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After yesterday’s Mortal Kombat X announcement, WB Games is ready to unveil a few more mobile titles they’ve got in development including a new Batman game, a DC Comics crossover, and yet another Game of Thrones adaptation.
Developed by Turbine, Batman: Arkham Underworld is a villain simulator that tasks players with building a hideout and recruiting an army of henchmen. Players can use this army of mooks to take over turf in Gotham and maybe even take on The Batman himself. A beta test is currently scheduled for later this year, and prospective players can sign up at the game’s official website.
On the other hand, DC Comics Legends is an RPG in development at WB Games San Francisco that will ask players to select a team of superheroes to do battle with an evil plot for world domination.
Finally, WB’s Game of Thrones game is currently untitled, but it too is in development at Turbine. It’s being described as a “combat strategy game” and players will have to “join an alliance, rise to power, and then try to take the Iron Throne.”
In addition to Mortal Kombat X, all of these games will join the previously announced Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham in WB’s upcoming mobile lineup. More details on all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)
WB Games has announced that Lego Jurassic World and Lego Avengers are both in development at TT Games for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Both games will be released in 2015, though the Avengers game will debut a bit later than you might expect.
Lego Jurassic World will launch in June, just ahead or just after Jurassic World‘s theatrical opening on June 12. The game will include levels based on all four films including Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World. Most important of all, do you realize what this means? Lego Muldoon mumbling “Clever girl…” before getting eaten by Lego Raptors!
Meanwhile, Lego Avengers will be released in the Fall, presumably around the same date as The Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s Blu-ray/DVD debut. Like Lego Jurassic Park, Lego Avengers will include levels based on The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Finally, WB Games made two other Lego-related announcements this morning. First, the publisher confirmed that Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin will be available for the 3DS and Vita on March 24. And second, they revealed that Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be released for mobile devices this Summer.
It’s Thursday and that means Nintendo is ready to drop another eShop update on a waiting populace. This week, Nintendo fans can look forward to…
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) – A Sonic game based on the upcoming animated series that focuses on exploration and teamwork.
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U, 3DS) – The latest game in TT Games’ Lego series takes Batman and the rest of the DCU (and Conan O’Brien and Kevin Smith, for some reason) into outer space.
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Wii U) – The Game Boy Advance classic is now available through the Virtual Console. Seems fitting that Super Circuit is available on the same day as Mario Kart 8‘s Legend of Zelda DLC Pack.
- A World of Keflings (Wii U) – NinjaBee’s kingdom builder finally makes its way to the Wii U.
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) – A side-scrolling Sonic game based on the upcoming animated series.
- Tetris Ultimate (3DS) – The latest rendition of Tetris, this time courtesy of Ubisoft.
- Picross E5 – Nintendo’s latest game in their portable “Picture Crossword” series.
More details about all of these games (as well as a few others releasing this week) can be found after the break. (more…)
After the delay of Halo 5: Guardians earlier this year, Microsoft didn’t have any kind of big shooter on their Fall 2014 schedule. Thankfully, Microsoft put out something else today that will surely make all the little Halo fans out there squeal with delight… an Xbox One-exclusive compilation of the first four games in the series known as Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Improved visuals and a complete “Anniversary” makeover for Halo 2 make this the biggest re-release the series has ever seen.
Elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store today is a pair of new Assassin’s Creed games (the Paris-set Assassin’s Creed: Unity on the Xbox One and the Revolutionary Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on the Xbox 360), Konami’s latest soccer sim (Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One), and WB’s latest whimsical Lego adventure (Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store. These words could probably be etched to the top of this column every week and still be true, but today that sentence is especially apt as Ubisoft, WB Games, and Konami added a bunch of eagerly anticipated titles to Sony’s digital storefront alongside a passel of big indies.
Ubisoft leads the way with a double shot of their famed Assassin’s Creed series. The franchise’s first next-generation exclusive, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, takes the action to Paris and is now available to download for the PS4. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for the PS3 closes out the “Americas” saga and allows players to play as a Templar for the first time. Also available this week is WB Games’ Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The latest Lego title from TT Games blasts Batman into outer space on the PS4, PS3, and Vita. And Konami’s contribution to this week’s PlayStation Store update is Pro Evoltuon Soccer 2015 (PS4, PS3), the latest game in the soccer simulation series.
Finally this week, Bandai Namco released Tales of Hearts R, a new action RPG in the long-running Tales series, for the Vita. It was joined by a pair of indie favorites: Vblank’s overhead actioner Retro City Rampage DX (Cross-Buy on the PS4, PS3, and Vita) and side-scrolling world-builder Terraria (PS4, but includes Cross-Buy access to the previously released Vita version).
With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s launch behind us, game publishers have moved forward with a massive amount of mid-November releases. Chief among them (that’s right, I went there) is Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection, an Xbox One repackaging of Halo: Combated Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. More Achievements than you could ever ask for and four of the best shooters to ever grace a gaming system. Not a bad deal. Also available this week is a double shot of Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3, Xbox 360) closes the book on the franchise’s “Americas” saga while Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) shifts the series to the French Revolution.
The remaining new releases can also be slotted into several long-running franchises including WB’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One), Sega’s Sonic Boom two-fer (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on the Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on the 3DS), Bandai Namco’s Tales of Hearts R (Vita), and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One).
Finally this week, Blizzard is back with another World of Warcraft expansion… World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Conan O’Brien agreed to play himself in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham because his eight-year-old son made him. Kevin Smith said yes because he is the world’s biggest nerd. And Stephen Amell reprised his role as the Green Arrow because he’s very protective of the character. These are just some of the things you will learn in this behind-the-scenes video for Lego Batman 3 recently released by WB Games.
You’ll also bear witness to the greatest Lego hairstyle ever. In case that whole spaceship thing doesn’t work out, the superheroes of Lego Batman 3 could reach the heavens by climbing Conan’s magnificent pompadour.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be released for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 11.
First, we learned that Adam West would play himself in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Then came the news that Kevin Smith would bring his Fatman On Batman quips into the game as a playable character. But now, courtesy of WB Games’ New York Comic-Con panel, comes the news that Conan O’Brien will bring his pale force to the game as a playable character. But before dropping that bombshell, the panel announced a slew of new characters in rapid fire fashion. The full list includes…
- Jim Lee – The Co-Publisher at DC Comics.
- Mad Hatter, Man-Bat, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Kalibak, Polka-Dot Man and Detective Chimp – A gaggle of Bat villains and one talking monkey.
- Music Meister – A vilain from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Darkest Knight Batman – Bruce Wayne as the Green Lantern.
- Solar Suit Superman – Superman in his deep space suit.
- Condiment King – A joke villain from Batman: The Animated Series.
- Green Loontern – Daffy Duck’s Duck Dodgers character dressed up as another green superhero.
Finally, WB Games and TT Games announced that Lego Batman 3 will receive a post-release DLC pack based on The CW’s Arrow. The appropriately-named Arrow Pack will include a new level, new vehicles, and eight new characters (Arrow, Diggle, Felicity Smoak, Helena “Huntress” Bertinelli, Slade Wilson, Roy Harper, Sarah “Black Canary” Lance, and Malcolm Merlyn). The Arrow Pack will be available for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available for those platforms (as well as the 3DS, PC, Vita, and Wii U) on November 11.