Posts Tagged ‘Rocksteady’

Batman: Arkham City Will Use GFWL

By Quintin Smith on June 16th, 2011.

Holler if you can remember the exact sound effect that grapple makes

It’s been confirmed. Yesterday Warner Bros released the box art for Batman: Arkham City (due this October), which turned out to be an amusingly back-handed way of announcing that the game would use Microsoft’s less-than-perfect PC gaming frontend, Games For Windows Live, seeing as the GFWL logo is stuck there right at the top of the box like some kind of barnacle of bad taste. (Edit: Arkham Asylum also used GFWL, of course.)

Never mind. At least the box art is nice. Which means nothing in this day and age of digital downloads. NEVER MIND.
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Robin Confirmed In Batman: Arkham City

By Quintin Smith on June 13th, 2011.

It takes years of drama school to learn to make that shape with your mouth

The three most exciting words in the English language today are “Batman: Arkham City”. It’s a fact. So you should be very interested to know that US game retailer Best Buy yesterday published a listing for Batman: Arkham City touting Robin as an exclusive, downloadable playable character for two challenge maps if you pre-order from them. See the listing for yourself and read my hasty conclusions after the jump.
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This Is An Arkham City Batarang Controller

By Quintin Smith on June 10th, 2011.

It glows, because it's from the future

I’m too good to you lot. First of all I ease your aching need for a $200 Star Wars keyboard, and now I point you towards a promotional Batman: Arkham City controller designed like a batarang and lit up like some kind of high-tech bat… controller.
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BUT THEN: Batman: Arkham Asylum

By Jim Rossignol on June 6th, 2011.

Beats the LA Noire interrogation techniques.
Ah, these beers are working a treat, which is great because I beginning to get brain qualms from all the game footage. Next: Batman: Arkham City. The first game was rather special in the RIGHT nature of its action, but the open world of this game is what is selling it to me. I mean just look at it. Rocksteady were saying earlier today that they are aiming for the open-world here to be detail over size, and that’s paying off. I can’t wait to do some fancy swooping.
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So The Arkham City Trailer Is Spectacular

By Jim Rossignol on March 15th, 2011.


This made a wobbly appearance a bit earlier today, but I didn’t post it up because the embed had audio problems. Seems to be all fixed now, and the new trailer for Arkham City is quite the thing, with all the big villains showing their meticulously-modelled faces, to a fancy soundtrack. There is also swooping, and some mild face-punching. Don’t be alarmed, that’s quite normal. Better: the glimpses we get of the city itself! That sure looks like the kind of place I would like to defeat muscular men in hand-to-hand combat, yes sir!

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Batman is just a man. And finally, that the game is out in the week of the 18th of October. What a week that will be.
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Batman: Arkham City Announced

By Kieron Gillen on August 5th, 2010.

There may be subtext here. I don't know. Who am I to speculate?

News reaches us via a bat-signal link from Eurogamer that the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum will be out autumn 2011. Hurrah for fans of Tightness. Except, from the scant details released, it may be less Quinns-delightingly Tight, as it’s set in a single sprawling walled city block in the heart of Gotham which is now home of all the city’s criminally insane folk (Which is the sort of ill-advised city planning the residents of that fair city have got used to). That suggest more open-worldy to me. However, tightness will remain in the form of the flesh-clinging costume, as shown on the three teased Game Informer covers. It seems it will feature prominently Catwoman’s prominent features. Press release follows for those who like to pick over the details…
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Wot I Think: Batman – Arkham Asylum

By Alec Meer on September 15th, 2009.



Rocksteady’s slightly delayed PC version of their rather well-received man-thumper/ledge-grappler goes on sale this week. I’ve been playing it. I’ve also written some words detailing how I feel about it. But I’m not just going to give them to you, oh no. If you can solve my cunning riddle, you can work out how to read them. Riddle me this!

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Brucie Bonus: Free DLC for Batman Arkham Asylum

By Alec Meer on September 10th, 2009.

I’ll be Wotting My Thinks all over Rocksteady’s much-ballyhooed Batman adventure next week (we’d hoped for sooner, but I’ve been fruitlessly chasing review code for weeks now. Apparently the fancy PhysX effects have held it up), but until then let’s bask in the warm glow of promised free stuff. No idea what the free DLC will be, but it’s due on the 17th – a mere two days after the PC release – and will hit all three of the game’s platforms. Lovely to not be left in the dust of the console folks for once. Hopefully we’ll enjoy the PS3’s Play As The Joker mode at some point too.

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Metal Gear Batman: Arkham Asylum Stuffs

By Alec Meer on March 28th, 2009.

The dark’n’mysterious picture of what manner of beast Batman: Arkham Asylum may be is becoming clear. Beneath the cut, footage straight outta GDC of the Splinter Cell/Metal Geary Invisible Predator mode.

You can also find my initial thoughts on that and another of AA’s modes (a high score attack one, very much in the the vein of The Club) in a big ol’ preview piece over here, based on a few hours of hands-on perp-thumping earlier this week. While I’ve yet to try the PC build, so far it’s looking like a pretty slick superhero game as they go.
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Arkham Asylyum Video: Will I Become A Bat?

By Kieron Gillen on December 10th, 2008.

Batman expresses his annoyance over Grant's recent questionable plotting.

A new trailer of Rocksteady’s forthcoming Batman Arkham Asylum has gone live. You’ll find it beneath the cut, and see a lot of criminals being a cowardly and superstitious lot. The last time we posted about it, a lot of people seemed a little bewildered about what the game’s about. I’ve actually seen it a couple of times, so you’ll some thoughts on exactly what this Arkham Aslyum creature is, as well as the aforementioned video of punchitude.
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