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Recent Articles: Batman: Arkham Knight
In the third and final Batman: Arkham Knight “Ace Chemicals” trailer, we see Batman solving puzzles by remote-controlling the Batmobile, fighting a bunch of mercenaries, and saving Ace Chemicals employees. There’s also a quick tease of the big fight about to go down between the Batmobile and Arkham Knight’s helicopter.
Rocksteady Studios and WB Games talked about the trailer a bit on the PlayStation Blog, as well as revealing the Scarecrow Nightmare Pack, which will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 2, 2015.
Rocksteady recently released the second part of their “Ace Chemicals Trilogy” of trailers, showing off more gameplay from Batman: Arkham Knight. Here we see Batman facing off against a lot of opposition in the courtyard of Ace Chemicals, and there’s definitely no shortage of firepower.
The final episode will air on Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time) during the PlayStation Experience and at PlayStation.com.
Batman has a bad history with Ace Chemicals. It was there that an unnamed criminal known as The Red Hook fell into a vat of chemicals and emerged as The Dark Knight’s nemesis, The Joker. Harvey Dent suffered a similar disfiguring accident in Batman: The Animated Series, permanently damaging his psyche and transforming him into Two-Face.
With such a haunted history, you’d think supervillains would stop attempting to rob and/or take over the plant. But you’d be wrong as Scarecrow and the mysterious Arkham Knight make the factory a target in the latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. The trailer includes a look at the Batmobile in action and new takedown maneuver, the “Fear Takedown.” WB Games also plans to release an extended version of the trailer (three-and-a-half minutes is clearly not enough) on December 1 through the game’s official website.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 2.
EGX London, formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo, finally gives UK players a chance to their hand at unreleased games after all the other big Summer shows: E3, PAX Prime, Gamescom, and TGS. It sits at the right time of year too! I always tend to get a bit down on games over the Summer when my consoles sit mostly unused.After playing a dozen of the biggest games scheduled to release over the next nine months, I’m excited to finally charge a DualShock 4 again.On top of that, talking to so many gamers in one place really gives you a nice vertical slice of where the industry sits at the moment. But first… the games! (more…)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Batman will return on June 2, 2015. It looks like that’s the day that Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in three different versions.
A game disc in a flimsy plastic case is yours if you’re willing to spend $59.99 on the standard edition. But for $99.99, you can upgrade to the Limited Edition housed in a fancy SteelBook case. In North America, the Limited Edition will be available exclusively for the PS4 and Xbox One. Gamers in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will have the option of picking it up for the PC as well as the PS4 or Xbox One. So what else do you get for your money besides a sturdier case? Well, the Limited Edition includes…
- Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc.
- Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s protector, The Dark Knight.
- Custom Art Book – 80 Page, full-colour art book showcasing the concept art of Batman: Arkham Knight.
- Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book.
- Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three unique Skins from DC Comics’ “New 52″ series.
But if you really want to get nuts, the $199.99 Batmobile Edition (PS4 or Xbox One only in all territories) may be for you. The Batmobile Edition includes everything from the Limited Edition, except the Batman Memorial Statue has been swapped out for a Transforming Batmobile Statue that is, according to WB, “realized in exquisite detail by TriForce.”
You can get a closer look at both special editions after the break. (more…)
GameStop isn’t wasting any time in implementing their plan to offer exclusive bonuses to those who pre-order some of the biggest upcoming games. First there was Alien: Isolation‘s “Last Survivor” mission and now comes an offer of a special Red Hood mission for Batman: Arkham Knight.
Multiple characters over the years have used the Red Hood alias in DC Comics continuity. The Joker himself was the first to wear Red Hood costume, in the time before his days as the Clown Prince of Crime. Maybe Batman’s nemesis isn’t as dead as previously thought. But without delving into conspiracy theories, the second Robin, Jason Todd, also wore the Red Hood costume for a time.
— GameStop (@GameStop) July 23, 2014
Another bonus mission, this one starring Harley Quinn, will also be given to those who pre-order the game. It’s unknown when (or if) either bonus mission will be made available for those who don’t pre-order Arkham Knight, which will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in 2015.
The Best of E3 2014 nominees are in, and Evolve is currently leading the pack with six nominations (Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best PC Game, Best Action Game, and Best Online Multiplayer). The rest of the Best in Show games all have multiple nominations as well – Alien: Isolation, Batman: Arkham Knight, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, No Man’s Sky, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. After all the attention it’s gotten, I’m surprised Sunset Overdrive isn’t on that list, but it’s on a few others.
Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.
When Kevin Conroy speaks, you listen. Not only is the prolific voice actor the preferred Batman for an entire generation of kids, but he also has a habit of revealing secrets about the games he’s going to appear in. Good for us, bad for the publishers behind those games.
About a year ago, Conroy inadvertently revealed the existence of Batman: Arkham Knight at the Dallas Comic Con. This past weekend, while the rest of the world was recovering from E3, Conroy was at the Denver Comic-Con and dropped this little nugget on Groovey TV:
“I have a massive game you may have heard of called Arkham Knight. It was supposed to come out in January, we’ve been working on it for a year and a half, it’s still not done. So it’s going to come out next January, but I know everyone is frustrated. The reason it’s been delayed is because it’s so awesome.”
Batman: Arkham Knight was originally scheduled to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Fall before WB Games pushed it back to 2015. Will it be available in January, as Conroy said, we’ll just have to wait and see.