Nintendo Canada’s Matt Ryan says it’s extremely important for the company to secure certain franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. We heard today that Ubisoft is only releasing Assassin’s Creed Rogue on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has only been confirmed for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PC. Here’s what he had to say.
“Those partnership and relationships are very important. Not only are those third-party relationships important for collaborating on games together, it’s also important for us to have certain important games on other systems come to our systems as well. True video game fans that enjoy putting in a ton of hours playing games also want to play these big titles, and they may not have the other systems to provide that for them. Now, while we may not get them all, it’s important that we get some, especially the really big ones. Like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and some of the Batman games we’ve seen on Wii U.”
Final Fantasy character designer and Kingdom Hearts producer Tetsuya Nomura has redesigned Batman. The redesign was part of his DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai line of re-imagined toy figures. The interesting design will be displayed at Square Enix’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con. What do you think to the redesign?
Yesterday we reported that GameStop were planning to reveal something special and they posted an image to accompany the news which looked suspiciously like an Assassin’s Creed protagonist. This led many to believe that Ubisoft were going to reveal the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Comet for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and possibly Wii U. Well it turns out the big surprise was DLC for Batman Arkham Knight for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The DLC contains playable character Red Hood and is a GameStop exclusive.
Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief at Game Informer, has revealed that they will be showcasing their new cover tomorrow with a new game. The game is widely assumed to be the new Batman title from Rocksteady. Hopefully the long-awaited game should come to Wii U.
A GameSpot blogger has stated that GameStop has just received Batman promotional merchandise which is due to go on display in stores in March. This has lead some online to believe that Rocksteady is preparing to reveal their next entry in the acclaimed Batman series.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system and PC. Developed by Armature Studio, the same team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handheld, the game delivers the same dynamic story and gameplay, now in high-definition. Fans will be able to purchase the game from 2nd April on the PlayStationNetwork, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Nintendo eShop and Steam for £15.99.
Warner Bros has announced via Facebook that it plans to share a Batman related announcement on December 31st. There’s no hints regarding what the announcement might be, but some are assuming its special DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins. However, it might also be the announcement of Rocksteady’s next Batman game. It should also be noted that 2014 is Batman’s 75th birthday, so it could be a tease for a nostalgic Batman title.
Rocksteady, the acclaimed development team behind Batman Arkham City, has begun posting several agency jobs matching text of Rocksteady career openings. The blurb states that the project “has been tipped to be one of the most successful games of 2014.” A report from Variety stated that Rocksteady’s next game is based upon a Silver Age-inspired prequel. The prequel apparently included a number of DC based characters that focused on Batman’s first encounter with the Joker. However, the plot line is similar to the recently released Batman: Arkham Origins. What would you like to see Rocksteady tackle next?
The developer responsible for making Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Armature Studio, have announced that they will be creating a new title for the holiday season. Armature Studio just happens to be founded by members who formerly worked for Retro Studios, designers of the Metroid Prime series. Few details have emerged about the new title thus far, but Armature have revealed that it will not be a “phone game,” and that it will also not be an “Arkham game.” No word yet on whether Armature’s latest game will be available on Nintendo consoles, but with Blackgate’s looming release on 3DS, we are hoping that the studio remembers Nintendo fans this Christmas.
The creators of Batman Arkham Origins have revealed that the game will launch with an exceptionally hard difficulty level, known as “I Am The Night”. If players select this setting, they are allowed only one life to complete the entire mission. At first it was reported that there would be no saves in this mode, however, developer Eric Holmes later revealed on Twitter that saves will be available, but players must go back to the start of the game if they perish. Until anything contrary is reported, we will assume that the developers of Arkham Origins won’t be excluding “I Am The Night” mode from the Wii U version of the game, even though they chose to exclude online multiplayer.