arkham Origins is due for release on Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on Friday, October 25th. Will you be purchasing the game? Or will you wait for the reviews to come in?
GamesHQ has uploaded seventeen glorious minutes of Batman Arkham Origins footage for your viewing pleasure. Arkham Origins Senior Producer Ben Mattes and Gameplay Director Michael McIntyre at WB Games Montréal commentate on the video. The footage shows off a number of things that are iconic in the Batman franchise, including the Bat Cave and the BatWing. The game is out this Friday in North America and November 8th in Europe.
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Ubisoft revealed during a conference call that both Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell Blacklist had lower sales than the company had originally anticipated. Splinter Cell Blacklist sold poorly on the Wii U during August and reportedly sold less than 10k during its first month on Nintendo’s latest platform. In total, Splinter Cell Blacklist sold 300k across all platforms. Rayman Legends sold the most units on Wii U, but that didn’t stop the game from doing poorly across all systems.
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag concerns itself with many a pirate in-game, but there’s also the modern-day content to consider when playing through the title. Assassin’s Creed director Ashraf Ismail says there’s up to five hours of present day content to satiate those players who love to explore, but those who prefer to get back to the action can breeze through the modern content in just over 20 minutes. If you’ve played through Assassin’s Creed III, the optional content will give you new information detailing what happened to a specific character, as you trawl through records in Abstergo Entertainment. You’ll find a snippet of Ismail’s comments below. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is released for Wii U in North America and Europe in late October and November.
“We pretty much tried to boil it down to its most core essence because we know there are people out there who really don’t like the present day, and that’s okay. You don’t have to like it, but it’s part of the brand. For the people who like the present day and are big fans, we put in a lot of fan service and a lot of fun optional content. You get to choose if you want it or not.
“You have to hack computers and figure out how to access certain rooms and get through security. There is gameplay in just being able to access that stuff. When you access it, the content you find is a reward for us.”
Toy and game retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has announced that it will host a launch event on Day One of the Skylanders Swap Force release. The special event will feature Limited Edition Swap Force including Legendary versions of Night Shift, Grip Creeper, and Zoo Lou, among other figures, and it will take place on Sunday, October 13th. Toys ‘R’ Us stores will have modified hours to accommodate the game’s launch, as some locations will go all out with a midnight sale, while others will simply open an hour or two early.
Gamers who purchase the 3DS version of the game will have an even greater chance of getting some exclusive Skylanders figures, as Activision recently announced a starter pack for 3DS that features characters not found in any other starter pack. An Activision exec also recently spoke about the originality of the Skylanders concept. Skylanders Swap Force is a multi-platform release with versions launching across the three major Nintendo consoles: Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.
While many Wii U owners may be currently sailing the Great Sea in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, others may be looking to plunder booty on the Caribbean Sea in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag when it comes to multiple platforms, including Wii U this October and November. There’s been plenty of trailers to feast your eyes on, with the newest Pirate Heist trailer revealed last week, but we’ve also got a TV commercial to really set the countdown timer ticking. It’s a longer wait for European Wii U owners, however, as Ubisoft confirmed a three-week delay, releasing on November 22. Are you excited for this game’s release?
Square Enix is pleased to announce that Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed action-RPG title, is shipping for Nintendo’s Wii U system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC on October 22. The Mac version will launch in the near future.
“Over the last 18 months the team has been working very hard on the development of the Director’s Cut,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio for Eidos-Montréal. “With this edition we gave the team the envious task of pushing the boundaries in innovative and creativity to explore something we believe will become a big part of the future of the franchise, the second screen experience.”
Exclusive only to the Square Enix Online Store, a new Deus Ex novella, Deus Ex: Fallen Angel, will be free with the purchase of any console version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. The novella, created by James Swallow, the writer behind Deus Ex: Icarus Effect, follows the story of Malik just prior to the events of Human Revolution and is a must have for any Deus Ex fan.
Tongs’s Rescue mission and the entire Missing Link chapter have been integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow of the Director’s Cut. Other core Deus Ex: Human Revolution augmentations include overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, improved AI, over 8 hours of developer commentary, and striking visual improvements which make this edition the best looking and most immersive Deus Ex experience available.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut also offers a full slate of second screen features for the Wii U GamePad, Microsoft’s SmartGlass, and the PlayStation Vita system that make the touchscreen interface Adam Jensen’s primary neural.
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Mighty No. 9 is in its final countdown stages with just over a day to go until the Kickstarter project ends, but developer Comcept is still boosting its backer appeal. In an update from the developer, Mighty No. 9 will be created using Unreal Engine technology, and since it’s a crowd-funding project, Comcept has published a very rough and short video of the game in testing by Inti Creates. The video footage - which you can see above – took seven days to put together, in order to see if the engine was appropriate for Beck and his enemies. Of course, they underlined that this footage is very rough and not necessarily what you can expect from the game when it launches in 2015 for various consoles. It’s only 13 seconds, but what do you think of the footage?
WB Games has revealed that Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U will cost less than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game – both of which will retail for $59.99. The Wii U version will be priced at $49.99. Unlike the other versions, however, the Wii U game won’t have online multiplayer. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25.
Netflix Super HD is now offered on Wii U. The highest-definition picture was previously only available to Netflix members with an Internet service provider that was part of Netflix’s Open Connect network. However, Netflix now offers Super HD streaming on several devices, including Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Apple TV. The Netflix application can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop.