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PREVIEW | Teaming up with the Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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Batman: Arkham Knight, Games previews, Gamescom 2014, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

PREVIEW | Teaming up with the Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight

There are a number of reasons to get a current/new-gen console right now. Destiny is almost here, The Master Chief Collection is just over the horizon, and there is a now a decent backlog of launch titles to pick through. The thing is, as good as all as those games may be I haven’t had the feeling of “OH DEAR GOD I NEED IT RIGHT NOW” like I have done in previous generations. At this year’s Gamescom that all changed, and it’s all down to the hands-on session I had with Arkham Knight.

Actually, I’ll be most specific – it was the Batmobile.

I was given the opportunity to sit down with a small section that take place near the start, as Batman is sent into the ACE Chemicals Plant to rescue some hostages and see who’s up to no good. Unfortunately this meant I didn’t get a sense of how big the city of Gotham is this time around – one of my biggest queries about the game – but I did get to see how the Batmobile can be an asset to the Caped Crusader when face to face with the bad guys. The short of it is that’s incredibly satisfying, but I’m guessing you more want details so let me tell you story all about how Batman & the Batmobile kicked some ass.

PREVIEW | Teaming up with the Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight

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Next-gen begins Next February as Batman takes on The Witcher

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Next-gen begins Next February as Batman takes on The Witcher

Brendan reckons that there's plenty to keep us occupied this year, but the new console generation is set to kick off in the third week of February 2015. An indiscreet Microsoft store listing seems to have outed Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight's release date as February 24th, putting it straight up against The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

As massive third-party sequels that promise to be true 'next-gen' games as opposed to scalable cross-gen ports, both of these titles represent the true end of the last generation and beginning of the new one in gaming terms. For now, finish your backlog and prepare your wallets. 2015 is going to be utterly insane before we've even made it to Spring.

Batman vs Geralt. Who's your money on? Personally, I foresee a sizeable financial dent and a mysterious week-long illness in my future. February is flu season after all...

Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Delays, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

The signs were all there. A trailer lacking release date info. LEGO Batman 3 being confirmed for the same month. We should have seen it coming -- we did see it coming -- but just couldn't bring ourselves to believe it.

Gosh, wasn't that dramatic? Long story short, we've lost yet another next-gen Christmas game as Batman: Arkham Knight slips through our eager fingers from October into "2015."

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Batman: Arkham Knight looks unmistakeably next-gen in gameplay trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Batman: Arkham Knight looks unmistakeably next-gen in gameplay trailer

Whereas most publishers are hedging their bets with cross-gen games, Rocksteady are developing Batman: Arkham Knight specifically for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The results being no less than jaw-dropping (so long as this new 'gameplay' trailer is actually representative as opposed to a massively airbrushed lie). It does look to be in-engine, which is immensely pleasing.

Nevertheless, the new video also serves to remind us of the premise -- Scarecrow's return to Gotham -- while reacquainting us with The Arkham Knight himself. Has Batman met his match?

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So Batman isn't the 'Arkham Knight' after all

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PC, PC games, PS4, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

So Batman isn't the 'Arkham Knight' after all

Rocksteady creates new canonical character

When Rocksteady revealed their next-gen Batman sequel, many of us assumed that "Arkham Knight" referred to the Caped Crusader himself. Right?.

Well, wrong, actually. Rocksteady are introducing a brand new character -- The Arkham Knight -- who'll antagonise Batman and become part of the wider continuity after the credits roll.

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Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight revealed for PC, PS4 & Xbox One [UPDATE]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Action Games, PC, PC games, PS4, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight revealed for PC, PS4 & Xbox One [UPDATE]

Yes, we can finally drive the Batmobile!

WB Games Montreal did a reasonable if underwhelming job with Batman: Arkham Origins, but we all knew that original masterminds Rocksteady Studios had to be working on a tasty new project for next-gen systems.

An exciting prospect... which has been blown wide open thanks to an indiscreet product listing from GAME, followed by a Game Informer cover story. Batman: Arkham Knight is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year, providing the "explosive finale" to the Arkham series alongside the opportunity to finally get behind the wheel of the Batmobile.

UPDATE: Enjoy the announcement trailer!

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Batman Complete Collection | £20.40 | Gamersgate | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, PC games, Platform games, Platformers, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

Batman Complete Collection | £20.40 | Gamersgate | PC

Batman Complete Collection | Gamersgate | £20.40(Save Many £££s)
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Batman: Arkham Asylum Review | Batman: Arkham City Review

Contains Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition, Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition, LEGO: Batman, and LEGO Batman 2. If you’re only interested in the Arkham games, you can get double pack from Gamersgate for £8.48.

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition | £12.18 | Amazon | 360

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Rocksteady Studios, Xbox 360 games

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition | £12.18 | Amazon | 360

We're a bit on the fence about the next Batman game thanks to the dodgy title and Rocksteady's departure, but that shouldn't deter you from playing the this one if you're yet to pick it up (what have you been doing?). There's a more open world to discover since Arkham Asylum and it's packed with classic villains, collectibles and groups of goons to smash up with some of the most empowering melee combat we've ever seen. As this is the GOTY edition you'll also get the epilogue DLC, Harley's Revenge.

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition | £6.78 | Gamersgate | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition | £6.78 | Gamersgate | PC

Admittedly, we have highlighted better deals for this one thanks to those handy voucher codes, but as it currently stands Gamersgate have the best offer by a rather large margin. Their daily deal ends up being just over a £10 better than the next best offer elsewhere.

Containing all of the extra DLC that has emerged so far, including all of the character packs, maps, and the Harley Quinn’s Revenge expansion, it makes Rocksteady’s sequel an even bigger experience than it already is. A worthy successor to Arkham Asylum, this GOTY Edition is worth every penny.