Rocksteady announced Batman: Arkham Knight earlier today and now the official website has launched with a trailer, box art, and photos. The trailer titled “Father to Son” features Bruce Wayne reading his father’s will, while suiting up in the Batsuit and preparing the brand new Batmobile.
I just finished reading issue #252 of Game Informer which features Batman: Arkham Knight on the cover. Here’s all the new info that’s inside!
- Next-gen only.
- Single player only. No multiplayer.
- Arkham Knight isn’t just the name of the game, it’s also the name of a brand new villain. Rocksteady is working with DC’s Geoff Johns to create the character from scratch.
- Batman starts the game in the Arkham City suit, but gets a new costume early on.
- Takes place in a central zone of Gotham City split into 3 islands. 5 times bigger than Arkham City.
- The level of detail in Gotham City is some of the most impressive Game Informer has ever seen in a video game.
- Takes place one year after Arkham City.
- With The Joker dead, Gotham’s villains come together to try to take down Batman.
- Scarecrow, Two-Face, Penguin, and Harley Quinn are all confirmed.
- Kevin Conroy is back as Batman. Troy Baker is Two-Face, Nolan North is Penguin, Tara Strong is Harley Quinn, and Wally Wingert is Ridder.
- Batman visits with Oracle in the game, she’s not just a voice in his earpiece anymore.
- Cut scenes are all done in game, so it doesn’t feel like you’re playing a game and then watching a movie.
- The characters are incredibly detailed. One has the polygon count of Arkham Aslyum, the whole environment.
- Batman’s cape and character’s clothing reacts realistically to wind and movement.
- All quick-fire gadgets can now be used during flight.
- Batman can perform a quick ground strike to downed opponents.
- Interrogations are back.
- Batman can incorporate the environment into his combat combos like never before.
- Fear takedowns allow Batman to take out multiple enemies in slow motion, as long as he isn’t spotted.
- This is Rocksteady’s last Batman game. There will be a clear ending to their Arkham trilogy. It’s possible that WB Games Montreal may still make Batman games set in the Arkham Origins time period.
- Rocksteady set out to make the best car in any game ever.
- It’s so detailed it would take up the space of an entire Xbox 360 game.
- It’s the only drive-able vehicle.
- Players can bring the Batmobile to their location with the press of a button.
- It can do burnouts, jumps, boosts, and even rotate in circles at a full stop to get you pointed in the right direction.
- It can smash through barricades, trees, and building corners.
- Batman can eject out of the Batmobile and go directly into gliding through the city.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be available later this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Fans who pre-order will be able to play as Harley Quinn on four exclusive challenge maps. This promo from GameStop suggests an October 14th release date:
Here’s the official description:
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.
Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
It’s amazing to see Rocksteady in charge of an Arkham game, through the years Rocksteady were able to promise and not to disappoint and that’s what the Arkham series needs right now because of the huge disappointment WB Montreal had made in Arkham Origins. As Rocksteady have announced Batman: Arkham Knight will take place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City (SPOILERS) and the Joker’s death so i would like to see many events in Arkham Kinght to be connected to the events of Arkham City, (SPOILERS) for example why the Joker’s body have disappeared was it Harley Quinn or was it Clay Face and the Joker is still alive, will Batman deal with Hush aka Thomas Elliot and what did Azrael mean by his prophecy? Nevertheless I think Rocksteady will make one of the best games of 2014 and they will end the Arkham Series perfectly.
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We knew was coming sooner or latter, Rise Of The Triad VS. Super Mario World 3D, who does it best? We compare the music, graphics, characters, ways to kill, multiplayer, platforming, and of course the Coin SFX.
Who did it best? which one has the better quality? which of these games are more fun?
Super Mario 3D World, the first local multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U. In the Super Mario 3D World, players can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, or…
Instead of saving prince peach, you save some flying fairy princes, play through levels and beat the boss to save them as you play with the characters presented to you, and play with your friends for more added fun.
Colorful and good looking graphics, a handful of characters with different perks and abilities to play around with, a lot of content with a variety of fun levels to play around with, a few unique power ups, and the level of quality the whole game has is great.
The game is doing the one thing it’s good at which is gameplay and that’s it, characters and story is extremely lacking which leaves the game to be boring and nothing interesting happens to keep me interested in the game.
Personal: WTF is with the Tanuki & Cat suits..
Super Mario 3D World will cost you around 60 dollars both retail and digitally in the eShop store, there’s two sides to this, if you want a high quality platform game with a lot of content and only that then by all means go buy it, if you want more aside from gameplay then this game has so little of it which leads me to say you should get it at 30-40 dollars.
The quality is top-notch, graphics, gameplay, and content is all there and good, anything aside those is really lacking, and so I’m playing the game and almost all the way through my mind was blank, the game is just not interesting, if a games quality is the top of the top, best of the best, but boring or not interesting then it’s not that good of a game.
- The Game To Remember
Thief, a first-person stealth game where you play as the Master Thief, Garrett, using the shadows to your advantage and carefully move about to achieve what you’re set out the steal.
There’s a Master Thief, an accomplice, a thief in training if you might say, goes with him to be like him or better, they’re doing a mission that involves dark magic, something goes wrong, then ‘big bada boom‘, one year later you wake up and then you start your story. (sorry about this simplistic lazy description)
Great looking and incredibly detailed graphics, good character personalities, a good chunk of side missions to finish, interesting ways to unlock secrets and safes to get to what you want, and the game has a great deal of tension and suspense.
At times the game lags a lot, it has a really buggy sound system, hearing people talk clearly through walls and other characters talking while important dialogue is being presented, twitch/clunky animations, a lot of loading, unnecessary third-person mode in certain parts of the game, small but annoying graphical interface issues, and the looting system gets boring and somewhat repetitive after a while.
Thief will cost you 50$ on Steam, and of course you can find a physical copy at a retailer, and if i would advice you to get the game then i’ll tell you to get it at 25 to 30 dollars after a month or so to give them some time to (hopefully) fix the bugs, but if you can put aside all of that and want to enjoy a really good and punishing stealth game then go ahead and buy it.
The game has a lot of problems that could have been fixed if given more time to test and polish it, aside from the bugs i see Thief as a “it could have been a lot better” after playing through it, the points that they worked on is good but not polished, but the things that they did do right is the stealth system, the puzzles, and the difficulty, and what kept me going playing the game is the high level of tension and suspense the game throws at you, you could say that a lot of scary games could learn a thing or two about Thief.
- The Game To Remember
Stars Wars: BattleCry, as described on their website, is a free standalone ‘spiritual successor’ to the popular and successful Star Wars: Battlefront series. first and foremost the game is completely free, the developers who are making this possible are not getting any profit out of this, they are working on the game out of passion and love to create and give fans of the series to play it and have fun.
Now, since this free and is not a commercial product, as in they’re not selling the game or using it to sell stuff so (hopefully) they will not get taken down by the owners of the Star Wars IP, which is great because so far the game looks great.
Here’s some really early gameplay of some of the vehicles, here we see them testing the Snowspeeder
Here’s their latest video testing the AT-ST and the speeder bike
And here they are showing us early map design
As you have noticed from the detailed and beautiful screen-shots and gameplay videos, the engine they are using is the CryEngine 3, i don’t know how complicated it is to develop a game using this engine, but with this level of detail with no funding or not even making any profit from releasing the game just shows how dedicated these developers/fans are, and I’m just as excited as anyone following the games development.
Star Wars: BattleCry will also have alpha testing phase for people to try out and help give feedback, the release of the alpha test is in 2014.