You know who’s a great character that deserves more attention? Batgirl. The daughter of police commisioner James Gordon has survived being paralysed by the Joker, can hold her own ina fight with some of the best fighters around and is more capable at mystery solving than a ragtag quartet of a jock in a neckerchief, a clueless cheerleader, a genius bookworm and a beatnik who hangs out with a cowardly dog. And come this October, Batgirl is getting a new direction and a new look.
Welcome to our third new video feature! Today, I’m talking action figures. I’m talking collectables. I’m talking stuff so awesome, you’ll probably never ever own so you might as well give up and rather paint a hobo to look like a highly sought-after piece of merch instead. I’m talking Collectibles Corner, which is all about thrusting your hard-earned cash at your screen.
One of the reasons I’ve been slobbering like Homer Simpson over Batman: Arkham Knight, is that you get to drive around in the Batmobile in that game. And that specific incarnation of the Batmobile is fantastic. But what if I told you that a Batman game exists where you can drive all of the previous cars that Batman has pimped out? Because such a game does exist.
By now, you’ve heard me wax lyrical on how Batman: Arkham Knight will be one of the best games of 2015, if ever. I’ bias as hell, I’ll admit it but that’s a good thing in my case. You won’t just get to be the Batman in the final Rocksteady game however. You’ll also get a chance to be the main squeeze of the Joker, Harley Quinn.
Patience is a virtue, was something my father would often say before he defenestrated the person driving in front of him for being so slow on the road. And that’s an adage which applies to gaming, as the big name titles from the previous year often wind up back on the shelves in a new repackaged form. Like Batman: Arkham Origins for instance.
Ah February, the month of love, boxed chocolates and cheap dates with drinks that taste like Roofies. And now also, hopefully the month of having crime punched out of a criminal, one battered and terrified thug at a time.
Look, if I’m going to talk to the frontman of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game, Dax Ginn, I’m going to do it properly. And by properly I mean get sweaty in a cowl and start geeking out because I threw my objective opinion off a balcony the second I started playing that game.
The caped crusader may be known as the greatest detective that the world has ever seen, but some problems can’t be solved with sheer intellect alone. Sometimes, a conundrum needs to be fixed the good old-fashioned way – with fists. And in Arkham Knight, Batman will have an expanded arsenal of attacks to try out on various henchmen.
Well ladies and Germans, the show is indeed over. It’s been a splendiferous three days of games, games and even more games. Hell, even I’ve had my fill and I’m ready to come over. But not before gawking at a few more pictures.
It is the ultimate tool in the war on crime. The result of a billion dollars of research and possibly one or two dead interns in the Wayne Enterprises research and development labs. And for the first time in years, the Batmobile is once again a playable part of a Batman video game.
We know that Arkham Knight, coming next year from Rocksteady Studios, looks incredible. We also know that the new Batman game will feature a city so large that it requires vehicular transportation, and that that transportation comes courtesy of the Batmobile Here’s a brand new trailer showing how the Gothic Gotham vehicle can be used for more than just getting around.
The batman games of late have been spectacular for the most part, creating really authentic Batman experiences. Have you been wanting some more information on the game as badly as Darryn? Look no further, as Sony have finally shown us just what the next generation Batman game is going to look like.
I’ve been crying since the official announcement yesterday that I’d have to wait until 2015 for a return trip to Gotham City. Batman: Arkham Knight is in need of some extra polish, but honestly, Rocksteady has earned enough of my trust. Until then, I’ll have to make do and lick my screen every time I see a Batmobile pop up on it.
What was once a rumour is now a fact. You won’t be seeing Batman zipping around Gotham in the Batmobile this year, as the dark knight will instead arrive in 2015.
When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era started, publishers were quick to bundle older-gen games together, selling off a slightly HD collection of previously played titles that had been given a slap of 16:9 paint. With the new-gen, that’s not going to be a passing fad, although developers and studios are quick to call re-released games “Remastered Editions”.