Posts Tagged ‘Batman: Arkham City’

BIFF: Batman Arkham City Collector’s Edition

Aw, it's a romantic proposal!

“How do you feel about special editions of games, John?” the entire internet asks me at once. Well, let me answer. They’re alright, aren’t they? While I take issue with any inclusion of exclusive DLC – because that’s just so stupid it makes my ears bleed – any old guff they want to stick in an over-sized box is okay by me. And so it is that Batman: Arkham City has revealed what will be inside its bonus box. Although somewhat unofficially, as these details – as Joystiq reveal – have appeared on Gamestop and Best Buy‘s sites before any proper announcement or press release was put out. Which may also explain why no spec ed has been announced for the PC, which is obviously just an oversight by the online stores, and not Warner being stupid beyond belief.

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

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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12 Minutes of Batmens & Catwomens

'Holy thinly-veiled S&M reference, Batman'

Batman: Arkham City gets closer and closer, and we get exciteder and excitider, and in the heat of our anticipation become less gramatickly accurate. After what feels like years of teasing, concept art and pre-order incentives, finally we get to take a long, lingering look at what it’s really like in action. Below: 12 minutes of the game, including playable funtimes from both Batman and Catwoman, good acting, awful acting, Two-Face’s disgusting head and many many many goons and hi-tech shenanigans.
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Batman’s Pet Boy In Arkham 2

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: Arkham City Will Use GFWL

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

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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BUT THEN: Batman: Arkham Asylum

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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Batman Means Cat-Biff

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”


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.

So The Arkham City Trailer Is Spectacular


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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Batatat: Arkham City 5x Bigger Than Asylum

A bat, man.

Last December I told Rocksteady that I wouldn’t be using correct grammar in my Arkham City posts until they released some in-game footage (see here, and here). Today Gamespot published an interview with Sefton Hill, game director at Rocksteady, containing a few new details on Arkham City. But do we have any footage? Do we heck. So, here we go.

Batamn! He moves though the night, like a fart or other invisible thing. But how will you and I be moving down the meanie streets of arkham city? How big will it be? As big as a REAL CITY? Why will we do it? Only batman knows, and hes not telling. But also Sefton Hill knows, and he says.,.
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Batman & The Joker Are BFFs

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.

Batman: Arkham City Extendo Trail

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

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


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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Batman: Arkham City Screenshots Appear

Crikey!

The sequel to Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City is due in Autumn 2011, but so far we’ve not seen a screenshot. Until today, when it seems a bundle were leaked onto Flickr. We’ve got almost all of them below for you to take a look at. And it’s looking pretty damned great. Click on them to see a larger version.

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Batman: Arkham City Announced

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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