It’s been over two years since Batman: Arkham Knight, and while British developer Rocksteady has filled the time with Batman: Arkham VR, many are wondering what the studio’s next move will be. There have been various rumours spanning everything from a Superman title to a standalone Harley Quinn adventure, but nothing’s really stuck...
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..
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..
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'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..
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,..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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.
"It's the Batman," is a phrase you're likely to scream if you're some kind of criminal reading this page
Don't worry guys, it's only screens from the caped crusader's latest game, Batman: Arkham City. It's not the real thing, yo. Story padding aside, Arkham City looks really good.</em> There's more screens over on Joystiq.
For all Batman: Arkham Asylum's brilliant game design, we had the most fun solving the Riddler's puzzles
For those of you who haven't played the game (erm, why not?) these short side missions had you scanning areas of the environment to solve puzzles. They were fun because they were both simple to locate and challenging to pin-point. One of our video game pet-hates is running around giant maps for..
Way to break embargo, Batman
A Flickr user has uploaded, what looks to be, the first batch of Batman: Arkham City shots. They look pretty incredible to be honest. The shots show Two-Face, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and more. There are 20 shots in total. Hit the link, y'all.
According to a post on Batman: Arkham City fansite, ArkhamCity
Rocksteady's sequel will feature multiplayer when it launches next year. That's according to a story in the latest issue of British magazine, PSM3. Few other details were given about the game's multiplayer, but one can assume it will be implemented into the series' Challenge Rooms mode...
GamesRadar's posted the cover for the October issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK
As you can see, the issue leads with Rocksteady's Batman sequel, Batman: Arkham City. We're just surprised that Harley Quinn's wearing clothes this time.</em>
Rocksteady must be having a good old laugh at the video games community
While we all haplessly described the Batman: Arkham Asylum sequel as "Arkham Asylum 2", they'd hidden a map of Arkham City (the sequel's true name) within its predecessor. GameInformer's posted up a video of the secret room, revealing its secret entrance for the first time. While building Batman: Arkham Asylum, we..
Rumours might be popping up in regards to Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 but, word coming out of CVG hints that the first game is due another dose of DLC
The site reports that they've got word of Rocksteady bulking up in order to develop a new downloadable expansion for the hit comic book game. CVG received a message asking if they "<span>want...
If there was ever a villain we'd like to see in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum 2, it would have to be Mr
Freeze. We've always thought he was awesome (even through the Arnie days) after we heard the, "revenge is a dish best served ice cold" — a line they have to sneak into the Arkham Asylum 2 script should he appear. Tweets picked up...
According to Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, Arkham Asylum 2's going to be "really dark"
Not dark as in the brightness of your HDTV, dark as in gritty, nasty, and horrible. Which is awesome, because that tone's exactly what made last year's Batman: Arkham Asylum a hit. Its really, really dark, Conroy said during a panel at the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo. It involves a lot of..
There's something a little iffy about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' denial of Best Game during last night's video game BAFTAs
Despite beating everything to win four gongs at last night's awards show, Batman: Arkham Asylum managed to walk away with the Best Game gong — despite being beaten by Uncharted 2 in numerous other characters. Don't get us...
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the big winner at the GDC awards last night, scooping a total of five gongs -- one for the coveted game of the year accolade
It won awards for Best Writing, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts and Best Audio, but Batman: Arkham Asylum stole the award for Best Design. thatgamecompany also won in the Best Downloadable Game...
Good grief Rocksteady
First you were an unknown, developing a game published by Eidos. Then all of a sudden you're winning awards and being bought by Warner Bros. Just shows what happens when your studio make an amazing game. That's right, newly crowned big boys Rocksteady have been bought by Warner Bros, and are currently hard at work on a sequel to Arkham Asylum. Rocksteady's games director..
Well whadda'ya'know? It's that time of the year again when all those good games from last year start getting repackaged and sold at full price in new, highly valued, Game Of The Year editions
Batman: Arkham Asylum is the first to be outed; with the BBFC holding a classification for a game of the year edition. Usually these packs include some package DLC, but outside of two free PSN downloads and..
Geoff Keighley Tweeted moments before Saturday's VGA's that there was a big surprise heading
We assumed, Gears Of War 3, but the chortling face of the Joker told us otherwise. Introducing: Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. Too soon? You tell us. Teaser after the jump. <object id="gtembed" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="380"..
Batman: Arkham Asylum is pretty rad
As you'll know if you live in the US, because you'll probably be playing right now. Even though we wrapped up our review of the game over the weekend, we're yet to put it down. The thought of extended DLC makes us really happy. The game has an infobar that scrolls with latest news from Eidos' server while you...
The delayed Batman: Arkham Asylum will finally see release this August after a brief delayed hiatus
The game will hit North America on the 25th August and Europe on the 28th August. Don't forget, Playstation 3 owners will have access to a playable Joker.
We mentioned yesterday that Batman: Arkham Asylum may well be delayed
Well sorry Batfans but, we've just got word that the game is delayed. The game was originally intended for June, but now sits in a window somewhere "later in the year".Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment can today confirm that Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released at the end of summer 2009..
The above Arkham Asylum trailer debuts the type of combat players can expect from the upcoming Batman game, which we have to admit looks rather fun
Alas, reports from Kotaku claim we won't be enjoying it as soon as we had hoped. Arkham Asylum was originally set for release this June but "sources" claiming that's now become Q4 2009. We'll keep you posted.