Batman: Arkham City was the most demanded game of 2011, according to subscriber data released by video game rental service Gamefly
The caped crusader topped the charts for the most wanted multiplatform title based on subscriber queue numbers. Unsurprisingly, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was the most coveted game on PS3. Given Batman: Arkham City's strong emphasis on single-player, it's..
Can you feel the love? Developer Rocksteady has announced that it's giving away a free Batman Inc-style skin for Batman: Arkham City as a "thank you for your incredible support before, during and after the game's release"
The costume can be yours tomorrow from the PlayStation Store. Ordinarily you'd need to complete the game in order to access the skin, but Rocksteady's Sefton Hill used the free..
Warner Bros is planning to release more games based on DC properties following the critical and commercial success of both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City
Chatting in an interview with Canadian Business, the head of Warner Bros' new Montreal studio, Martin Carrier, said that the outfit is planning on releasing a variety of DC themed projects. He went on to explain that whatever the..
If there was ever an appropriate time to pull out the old Bat-symbol transition sound effect, this is it: Rocksteady has announced that its latest round of Arkham City DLC is set to take gamers to the Batcave
Doo-la-da-doo-la-la-laaa. Brilliant. The challenge room map pack is set to include missions inside Penguin's Ice Lounge and Jokers Carnival, as well as the aforementioned Batcave. Details..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
Not had enough Batman: Arkham City yet? Nowhere near, you say? Oh, sure thing, but you want more right? Good, because Warner Bros has just dropped a new trailer focusing on the game's upcoming Nightwing DLC bundle
The pack includes the character, two new Challenge Maps and a bonus animated series skin. It's out next week on the PlayStation Network...
Warner Bros has released some impressive numbers for Rocksteady's latest PlayStation 3 superhero opus, Batman: Arkham City
The publisher has shipped more than 4.6 million copies of the spectacular action-adventure sequel worldwide, more than double that of its predecessor over the same period. The team at Rocksteady put every ounce of effort into making the best Batman experience we possibly..
It also happens to be Warner Bros' biggest game release ever. Like, ever.
Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros has enjoyed the fourth biggest launch in the UK this year, with Batman: Arkham City shooting straight to the top of the sales charts. Batman: Arkham City was joined by The Sims 3: Pets, which had a reasonable debut in number six. Ratchet...
It's that silly part of the year where all the good games release at once
And nothing can quite prepare you for "silly season" like a publication's complete disregard for its scoring scale. The staff over at Yahoo have scored Batman: Arkham City a nonsensical 6/5, explaing that the game "improves on the original so much that it feels like gluttony". Back in 2009, the French..
Emerge from that rock you've been hiding beneath, the big end-of-year games rush starts now
And it starts with Batman: Arkham City, which is out on PlayStation 3 in North America today. Those of you living in the UK will need to wait until the end of the week. The race is now on to see who can complete the game before the spoilers start popping up. But then, a number of major websites started that..
Warner Bros' decision to lock portions of Batman: Arkham City's single-player campaign to new copies of the game -- significantly those missions involving Catwoman -- prompted a bit of a backlash this week
But GameStop looks like it's happened upon a solution. Apparently those purchasing used copies of the superhero block-buster from the US retailer will get a brand new, redeemable online pass..
After today's raft of uber-positive Batman: Arkham City reviews, it's not too surprising to see Rocksteady capitalise with a launch trailer of epic proportions
The footage is largely spoiler free, but watch at your own peril. That said, we'd recommend against it for now. This is the ultimate hype trailer. Waiting for the game's release is going to feel like torture after watching this.
Like so many other blockbuster releases, Batman: Arkham City will include an online pass designed to deter used game sales
Those that purchase the game second-hand will find themselves unable to participate in the game's Catwoman content, which is tied to a code inlcuded with all new copies of the game. If you do happen to buy the game used, you'll be able to purchase a new online pass — and..
Batman: Arkham City isn't out yet
(Not long to wait though, we promise.) Either way, as has become traditional for the video game industry, Rocksteady's already turned its attention to post-release support. And given the sheer wealth of pre-release content available for Batman: Arkham City, we imagine it's going to be copious. The first DLC add-on is due to release on November 1st. The pack will..
There's that many additional Batman: Arkham City costumes we're starting to lose count
Yet still the announcements keep flowing. Joystiq reports that those purchasing the Extended Cut Blu-ray edition of Green Lantern will receive a Sinestro Corps themed character model for the PS3 version of Batman: Arkham City. For those unsure of their Green Lantern lore, the Sinestro Corps are a group of rogues..
See you there?
Sony's announced that it will be holding the first round of the FIFA Interactive World Cup at a PlayStation Access event in Manchester this week. Players will get the opportunity to compete from Thursday through Saturday in addition to getting their hands on a bunch of other unreleased PS3 games. Games outside of FIFA 12 include...
Rocksteady's already confirmed the appearance of Batman, Robin and Catwoman as playable characters in Batman: Arkham City
It hasn't said anything about Nightwing. But eagle-eyed fans of the series have noticed the appearance of a set of trophies alluding to the character's inclusion, with two of the digital trinkets paying reference to a Nightwing Bundle Pack. Any Nightwing fans out there? No,..
Don't expect Batman: Arkham City to be the last superhero title from Rocksteady Studios
In an interview with CVG, marketing game manager Dax Ginn said that more titles were on the cards if the developer has "stories to tell". "I mean I think as long as we're still enjoying it and as long as we feel we can contribute to the Batman universe... that's how it feels," he said..
Strike one to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Nielsen's published its "top twenty" Chistmas video games wishlist, with Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted by 5,000 active North American gamers. Modern Warfare 3 was on the list of 27% of participants, while Battlefield 3 was on the list of just 12%. PlayStation 3 exclusives Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 both charted, but the..
Anyone else feel a bit 'odd' about Batman: Arkham City? Because the first game was so good, we almost feel blasé about its sequel
We know it's going to be good, right? The game's latest trailer — focusing on the Joker — is the first time we've really felt stomach jittering excitement for the title. It's included after the jump.
Those pre-ordering Batman: Arkham City from the UK's premier supermarket establishment [scoff - Ed], will get access to an additional four hours of Rocksteady's superhero opus in the form of an exclusive piece of DLC
Joker's Carnival Challenges Pack includes a separate set of missions based inside the ol' trickster's hideout. Here you'll need to use detective work, combat and stealth in order to..
Rocksteady Studios has worried some and excited others by the announcement of Robin's inclusion in the release of next year's open-world, gritty rendition of Batman: Arkham City
To appease traditionalist fans as well as the numerous detractors of the Boy Wonder's clean-cut appearance, Rocksteady has confirmed the incorporation of three different depictions of Robin, for the inner sidekick inside of..
Riding hot on a wave of costume variation announcements, Batman: Arkham City will find one of its more wacky outfits tied to the October release of the Green Lantern Blu-ray
PS3 owners will get an exclusive costume after purchasing the 2D or 3D versions of the feature film's Blu Ray release. The Batman Sinestro Corp costume will see the caped crusader don yellow in the get-up of the villainous foes..
Warner's just let us know that Batman: Arkham City will be playable in stereoscopic 3D on PlayStation 3
Those with high-end TVs will be able to experience Rocksteady's comic-book opus in 3D. If you're yet to purchase a fancy television, then the game will also support anaglyphic 3D "with technology compatible with all high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing 3D glasses available..
"Revenge is a dish best served ice-cold
" Mr. Freeze is one of our favourite Batman villains — when not being portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger anyway. So it's exciting to see the legendary ice-man get announced for Rocksteady's upcoming Batman: Arkham City. The reveal trailer (above) is well worth watching, and a stark reminder of how promising Arkham City itself looks. There's some..
So we're exaggerating in the headline, but it has seemed like a new pre-order bonus for Batman: Arkham City pops up everyday
Things have gotten so confusing that fan-site Arkham City.co.uk has compiled a small guide detailing where you can get what. All of Batman: Arkham City's pre-order bonuses pertain to original skins for the character, but there's a lot to choose from so let's get to it. If you..
Rocksteady's getting totally viral in the build-up to Batman: Arkham City
Included after the jump is an audio recording between the Joker and Hugo Strange. There's not actually much to the 100-second recording, but the Joker's sounding suitably demented. Listen to it after the jump.
Rocksteady's dropped a new Batman: Arkham City trailer right out of the San Diego Comic-Con
The new footage focuses squarely on the Penguin, who's adopted a cockney accent since his last outing. Don't worry though, the Penguin's British-ness totally works, making the character a little more rough-and-ready than previous incarnations. The rest of the trailer focuses primarily on Batman kicking thugs..
According to Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, the upcoming Batman: Arkham City will be an "ongoing" game with players able to "download future episodes of it"
Conroy was talking to Comic Booked about his role in the title, and concluded that due to the sheer amount of content he'd been "recording for a while". No official confirmation from Warner Bros nor Rocksteady yet, but this sounds..
We bet you can guess
No seriously, we really do bet you can guess. Both GameStop and Best-Buy has posted pre-order pages for the inevitable big-box edition of Batman's latest PS3 outing, and the contents are as predictable as the day turning to night: premium statue? Check. Art book? Check. Early access to DLC? Check. Price? Yup, you guess it, $99.99. Presumably if
Rocksteady's released a new Batman: Arkham City trailer this afternoon focusing on the Riddler
The dapper antagonist is one of a number of new foes set to feature in Rocksteady's hotly anticipated sequel. The editing in this trailer is erratic, but there's a few snippets of gameplay. We're already super excited for Batman: Arkham City. Trailers are pretty needless at this stage.
We counted down our most anticipated PlayStation games of the holiday season this week, touching on what we think are the five most intriguing titles of this year's end
Some of the games were included out of curiosity — Battlefield 3 and Sonic Generations might not be the best games of the year, but they are titles that we can't wait to play...
Warner's bided its time with Batman: Arkham City's big gameplay blow-out
Embargoes, NDAs and general silence have shrouded the game's build-up. Now the publisher's decided to blow the doors off with a massive 12-minute gameplay trailer. No nonsense, just footage. The biggest problem with this reveal is that the game's not out until the end of the year.
Rocksteady came out of nowhere
Batman: Arkham Asylum looked promising pre-release, but no-one really expected it to be quite the critical and commercial smash-hit that it was. We vividly remember spending a few moments with the demo before our review copy showed up the following weekend, and recall being blown away by the game's moody tone. But...
We hate Robin
Whenever Batman's stupid side-kick's around, things tend to turn sour. So we weren't overjoyed at the prospect of "The Boy Wonder" making an appearance in Batman: Arkham City. Rocksteady's released the first image of Robin's character model this afternoon, promoting the..
Bad news: Robin is going to be in Batman: Arkham City
Good news: he's just a pre-order bonus. US retailer Best-Buy has confirmed the character's appearance in a listing on its website. The irritating side-kick will be playable on two challenge maps if you pre-order the game from Best-Buy. Neither Warner Bros nor Rocksteady has confirmed the listing, which has since been pulled from Best-Buy's..
Campaign length complainers, here's some news that should brighten your morning: Batman: Arkham City will take roughly 25-hours to complete
Speaking to Destructoid, Dax Ginn said it would take about 25 hours to get through the campaign, and then double that to finish up the adventure 100%. Long enough for you?
Rocksteady's been hinting at the Penguin's inclusion in Batman: Arkham City for some time now, despite there being no formal announcement from the company
That confirmation has hit the 'net overnight though, after Rocksteady's marketing manager, Dax Ginn, confirmed the character's inclusion in a newspaper interview. ArkhamCity.co.uk has a transcript of Ginn's interview in the Australian Sunday..
One of the best features of Batman: Arkham Asylum was the little Riddler challenges dotted around the world
Batman: Arkham City gives ol' Edward Nigma a bigger role — comparable to that of Jigsaw from the Saw movies. Here's the catch: Nigma's constantly setting Batman puzzles to solve. If you fail to complete them, a resident of Gotham dies. Sound familiar. Yup, it's Saw. Despite us knowing about..
Haven't you heard? The latest craze is to tell everyone how long your game's main campaign is going to last long before its launched
We've already had solid figures for Homefront and L.A. Noire, and now Batman: Arkham City's developer, Rocksteady, has decided to chime in — slapping an eight hour campaign on the hotly anticipated super-hero adventure. Our QA guys can straight-line it so not..
Warner Bros and Rocksteady Studios have covered all the bases with Batman: Arkham City's debut gameplay trailer
There's some gameplay footage, cinematics, villain reveals and plenty more to mull over in the two-minutes of footage embedded after the jump. Most exciting are Batman's new locomotive abilities, which see him dive-bombing around the gothic skylines of Arkham City. The background music..
Following the announcement of a release date for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City, the British developer has released a fresh set of concept art for the game which can be found through here
Warner Bros has announced that the hotly anticipated Batman: Arkham City will be released on October 18th in North America and October 21st in the UK
The game — developed by British studio Rocksteady — follows up 2009's surprise hit Batman: Arkham Asylum. Freed from the confines of the Asylum, Arkham City aims to recreate the same atmosphere as the original game in the larger setting of..
Warner's released some new shots of Rocksteady's highly anticipated Arkham Asylum sequel, Batman: Arkham City
That Joker dude, how on Earth does he pull girls like Ms. Harley Quinn? Must be the lip-stick.</em>
Rumours about Batman: Arkham City's multiplayer status have been swirling ever since the game was announced some time ago
Fans even went to the trouble of constructing some elaborate hoax material to try and dupe gamers (and bloggers) into thinking the Arkham Asylum sequel would have multiplayer in some form. But Rocksteady's top-bod, Sefton Hill, has shot down any such rumours in an interview with..
Batman: Arkham City's lead gaffer Sefton Hill was talking up the game's bigger environment open-world environment yesterday
Just to remind you there's been no visual sacrifice, have a new screenshot. There's more over at VG247.</em>
Rocksteady's top man Sefton Hill has said that Batman: Arkham City's location setting is "five times bigger" than Batman: Arkham Asylum's island setting
The clue, perhaps, is in the name. The footprint of Arkham City is about five times bigger than Arkham Island, but our primary intention was never to create a bigger gameworld just for the sake of it, Hill told Gamespot. In Batman: Arkham..
A new Batman: Arkham City trailer has hit the oh-so-honest Interwebs, showing off the Joker and "Bats" crunching a few goons in co-op
As awesome as the footage is, it happens to be fake. How can we be so sure? Intuition and a catalogue of evidence provided by Joystiq. You can watch the video through here. It's definitely worth your time.
It might be a CG trailer without an inch of gameplay, but this Batman: Arkham City teaser really sets the tone for Rocksteady's upcoming sequel. The trailer introduces the game's new lead antagonist, Dr. Hugo Strange, who is in charge of Arkham City itself. The trailer doesn't reveal much, but it does set the tone.
Warner Bros has reiterated an "Autumn 2011" release window for Batman: Arkham City, after VG247 dug up retailer listings pledging the game for a March 2011 release
Just to confirm, Batman Arkham City will be available in autumn 2011, a Warner Bros rep told the website. Both Play and ShopTo have the game down for March 25th, while Amazon's claiming a March