Rocksteady's exceptional open-world brawler Batman: Arkham City will be getting a Game Of The Year Edition, Warner Bros confirms today. As well as containing all the DLC packs released thus far, this new version will also ship with Harley Quinn's Revenge: an all-new story expansion described as the "final chapter." We've got a brand new trailer below.
The Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition is set to release Stateside on May 29th, but us Brits will annoyingly have to wait until September 7th. However, Harley Quinn's Revenge will be available to download separately on PC, PSN and Xbox Live from May 30th.Click here to watch the Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition reveal trailer >>
Batman: Arkham City is a sensational game, but we weren't the only people to be thoroughly bamboozled by the insane amount of pre-order and launch DLC. Luckily for us (and our wallets), Warner Bros. have handily decided to launch two DLC bundles that lump the content together into easy-to-handle packs.
The Arkham Bundle contains the Nightwing Bundle Pack, Robin Bundle Pack and the Arkham City Skins Pack. It's available for £9.99 on PC (GFWL), 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and will soon launch on the PSN for roughly the same price.
The Challenge Map Pack includes The Joker’s Carnival Challenge Map, the Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map and The Batcave (an Invisible Predator challenge map). It will set you back £1.99 on PC (GFWL) or 240 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. The PSN version will cost around that much when it launches.
Frankly, Arkham City is big enough already... but these are great ways of getting your hands on the content without the hassle of downloading each one individually - and carries a slight BatSaving to boot.
Update: reader stevenjameshyde also points out that you can grab the Batman Inc. Batsuit skin for free on Xbox Live. Nice one!
Yet another major contender appears to be enduring an unforeseen issue on the Xbox 360 platform, with Batman: Arkham City joining fellow third-party titan Skyrim on the injury list. But it's not a niggling texture issue, but a glitch that threatens to wipe all Arkham City progress in the blink of an eye. Warner Bros. Interactive is on the case, and has called out for 360 owners of Arkham City to assist in rectifying the issue.Click here to read more...
Batman: Arkham City will be available nationwide from Friday 21st October on PS3 and Xbox 360, so Warner Bros Interactive has deployed (yet) another trailer depicting its tight combat, sprawling exploration and dangerous criminal element.
I'd tell you more, but the fact remains that we've already covered practically everything we need to know about Arkham City - as well as a lot of stuff we arguably don't. Short story: it's going to be big... and it's going to be good. Click below for the trailer and stay tuned for our review.Click here for the Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer
If you're looking forward to trading Batman's bulk and brawn for the more feline grace of Catwoman in the upcoming Arkham City, then be sure to redeem your VIP pass included with a retail copy of the game. If you don't, Catwoman will show up in the story, but her exclusive missions will remain locked. Redeeming the pass unlocks Catwoman, granting you four story missions as Selina Kyle and allowing you to take her into the Riddler's Revenge mode.
"Catwoman is a unique character with her own story, moves, and weapons. Unlock Catwoman by redeeming the 1st purchaser included in the game case or by visiting Xbox Live Marketplace," reads the game's title screen in streams being broadcast all across the web from illicit copies of Arkham City now available on torrent sites. On Wednesday, Jon confirmed the inclusion of the oft-rumored Nightwing character in Arkham City, along with Robin and pricing details. [Eurogamer]
I'm almost surprised Rocksteady hasn't released the entire script to Arkham City yet, such is the rate with which its secrets are spilled, either officially or unofficially. Next up, Nightwing, a fan-favorite DC character apparently, whose inclusion in Arkham City has been outed via PS3Trophies.org, who leaked the game's entire set of trophies, with two in particular referencing Nightwing in campaign and challenge map modes.
Nightwing is likely to feature as a pre-order bonus somewhere - similar to the Robin character, who's exclusive to Game and Gamestation if you pre-order from there. But who is Nightwing? Well, to the untrained but well-versed in Wikipedia sleuthing eye, Nightwing has been both a Kryptonian counterpart to Batman and Dick Grayson's new identity having rid himself of the Robin monicker. Arkham City's version is likely to be the latter. [PS3Trophies]
New footage from Gametrailers has confirmed that Deadshot, the supervillain assassin for hire, will be making an appearance in Batman: Arkham City. He'll be pursuing a number of high priority targets around the city in a series of side missions that will involve triangulating shots and working out exactly who's on his list.
We've got the footage after the break.
Deadshot joins a confirmed lineup of Joker, Hugo Strange, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Penguin and Calender Man, and we can't wait to get involved when Arkham City hits the shelves this October. However, we reckon that the hype machine is getting a little out of hand - as a few surprises would be nice.Click here to read more...
Warner Bros. has announced that the release of Batman: Arkham City will be pre-empted by an official album containing twelve original tracks from well-known artists including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Panic! At The Disco, Serj Tankian and conceptual rockers Coheed and Cambria. It's set to launch on October 4th, two weeks before the anticipated open-world title, and will be included in download form with the Collector's Edition.
We've got more details - including the full track list - below.Click here to read more...
A while back, Rocksteady's rough and tumble take on Batman's perennial sidekick, Robin, was announced as a pre-order exclusive for certain retailers in the US. Across the pond, us Brits waited patiently for an announcement. But as the days turned into weeks, the weeks into months, we started to wonder whether we'd ever be delivering brutal pugilistic justice as the Boy Wonder. Well, fret no longer; as Robin will be making his way to the UK as part of a pre-order scheme for both GAME and Gamestation.Click here to read more...
Isn't Rocksteady nice? With Arkham City's release date looming large, their community manager Sarah May had a little chat with fan-site Arkham City to discuss all things Batman. In amongst talk of DLC, costume skins and the final state of the Collector's Edition, May dropped a few choice details and hints such as who's voicing Penguin. Here's a hint; he's in everything.Click here for more