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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ rolls out first gameplay trailer

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“Tonight, Gotham falls!” Scarecrow declares in the debut gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. “A city of fear rises!”

Unveiled this morning by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, “Evening the Odds” showcases the Scarecrow’s return to Gotham as he schemes to unite the city’s villains — Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, among them — toward one goal: destroying Batman. As the citizens flee and criminal gangs overrun the city, the Dark Knight takes to the streets in the new Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise.

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Rocksteady developing Batman prequel game featuring Justice League

Justice League, by Alex Ross

Rocksteady Studios, the British developer behind Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel Batman: Arkham City, is believed to be developing a new installment of the blockbuster video-game series that will feature Superman, Wonder Woman and DC Comics’ other major heroes.

Variety reports the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game will serve as a prequel to 2009′s Arkham Asylum and revolve around Batman’s first meeting with his arch-nemesis The Joker, which apparently occurs around the time of the Justice League’s formation. Although the trade paper references DC comics of the 1950s, it seems more likely the team lineup will reflect the publisher’s New 52.

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New image of Two-Face from Batman: Arkham City

Two-Face from "Batman: Arkham City"

London’s Metro has unveiled a new render of Two-Face from Batman: Arkham City, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s bestselling 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Arkham City is set inside the newly constructed fortified walls that have transformed part of Gotham’s slums into a sprawling maximum-security prison for the city’s gangsters, thugs and criminally insane. As earlier screenshots suggest, and Metro confirms, the disfigured Harvey Dent holds Catwoman hostage in Arkham City, and is prepared to execute her — something that players, as Batman, must stop.

Arkham City will be released Oct. 18 in North America and Oct. 21 in Europe.

Riddler trailer premieres for Batman: Arkham City

"Batman: Arkham City" Riddler trailer

MSN has debuted a new trailer for Batman: Arkham City that spotlights the Riddler and his role in the hotly anticipated sequel to the bestselling 2009 video game Arkham Asylum. Developer Rocksteady Studios is inviting fans to comb the video for riddles and post them on the game’s official message board by Thursday.

Produced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, Arkham City is set inside the newly constructed fortified walls that have transformed part of Gotham’s slums into a sprawling maximum-security prison for the city’s gangsters, thugs and criminally insane.

Check out the trailer after the break. Arkham City will be released Oct. 18 in North America and Oct. 21 in Europe.

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Batman: Arkham City’s Robin is a troubled, cage-fighting introvert

Robin concept art from "Batman: Arkham City"

If you were perplexed by the Robin design released last month for Batman: Arkham City by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, you weren’t alone. Some Robot 6 commenters referred to the look as “Eminem” and even (shudder) “horribly Schumacher-esque,” while at the Batman: Arkham City Community forums the discussion continued at length.

Now, however, Rocksteady Studios senior concept artist Kan Muftic has stepped forward with “the final word on Robin,” providing some insight into the game’s version of Tim Drake and revealing an additional piece of color concept art.

“We wanted to create a Robin that players would identify as a contemporary character and move away from the traditional ‘Boy Wonder’ image that most people know,” Muftic wrote in a message posted on the forum. “Our vision of Robin is the one of a troubled young individual that is calm and introverted at times but very dangerous and aggressive if provoked. The shaved head is inspired by cage fighters, because we thought that Robin might be doing that in his spare time to keep him on his toes. Still, we kept all the classic trademarks of Robin’s appearance, such as the red and yellow colors of his outfit, the cape and the mask. We really hope that people will discover our Robin as one of their new favorite characters in the Batman universe. He is back and he means business.”

Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the bestselling 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, is set inside the newly constructed fortified walls that have transformed part of Gotham’s slums into a sprawling maximum-security prison for the city’s gangsters, thugs and criminally insane. Robin will be available as a playable character in the challenge mode to those in North America who pre-order the game from Best Buy.

Arkham City will be released Oct. 18 in North America and Oct. 21 in Europe.

First look at playable Robin from Batman: Arkham City

Tim Drake Robin render from "Batman: Arkham City"

Following leaks on retail websites, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have finally confirmed that Robin will be a fully playable character in the challenge mode of Batman: Arkham City, the hotly anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed 2009 video game Arkham Asylum.

However, the “Tim Drake Robin pack” — yes, it’s Tim Drake, not Dick Grayson — is available only to those in North America who pre-order the game from Best Buy. So, sorry, fans of Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne and … anyone outside of North America.

Batman: Arkham City is set inside the newly constructed fortified walls that have transformed part of Gotham’s slums into a sprawling maximum-security prison for the city’s gangsters, thugs and criminally insane. Robin, who comes with his own gadgets and special moves, will be playable in all challenge maps, as well as to additional maps included with the pack — Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. There’s also a bonus Red Robin character skin.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City will debut in October.


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