Posts Tagged ‘Rocksteady Studios’

Laugh Riot: Arkham City’s Joker

By Adam Smith on September 26th, 2011.

smile, though you're breaking someone's heart by murdering their family

Arkham City is going to be packed full of villains but the place wouldn’t be complete without the Joker. We knew he was going to be there, of course, but this trailer tells us a little bit more about what he’ll be doing. Referring to deadly plans while holding up a twisted carnival mirror to Batman’s unsmiling granite face and cackling like Luke Skywalker’s demented uncle, that’s what he’ll be doing. Nothing much new then, although he is looking more horrible than ever and hopefully now he’s not pulling all the strings (unless he is), he’ll be more chaotic and frightening. Just when I’m feeling extremely happy at the idea of beating up goons and twirling my cape in their faces, the trailer ends with a release date. It’s not the right one though.

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Deadshot: Arkham’s Cannon-Wristed Nutter

By Adam Smith on September 16th, 2011.

Look at him. Detecting.

More Arkham City footage this morning, which makes me very happy indeed. It’s the reveal of a new villain, and we all know villains are one of the best things about comic book games. The footage comes courtesy of Gametrailers and as well as showing some footage of the game, it has excitable fellow Sefton Hill giving some background on another villain out to cause mischief and mayhem. This time it’s Deadshot, the world’s greatest assassin. That’s right, all those historical wrist-bladed assassins can step aside, because Deadshot has wrist-mounted cannons. BOOM. Take a look.

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Not A Carrey In the World: Arkham 2’s Riddler

By Alec Meer on July 11th, 2011.

This week in Hello, a tour of Rupert Murdoch's beautiful home

The videogames promotional cycle can be so exhausting – take Batman: Arkham City, for example. It’s still three and half months away but already we’re at a sort of hype crescendo. Yes, I want it. Do you hear me, Warner Brothers? I am prepared, right now, to say that I want to play it and I am prepared to hand over in the region of £30 to make this happen. Do I still have to watch tons of videos that tease and torture me with the fact that it’s probably going to be very really good but I’m not allowed to have it yet? Do you want me to beg? Alright, I’ll do it.

Please, Mr Warner and your delightful brothers, can I have this game now? If I promise to watch another video, can I have it? Please? Please?
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Batman’s Pet Boy In Arkham 2

By Alec Meer on June 21st, 2011.

His nipples seem far too close together. Or maybe... mine are too far apart? Oh god, now I'm all self-concious

And here was I thinking that all the non-comics Batman spin-offs were doing their damndest to pretend that the dark knight detective wasn’t in the habit of dragging a boy along to his late-night soirees with angry street thugs. Robin has been resolutely absent from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies and went without mention in the solid, tight Arkham Asylum. But the Boy Wonder has found his way into upcoming sequel Batman: Arkham City after all. How’re they going to reconcile the wee lad’s bright costume and cheery demeanour with something so grim? Let’s take a look…
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Batman Means Cat-Biff

By Jim Rossignol on June 1st, 2011.

Combat yoga
It’s true. Looks like the chaps and chaplets of Gamespot got their hands on Batman: Arkham City for some caped fun times, because there’s a trailer doing the rounds. It’s new. It’s below. It shows Catwoman.

She’s playable, apparently. I want to come up with some kind of ultimate innuendo, but it’s late. I’m sorry.
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BIFF! Batman: Arkham City Is “Open”

By Jim Rossignol on April 12th, 2011.


Gosh, Batman, this interview about Arkham City makes me a bit more excited about the game. It sounds like Rocksteady aren’t resting on their laurels, and are really reaching with the new game. Speaking about the open nature of the city Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn said: “Everywhere that’s open to the sky is available to the player from the off. So they can go anywhere they want and that was the emotional feeling that we wanted to convey; you’re Batman, you can do what you want… there’s loads of content out there in the streets and you can engage with in any order you want right from the beginning.”

So that sounds interesting.

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Batman & The Joker Are BFFs

By Alec Meer on January 26th, 2011.

Quickly, Batchildren! A mysterious French internet online websitepage has a frustratingly unembeddable new trailer from Batman: Arkham City, which will almost certainly be dragged off into a dark alley and given a sound kicking by the dastardly Mr Embargo any minute now. It features Batman and the Joker working together (whaaaaaaaaat), in a “punching hulking goons in the teeth” sort of way. It looks, to coin a phrase, “tight.”

Edit – there’s some speculation this may be fake. Maybe it is! Investigating/being bewildered by the strange lengths people on the internet go to will be fun regardless. Dialogue and character models are apparently lifted from the first game, and could have originated from the Unreal SDK. What do you think, detectives?

Edit edit – Warner Bros confirm it’s a fake. So there’s that. Let’s take bets on how long until it’s pulled, and on what grounds.

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Batman: Arkham City Extendo Trail

By Quintin Smith on December 13th, 2010.

Last week was a week where I posted a very short Batman: Arkham City footage and said I would not use right grammar until we got in-game footage. Like Batman, I cannot back down. So here it is! The same trailer, but enlongened. See Batman fight his enemys in the rain. He gets wet. Poor soggy Batamn. Have a towl, soggy Batman. There there.
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Here Is A Very Short Arkham City Teaser

By Quintin Smith on December 8th, 2010.

Batman in flight! Afternoon delight.

Batman! He fights badguys, not police. Not unless he has to! But when he has to, he will fight a police as hard as it takes. That is what this trailer lets us know. Rocksteady Studios! If you would like me to start using correct grammar in future posts on Arkham City, please release some in-game footage. Thanks.
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More Arkham City Images

By Jim Rossignol on October 11th, 2010.


The Batman and his friends are looking rather handsome indeed. First there was this batch of loveliness, and now there’s a bit more, which I’ve posted below in a gallery fashion. If you’re a fan of wearing leather and punching men in the face, then you scare me. Also, this game is probably going to be a big deal.

Click images for gigantism!

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The Bat-Physics: Arkham Asylum Tech Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on September 3rd, 2009.


We’re going to be taking a closer look at Bruce Wayne’s secret identity on PC soon, but until we do there’s a rather shiny “showcase” trailer showing off how implementation of physics engine tech looks on nVidia-powered PCs. Stuff swirls and swishes and dudes get kicked. It’s quite impressive. It’s still the same gloomy, doomy Arkham Asylum, but there’s quite a lot more detail. And, my, it is good lookin’.

For those that missed it: there’s a demo out.
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Batman Sneaks For Victory

By Jim Rossignol on March 16th, 2009.


It would be fun to extrapolate a kind of superheroic Splinter Cell from this new stealth-action trailer, but I don’t suppose the reality of Arkham Asylum will be anything like as precise as Ubi’s military infiltrations. Nevertheless the BatAction does look fairly entertaining, with plenty of swooping and batarang-ing. I’m wondering whether this or Wolverine will win out in the third-person action stakes. I guess we’ll find out on June 9th, for that is when Arkham Asylum is release on all formats.
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Arkham Asylum Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on November 22nd, 2008.


Eidos have released the first teaser trailer of their Batman game, and it’s looking appropriately moody. The game is being developed by British studio Rocksteady Studios, who previously developed moderately successful (critically anyway) console first-person shooter Urban Chaos: Riot Response. However, all we really know about this latest Batman game is Eidos’ blurb: “Upon entering Arkham Asylum, The Joker greets Batman over a loudspeaker and Batman has no choice but to enter into what can only be an ambush. Batman: Arkham Asylum features brutal combat, giant sized boss battles and deadly experiments all within the notorious island prison.” And also that it’s a pretty snazzy looking action adventure, natch…
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