Some of the greatest things in life have come from the result of pairing up. Cheese and onion chips. A bit of Fry and Laurie. The Rock ‘n Sock connection. Even Batman has seen the value of partnering up on occasion, going through Robins the same way that bad Mexican food goes through a colon. In Arkham Knight, you won’t just be teaming up with the extended Bat-family to help save Gotham City however. You’ll be switching between vigilantes on the fly.
Batman may be an ass-kicker supreme, but even the most stringent of training regimens in the hands of a nocturnal maniac who resolves parental abandonment issues through violence on the criminal underworld will only take you so far. And that’s where the Bat-family comes in. Nightwing, various Robins, Batgirls and even one-time Batman replacement Azrael are all members of this family. And there’ll be one hell of a family reunion in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight.
After the Witcher 3, the next AAA game that’s on most gamers’ lists is very probably Batman: Arkham Knight. The third in the game series (according to Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill, who disavows any knowledge of Arkham Origins), it pits the big, bad Batman against an unknown, mysterious foe. PC gamers likewise, have to battle a foe of their own when playing the game; their PC’s. Many are wondering if their PCs will have what it takes to be the Bat when we return to Arkham in June. Wonder no more. Nvidia’s revealed the sorts of machines you’ll need to fight crime.
Way back in the 1990s, the greatest event of all time took place: Marvel vs DC Comics. This was the comic book series that fans had been waiting for. Superman vs the Incredible Hulk! Batman vs Captain America! The really annoying punk version of Superboy taking on the clone version of Spider-Man! Robin hooking up with Jubilee from the X-Men! Okay, maybe some of those matches weren’t so awesome. But they also weren’t nearly as bloody as this brawl.
I don’t know when we’ll see another Batman game once Arkham Knight wraps up. But I also doubt that Warner Bros. Interactive will retire such a franchise once Rocksteady departs. Because there’s still plenty to mine out of the Batman mythos, and I’d bet my left Bat-testicle that we’ll see a new game unveiled within the next couple of years. And maybe, one of them can borrow story elements from some legendary Batman tales.
Amidst all the Batmobiles and fancy gadgets, I think a lot of people have forgotten that Batman is more than just a collection of wonderful toys wrapped up in a broken and deranged individual with a massive trust fund. The Arkham games established three core styles of gameplay that would be present at any time as players busted heads as the caped crusader. Predator, detective and combat modes all combined to form one glorious trinity of ass-kicking in Arkham Asylum, City and Oranges. But the Batman will have a new trick or two up his sleeve in Arkham Knight.
On the surface, I dig the idea for LEGO Dimensions. After all, you’d have to be some kind of monster to find no joy in building with LEGO. You’ve got characters from various franchises, a portal to build and various other vehicles and gadgets to assemble. All that, and a video game, which does sound neat. And expensive. After all, this is Lego that we’re talking about, which usually retails locally for an actual arm and a leg.
It’s that time of the year again. Much like movies, comic books have their own annual event, raising the stakes each year with a blockbuster that has been teased and hinted at for several years prior. You already know what Marvel has planned for the Secret Wars event. But they’re not the only mini-series in town that features colliding realities and worlds, as DC will be tackling a similar idea in Convergence.
In non April Fool’s news of a most shocking nature, new details have slipped out that reveal the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight to be a game that is bigger than an entire book of yo mama jokes. We do advise any readers with sensitive constitutions or sissy-boy tolerance levels for high bandwidth downloads, to not read further. If you don’t want to be cool that is. CHICKEN!
The only problem however, is that it doesn’t come in black. But the contents of this bundle, shall be gratefully accepted! We will need them, when we take over Gotham with our various and poorly performed Bane one-liners from The Dark Knight Rises. What a lovely, lovely voice…
One day, I’m going to be Batman. Just as soon as I finish building my Batmobile, which is NOT my mom’s Chevrolet Aveo that has been hastily spray-painted black. Thing is, I’d love to have a proper Batmobile. Everybody has their particular favourite incarnation of Batman’s greatest asset, whether it be the dragster from the Tim Burton movies or the Tumbler seen in the Dark Knight trilogy. My favourite Batmobile? Easily the original vehicle from the campy 1966 TV series. And if I can break my piggy bank open, I might just be able to buy one this weekend.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Infinite Crisis hit the beta stage of its design. Provided that one day can be measured in years for you. Now, the Turbine Studios game is finally ready to go live, as it pits the heroes and villains of DC Comics against one another in that MOBA genre that seems to be all the rage these days.
I love me some Batman. No wait, I know this is shocking news to you, but I am a fan. But to be precise, I’m a fan of the Arkham universe. To be even more precise, I’m a fan of Harley Quinn. There’s a lot of love out there for the Joker’s number one gal, and she’s been a consistent part of the Batman Arkham games since day one. And she’ll be getting her chance to shine in the upcoming story DLC for Arkham Knight, which won;t star that meddling B-Man at all.
Are your Dark Knight undies filled with as much anticipation for Batman: Arkham Knight as mine are? If you said yes, then you’re my kind of messed up individual. Bad news however: You’re going to have to wait a few weeks longer for the game to release, as June 2 is no longer B-day for the B-man.
Just when you thought there would only be one remaster this week. We kicked off this morning with the surprising news of a God of War III remaster that is currently in development, and one that I personally think is incredibly unnecessary. I think of that for most modern remasters, but if there's one that I certainly wouldn't mind, it's the Batman Arkham games. A remaster which is, apparently, very real.