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Recent Articles: Batman: Arkham Knight
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.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the 2014 E3 Expo is right around the corner. The Warp Zoned staff spent a recent night chatting about some of the big pre-E3 announcements during the latest episode of “Continue Countdown.” We pre-pre-judged Mortal Kombat X, Homefront: The Revolution, Forza Horizon 2, BattleCry, Battlefield Hardline, and Hyrule Warriors in the first six segments of the show.
But we also wanted to worry and fret over a trio of delayed games (Batman: Arkham Knight, The Order: 1886, and Quantum Break) as well as speculate about what a Smash Bros.-style Mario Kart game would be like (spoiler alert: it would be AWESOME). And the eternal question (How much would you pay for an E.T. cartridge excavated from a landfill?) was answered.
Finally, we slipped a few E3 predictions in there. We’re probably way off the mark, but it’s that magical pre-E3 time when anything seems possible.
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Here we go again. WB Games and Rocksteady Studios have confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be released this Fall as previously planned. Instead, Rocksteady’s final Batman game will be released sometime in 2015 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Even with the delay, WB Games plans to heavily promote Batman: Arkham Knight during next week’s E3 Expo. Specifically, the publisher will give the world a glimpse of Batmobile Battle Mode for the first time. With the flick of a switch, Batman can transform his Batmobile from a sleek roadster into a fully-armored battle tank. Armed to the teeth with lasers, missiles, and incendiary rounds, the Batmobile’s Battle Mode will be able to take on anything The Riddler can think up. You can get a preview of the Batmobile in Battle Mode in the teaser trailer embedded above.
And don’t worry, even in Battle Mode, Batman will uphold his “no killing” pledge.
WB Games has released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, which lays out the game’s storyline in a way that I don’t think we’ve heard before. Scarecrow is using a new version of his fear toxin to blackmail the people of Gotham into leaving. As further incentive, he has recruited some of Batman’s greatest enemies (including The Penguin and Two-Face) to overrun the city with criminals. Batman, naturally, doesn’t take too kindly to this threat…
And that’s when Arkham Knight, a villain created specifically for this game by Rocksteady, shows up. Any bets on his “real” identity… A somehow still-alive Joker? Jason Todd? Azrael? Someone else entirely?
We’ll find out later this year when Batman: Arkham Knight is released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Rocksteady Studios has finally emerged from the shadows and shone a spotlight on their next title… Batman: Arkham Knight. The next chapter in the Arkham saga will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime this year. But before that, it will grace the April 2014 cover of Game Informer. The magazine has also provided a look at an an extended four-minute trailer that will give gamers a taste of Rocksteady’s next-gen ambitions. The trailer can be found after the break.
As The Joker died at the end of Batman: Arkham City, the Caped Crusader will require a new set of foes to tangle with. In Arkham Knight, Batman will apprehend Scarecrow, The Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and many others. And after a jump to next-generation consoles, the area that Batman will be patrolling has increased quite a bit. In fact, Gotham City has expanded so much that Batman will be able to drive the Batmobile through the streets in pursuit of the city’s criminal element.
Finally, Rocksteady has confirmed that they will not develop any Batman: Arkham games after the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. So I expect fans to start clamoring for a Batman Beyond adaptation any day now. (more…)
Riddle me this! When is “the next Arkham game” not the one scheduled to be released this October? Answer… When Kevin Conroy is discussing it at the Dallas Comic Con.
During a Q&A event at the convention this past Sunday, Conroy seemingly ended weeks of speculation by announcing that he would be appearing in “the next Arkham game.” Some people were worried that he wasn’t talking about Batman: Arkham Origins, but he reassured everyone by saying, “I can talk about it now [...] It’s now been announced.” So that settled it, Conroy was Batman in Arkham Origins.
But yesterday, WB Games Montreal confirmed that Roger Craig Smith would take over the role of the Caped Crusader in Arkham Origins. Fans were understandably confused.
It’s gotten even weirder thanks to a tweet posted by Conroy (since deleted, but archived by Batman News) where he clarifies that he wasn’t referring to Arkham Origins at the Dallas Comic Con, but a different Arkham game that is coming soon.
So is this what Rocksteady’s been up to since completing Arkham City? And why would Conroy say that his Arkham game has been announced when it clearly hasn’t? Someone at WB Games must have given him the go-ahead, right? Where’s The Riddler when you need him?