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Batman: Arkham Knight is expected to be available again for PC by the end of October, nearly four months after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment suspended sales.
“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago,” the publisher said in a statement released last night. “While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase.”
Batman: Arkham Knight may have brought Rocksteady Studios’ blockbuster series to an end, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is, unsurprisingly, far from finished with the Caped Crusader.
“Batman is one of the cornerstone IPs for Warner Bros.,” Ames Kirshen, who oversees development of DC Comics games, tells the PlayStation Blog. “With the Arkham series, we were finally able to realize the full potential of the character.”
As we begin the countdown to New York Comic Con, Funko has unveiled its first wave of event-exclusive merchandise, including a Batman: Arkham Asylum (Detective Mode) 6-inch Dorbz, a Walking Dead bloody Daryl Dixon Vinyl Idolz, and a Tenth Doctor Pop! figure in a spacesuit.
They’re joined by the likes of the Star Wars Platinum Greedo Hikari figure, the classic Battlestar Galactica Commander Cylon Pop! figure, the Bravest Warriors Catbug Orange Glow Pop! figure, and the Futurama Alternate Universe Fry and Leela Pop! two-pack.
With Batman: Arkham Knight’s PC woes seemingly a thing of the past, fans can at last look forward to playing the game and, of course, a long line of PC mods. And undoubtedly few will be more greatly anticipated than Superman.
We get the first taste of the mod in this minute-long preview from Heltor Fraga, which features Clark Kent taking flight to the sounds of John Williams’ iconic movie theme. Yes, it’s a trailer for a mod; these are the times in which we live, my friends.
If you already own Sideshow Collectibles’ Batman: Arkham Asylum Joker statue, and have the Arkham Asylum and Arkham Knight versions of Batman preordered, then your bank account must be as impressive as your shelf space. If that’s the case, you’ll likely want to make room, and possibly dip into savings, for this 33-inch Arkham Knight statue.
The game may be called Batman: Arkham Knight, but never forget that Gotham is The Joker’s city. And with a new PC mod, the Clown Prince of Crime is taking it back.
Created by Tchi6, the mod allows gamers to play as The Joker as he appears in flashback early in Arkham Knight — as a ball cap-wearing, Hawaiian shirt-clad rogue in his prime. The mod uses the character animations from the Red Hood DLC, which is why young Mr. J suddenly has all those badass moves.
We’ve recently seen a lot of cosplay inspired Batman: Arkham Knight, but this is one of the few I’ve spotted based on Batman Beyond (albeit with a bit of video-game twist). And it’s pretty impressive.
The work of French cosplayer NightCold Creations, the costume is made even more amazing when you realize that it’s hand-crafted, not 3D-printed (he says a 3D printer is simply too expensive).
That impressive 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Origins suit may have met its match in this incredible Arkham Knight cosplay.
Based on the costume of the title villain from the recently released video game, it’s the work of cosplay Crimson Coscrafts, with 3D printing by Graphix Monster. To make the effect complete, he turned to Lucas Ambrosio Photography for photos that look as if they were pulled from the game.
Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.
Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.
You might’ve expected the Honest Trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight to spotlight the disastrous PC rollout, but Smosh Games avoids such low-hanging fruit. Instead, it takes a shot at the game’s unabashed tankiness – the souped-up Batmobile that starts out as a fun extra feature but soon “becomes a chore.”
Of course, that’s not the only target: At four and a half minutes, the Honest Trailer has plenty of time to take swipes at the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Gotham City, Origins, Batman’s billion-dollar arsenal, barely used sidekicks and the “mystery” of Arkham Knight.
Just a day after its launch, Warner Bros. last night suspended Windows PC sales of Batman: Arkham Knight. The move comes in the wake of thousands of negative user reviews for the highly anticipated finale to the Rocksteady Studios trilogy.
The game has been removed from sale on Steam, although the listing remains.
Complaints about the technical performance of the PC version began to flood social media and Steam shortly after Arkham Knight’s debut on Tuesday, with many users and observers dubbing the launch a “disaster.” Rocksteady’s initial statement on Tuesday referred to “our external PC development partner,” which led to the determination that the PC port was outsourced to 12-person developer Iron Galaxy Studios.
In case that jumbo Deadpool just isn’t big enough for your tastes — or your spacious shelves! — NECA has released official photos of its upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight 1/4th-scale action figure. I’ll save you the math: It’s a whopping 18 inches tall.
Unlike that retro Deadpool figure, this plus-sized Batman is thoroughly modern, with more than 25 points of articulation. Arriving in July, it comes with interchangeable hands, a Batarang, a grapnel gun and a fabric cape.
Just days before the June 23 release of Batman: Arkham Knight, WB Games has abruptly canceled the $200 Batmobile Edition.
The highest-tier collector’s edition offered, it came bundled with an 80-page art book, a limited-edition comic, an exclusive New 52 skin pack and a transforming Batmobile statue. Kotaku reports that a problem with the latter, produced by Project TriForce, led to the last-minute cancellation.
Although fans who preordered Batman: Arkham Knight have to wait another two weeks to play as Harley Quinn, this cosplayer already has the character down pat.
Going by the name dreamhunter707, the Polish cosplayer is the spitting image of the hit game series’ latest take on the fan-favorite antiheroine, from the patent-leather corset to the tights to the candy-striped club. She almost looks like a screenshot from the game.
Add one more in-game skin to the growing list of incentives to preorder Batman: Arkham Knight, the hotly anticipated conclusion of the Rocksteady Studios trilogy.
Those who preorder the $90 Premium Edition will not only get the game, the Harley Quinn DLC and a Season Pass for future DLC content, but also an exclusive Batman Flashpoint skin. That’s of course a nod to the 2011 DC Comics crossover that depicted an alternate timeline in which a young Bruce Wayne is gunned down in Crime Alley, and his father Thomas becomes a gun-wielding Dark Knight.