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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.
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.
We already knew LEGO Dimensions would include Valve’s popular puzzle game Portal in its mashup world, but this new trailer from Warner Bros. and TT Games demonstrates just how fully it will be integrated.
In the video, which debuted at E3, Portal‘s primary antagonist GLaDOS puts Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle through a series of tests that can only be solved using the LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad (it’s what allows players to introduce characters, vehicles and devices into the toy-to-life game). The footage also depicts Homer Simpson, who doesn’t fare so well, and Portal’s protagonist Chell.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the launch trailer for LEGO Jurassic World, the family-friendly adventure that allows gamers to relive all four franchise films, and even play as LEGO dinosaurs.
Arriving today in North America, even as Jurassic World opens in theaters, the game recreates scenes and action sequences from the movies, and enables fans to fully explore the grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
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.
The Batmobile undergoes some serious upgrades in this new trailer for LEGO Dimensions that showcases the rebuild features of the “t0y-to-life” game: Every vehicle and gadget can be built and then rebuilt twice more to create three different objects that can be introduced into play.
The trailer also features more game footage that confirms the inclusion of some of the properties leaked last month (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment made it official that we’ll be seeing The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Portal, Jurassic World, LEGO Chima and Midway Arcade franchise).
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.