Flippin' heck, Warner Bros – all you needed to do was splice together a couple of clips of the Caped Crusader kicking goons in the gob and your Batman: Arkham Knight commercial would be complete. So, what in the name of the Joker is this? The commercial has leaked onto YouTube today and is coming from an unofficial channel so is potentially subject to change. It looks final to us, though.
Basically, it shows a group of everyday people in challenging situations. The theme's all about unlocking your inner-strength... Which you'll presumably be able to do by becoming the Dark Knight in Rocksteady's forthcoming PlayStation 4 foray – or something. Cheesy doesn't even cut it, we're afraid – this clip stinks like a great pile of sweaty stilton being stored in a sauna.
Update (12:30PM BST): The video's now been uploaded to the game's official YouTube page, which means that it's legit. Gross.
I thought it was a good ad. Made you think what was going on then pow (maybe a zap also lol) your the bat and kicking a.s.s lol
Trent Reznor raking in the cash.
To be honest I have a real disliking for 'live action' game video's. I get the premise of this video though.
Live action videos may have been useful or beneficial in the past when visuals were not that great and the live action gets across the concept, after all these 'coloured' blocks (too big to be called pixels ) that were used to make up characters/objects etc sometimes needed a lot of 'imagination' and so live action enabled developers to show the intent.
Certainly in the last 10 years (if not longer), more often than not, the live action looks worse with poor sets/costumes than the game itself. In terms of sci-fi and that type of thing - most look like very cheap 'B' movie sets, costumes, effects etc. with the game itself looking so much better and has much more of a 'wow' factor.
This generation requires it even less. The visuals are up there with a big budget Hollywood movie - probably better than some too. I think we are nearly at the 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' movie level of visuals - not quite there yet but the game play and visuals are likely to do more than a live action trailer ever will...
nothing wrong with that ad!
Yeah this add wasn't as horrible as you made it sound I didn't mind it
I think this ad is awesome
Wasn't that bad granted, I watched it without sound..
Bad and long. 0.1% gameplay footage. At least the game looks awesome.
That literally could have been an ad for anything until the last 15 seconds.
See something going down? Put yourself in danger! Get shot, stabbed, get your ass handed to you, possibly end up dead. Be a HERO. Be STUPID.
Yup, any ad with some NIN's is a plus.
"be the batman" i like it !
C'mooon, it wasn't THAT bad. Cheesy as heck, yeah! But as a commercial it wasn't bad.
TL;DR I like cheesy commercials.
NIN deserves better
@glassmusic The amount of people who walk past or drive passed incidents is insane. We've turned into a bunch of cowards. Last week four lads were acting weird I believe trying to break into a beauty salon on my way home from work, I parked up and got out. They ran off. Pity really Id had a rubbish day in work.
As for the video it was boss. Boooo Sammy.
Put some Taylor Swift in there and you'll change your tune swiftly.
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