DC Comics' July Highlights: "Batgirl," "Nightwing" and a "New Super-Man"
On the heels of the Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl action figure, Square Enix has unveiled new photos and details of Play Arts Kai’s take on Nightwing, sure to please Dick Grayson fans.
Standing more than 10 inches tall, the Play Arts Kai Nightwing comes with interchangeable palms, extended escrima sticks, retracted escrima sticks, a batarang (Nightwing-arang?) and a display stand.
After teaming with Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight‘s “A Matter of Family” episode, Batgirl will soon join him on shelves as an action figure from Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line.
Standing 10 inches tall, Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl comes with an articulated hard-plastic cape, interchangeable hands, a Batarang, a grapnel gun and, of course, a display stand.
Whether or not you’re a fan of Batman: Arkham Knight, we can probably all agree the video game’s Batmobile is pretty badass. We’ve seen it deployed in Grand Theft Auto V, and even reinterpreted as a go-kart. But now a brick fanatic has recreated the Dark Knight’s signature ride in highly detailed LEGO form.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a trailer highlighting the next series of add-ons for the blockbuster Batman: Arkham Knight, which includes the Batsuit and Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The 2016 Batman v Superman Batmobile Pack will be available for download beginning today for Season Pass holders, along with “Catwoman’s Revenge,” which allows players to take control of Catwoman in a story set after the events of Arkham Knight, and “Flip a Coin,” which allows them to play as Robin as he attempts to take down Two-Face’s money-laundering operation.
If, despite all of the Batman comic books, posters, collectible figures, lamps and throw pillows, your personal Batcave feels somehow incomplete, it may be that you’re missing a life-size replica of the Dark Knight to really tie the room together. Thankfully, NECA is here to help.
Based on the Caped Crusader from Batman: Arkham Knight, the foam figure stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall, which means you’ll have a clear out a person-sized space in a corner of the room. Or, hey, the middle, if you don’t mind freaking out guests, and occasionally yourself.
PC players frustrated by the continuing problems with Batman: Arkham Knight can still enjoy wreaking havoc with the game’s tank-like Batmobile … in Grand Theft Auto V.
This video depicts the three PC mods in action — one for the Tumbler, one for the textures, and one for the nitro boost. Combined, they’re pretty spectacular, allowing the Dark Knight to take out everyone and everything in his path. Just not in Gotham City.
When Batman: Arkham Knight was finally re-released last week for PC, both players and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment hoped their troubles were over. Alas, that wasn’t the case.
After a four-month absence from Steam, during which the glitches the led to the game’s abrupt removal were expected to be fixed, Arkham Knight returned still broken. Seemingly conceding defeat, Warner Bros. announced over the weekend it will offer full refunds through the end of the year to anyone who purchased the PC version.
To mark the long-awaited return of Batman: Arkham Knight to Steam today, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment is showing its appreciation to patient PC players with giveaways — including free digital copies of games from the Arkham series.
Anyone who’s purchased Batman: Arkham Knight for PC prior to 11:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 16 will receive Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate in their Steam user libraries by December.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be available once more on Steam beginning Wednesday, four months after its disastrous PC launch forced Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to suspend sales.
As the publisher announced early this month, all downloadable content released for the console versions will be available for the PC edition — everything from augmented-reality challenges to story packs to skins and Batmobiles. Warner Bros. has a complete content rundown in a statement issued over the weekend.
In the films, Bruce Wayne has Lucius Fox to provide him with those wonderful toys, and in real life, a Batman fan named Francis has the builders of AWE me.
PlayStation teamed with the YouTube channel for a contest to reward one lucky gamer with a one-of-a-kind go-kart inspired by the Caped Crusader’s ride in Batman: Arkham Knight. And Francis, a systems engineer from San Diego won.
Despite a troubled rollout that saw the rapid withdrawal of the PC edition, Batman: Arkham Knight has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide since its June 23 launch.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s fighting game Mortal Kombat X, which debuted in April, has also passed that milestone, The Wall Street Journal reports. LEGO Jurassic World, which also premiered in June, has sold about 4 million copies.
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.