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.
Cover reveal/digital issue launch tomorrow. I won't spoil the cover, but I can answer the next biggest question, yes Game Infarcer is in—
Andy McNamara (@GI_AndyMc) March 03, 2014
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.
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.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, the next installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame franchise. The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 , Wii U system or PC) will be available at launch for $19.99 ($30 value) and grants purchasers access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which includes two exclusive skins.
Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following content: Gotham by Gaslight Batman Skin and Brightest Day Batman Skin; New Millennium Skins Pack, Infinite Earths Skins Pack; Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne before he became Batman, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to his greatest teacher, Kirigi; and an all-new story campaign. The game will release on all platforms worldwide on October 25, 2013.
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