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Just in case franchise fans needed any more incentive to preorder Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios and WB Games are offering one more enticement: the “Gotham’s Future” Skin Pack, featuring the costumes from the animated Batman Beyond and the seminal comic miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
On the opposite end of the timeline, an in-game skin based on Batman’s 1939 debut is being offered as part of the Serious Edition comic bundle.
Following the debut Wednesday of the new LEGO Dimensions trailer, we now get a look at seven of the team packs and fun packs teased in the gameplay footage — including The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Developed by TT Games for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Disney Infinity-style “toy-to-life” game will launch Sept. 27 with Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle minifigures and the Batmobile. Players will then be able to purchase of additional fun packs and team packs, containing LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that they’ll be able to introduce into the game with the Toy Pad.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment goes all out in the latest trailer for LEGO Dimensions, which sees Christopher Lloyd reprise his role as Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
It’s just one of numerous properties that will be featured as part of the upcoming “toy-to-life” game — others include DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and Jurassic World — developed by TT Games. Unlike with the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity, players won’t purchase characters but instead LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment trumpeted its “toy-to-life” console game LEGO Dimensions last month, it promised “a lot more” properties would join the likes of DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future at launch. Thanks to a leak, we now know at least some of them — including Doctor Who, Portal 2, Jurassic World and The Simpsons.
Similar in approach to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions will enable players to purchase LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad. They’ll be able to mix and match characters and objects from a range of properties, changing and expanding gameplay.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios have released a gameplay trailer for Mad Max, which puts player in the role of the film franchise’s star, left in a post-apocalyptic wasteland without a car. Or much of anything else, really. But once Max does assemble a new ride, everyone better get out of his way.
It’s a lengthy trailer — it clocks in at about four and half minutes — that also provides a good overview of the setting, vehicular combat and the beatdowns. Oh, the beatdowns …
Ahead of the debut next week of Mortal Kombat X for consoles and PC, Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios have launched a free-to-play version of the fighting game for iOS devices. It’s available for download now from the App Store, with the Android version coming soon to Google Play.
As the launch trailer below demonstrates, the mobile version features all of the limb-tearing, skull-crushing action we’ve come to expect from the long-running franchise, but with a blend of fighting and card collection — presumably similar to NetherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the Mortal Kombat X launch trailer, directed by System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian and set to the tune of the band’s signature hit “Chop Suey!”
Featuring glimpses of iconic moments, new and returning characters, and plenty of fight sequences, it’s not nearly as graphic as that Shaolin trailer, but there’s still plenty of spurting blood and crunching bones to be had. Enough that it’s probably not quite safe for work (but what are you doing watching a video-game trailer at work, anyway?).
Even as fans get a lengthy gameplay video, and a new release date, for Batman: Arkham Knight, more details have trickled out about the Harley Quinn DLC pack.
It was announced last summer that players who preordered the highly anticipated game would receive two free story packs, one featuring the Red Hood and the other Harley Quinn. Now, thanks to an update to the Amazon listing, we have an idea of what the Harley pack involves:
Developed for Warner Bros. Interactive by Turbine, the free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game features player vs. player battles set within the DC Multiverse, where users can control different incarnations of their favorite heroes and villains.
Although even developer Rocksteady Studios was surprised to learn Batman: Arkham Knight had been rated “Mature,” we now have a good idea of why it’s the first game in the franchise not to receive a “T for Teen.”
Fan sites Batman News and Arkhamverse note the the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has published its rating summary, which lays out the factors leading to the decision. While many of the elements are present in earlier games, scenes of torture would seem to be what pushed Arkham Knight into “M” territory. Note: The ratings summary may contain game spoilers.
WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have unleashed the story trailer for Mortal Kombat X that not only reveals the setting — 25 years after the events of 2011’s Mortal Kombat — but also a new generation of fighters.
In the footage, Cassie Cage is joined in the fight against power-hungry clone Mileena and her Outworld rebel army by: Jacqueline Briggs, daughter of Jax; Takashi Takeda, son of Kenshi; and Kung Jin, descendant of Kung Lao.
Batman: Arkham Knight will close out Rocksteady Studios’ hit game series with a bang and, it seems, an “M for Mature” rating.
IGN reports that while previous games — Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Origins — were rated “T for Teen,” the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) determined this chapter is suitable for ages 17 and up, to the surprise of the developers.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has debuted a teaser for the LEGO Jurassic World game that not only delivers a chuckle and some healthy nostalgia, but the news that it will allow players “to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.”
That’s right, it will bring together storylines from Universal Pictures’ Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and the upcoming Jurassic World. It’s developed by TT Games, the folks behind all of the LEGO games — from Harry Potter to Star Wars to Batman — so you pretty much know what you can expect.
Warner Bros. Entertainment could eliminate as many as 1,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its worldwide workforce — as part of studio-wide cutbacks confirmed earlier this month, Variety reports. However, the studio insists that although the cuts will be “substantial,” it hasn’t settled on the exact number of layoffs.
“The plans are still in process,” Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros.’ new executive vice president of corporate communications, told TheWrap. “We’re reducing costs and it will result in reduced overhead, but the plans are not done.”
Clearly hoping to catch lightning in a bottle following confirmation from Dwayne Johnson that he’ll play Black Adam in the Shazam movie, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have revealed the classic supervillain/antihero will be a playable character in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
“Can you smell what Black Adam is cooking?” reads the message accompanying the above image from the game’s official Twitter account.
Arriving Nov. 3o, LEGO Batman 3 takes the Dark Knight, well, beyond Gotham, as he joins with other DC Comics heroes and villains in outer space to top Brainiac from destroying Earth. The game will feature more than 150 playable characters, including Black Adam and his nemesis Shazam.