Warner announces Batman: Arkham City for fall 2011

Thursday, 5 August 2010 14:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

arkham city

Warner’s just announced Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum sequel, known as Arkham City.

The game releases next fall for PS3, 360 and Games for Windows

Game Informer also has it on its new cover, which features Catwoman in the two covers planned by the mag.

It was announced earlier this week that the game would be featured in OPM and OXM, but Warner and GI’s beaten them to the chicken.

The sequel to Arkham Aslyum was announced last December at the VGAs, where a teaser trailer showed that Arkham Asyum itself was moved into Gotham City.

It also showed the Joker and Harley Quinn for the game, confirming their appearances in the game.

Also mentioned for the Rocksteady sequel was baddies Talia al Ghul, Mr. Freeze and Two Face.

The UK dev was bought earlier this year by Warner, who will be publishing the game this time instead of Arkham Asylum publisher Square Enix.

We can only think of one word right now: it begins with P and ends with umped.

Press release is below.

BURBANK, Calif. – (Business Wire) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced /*Batman: Arkham City™*/ as the title for its follow-up to the award-winning, critically acclaimed hit videogame /Batman: Arkham Asylum™/. /*Batman: Arkham City*/ will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Fall 2011.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, /*Batman: Arkham City*/ builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of /Batman: Arkham Asylum,/ sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

/*Batman: Arkham City*/ is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans can/* */visit to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.


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  1. Blerk

    Hurrah! I don’t think they needed the ‘City’ bit, though. Just Batman: Arkham would’ve done.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Wait, next Fall? Oh man! I thought this’d be a Spring release!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    Is that…CATWOMAN!!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DeSpiritusBellum

    @2 You’ll wait and you’ll damn well find it worthwhile.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Nah too many games next spring let them take their time with it, also yes thats Catwoman and also middle pic look in the background and you can see Two Face dressed as Uncle Sam

    #5 5 years ago
  6. KrazyKraut

    the big full cover with catwoman & batman is second best thing after the Why so serious joker poster…. nice… hope to get a poster of this one.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. McLovin85

    Glad they’re taking their time with this. I was afraid they’d try and rush out a sequel and although next fall is a long way off I’d prefer an awesome game I have to wait a little for rather than some rushed mediocre sequel.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Callum

    I hate those goggles. I’m sorry, the poster is awsum…but the goggles?! What were they thinking?!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I can wait. Waiting makes me sad, but not as sad as a rushed sequel would make me.

    Those covers are officially awesome. I’ve given them my stamp of approval.

    Edit: Is that Two-Face on the poster in the background? :-)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    Nice one. Before B:AA few would have got excited at the prospect of a new Batman videogame. One great game later, and we can’t wait.

    The characters were great in the last game but it was the array of gadgets that kept things interesting for me. I hope they don’t feel the need to change too much in the follow up.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DJ Deathstar

    @Blerk look up at my comment #5

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Oops! Speed-reading ftl. :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    Yo, Nite Owl called, he wants his suit back.

    Other than that: You’ll have to excuse me, I think I’ve just come.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    GAH! Now I will have to play the first one. Can’t believe I haven’t yet.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Get to it, Stephany! Right now. We’ll wait.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. ThtsWhtSheSd16

    Arkham Asylum was amazing. Have super-duper inflated hopes for the second. Not entirely excited about the prospect of waiting until next Fall though…

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Hunam


    Loved the first one massivly. The best super hero game ever.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The_Red

    This one better be as good as the original because seriously, that was great. Not the usual overrated and over-praised 97 out 100 on metacritic but one that was actually a classic, at least for me.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Hunam

    All they really need to do is fix the boss fights so they don’t suck and make the riddler stuff a little harder and we’re set.

    Obviously new types of baddies and new gadgets/combat moves are in order too.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    Awesome!!! The first one was without any doubt my game of the year 2009, can’t wait, but the wait is a long one!!! Ah well.

    I wonder when we’re gonna see the first screenshots, maybe in this issue of GI there’s already some screens.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    Wow this and UC3 in 2011… holiday ever :)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. LOLshock94
    i think every marvel fan should have a look at this trailer

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Happy Hardon Harry

    Too bad it’s fall 2011. The wait is going to be brutal.

    Batman AA (PC Version) was the best game of last year. IMO.

    I’d urge anyone to the play PC version (definitive version of the game by a mile) as the console versions are sloth like in comparison. Plus you get 60+fps, 16xAA, 16x AF and all that jazz. An amazing experience.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    I might just give it a try HHH I just finish putting my new gaming PC together. Still sucks I can’t get that damn platinum man… close to letting someone else cheat and do it for me :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    So because Anti Aliasing (not like i saw ANY jaggies with the 360 version on my plasma) framerate was perfect, and some other graphical features, it’s the definitive version? Nah…not in my book :)

    I have seen screenshots and videos of the PC version, and if thats the difference, it’s not worth making a big deal out of if you ask me ;)

    Plus i’m not gonna play a game like this with mouse and keyboard, so i’d need a 360 PC controller for it, all unneseccary money that i rather spend on upcoming console games and other things.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Happy Hardon Harry

    theevilaires said:
    August 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    I might just give it a try HHH I just finish putting my new gaming PC together. Still sucks I can’t get that damn platinum man… close to letting someone else cheat and do it for me.

    It’ll be like a new game for you mate, it’s that good. Plus you can pick the game up for PC, new, for under a tenner.

    Here are some comparison below between the PC and 360 version. But you’re better seeing the game in person running. It’ll blow you away.







    #26 5 years ago
  27. Happy Hardon Harry

    So because Anti Aliasing (not like i saw ANY jaggies with the 360 version on my plasma) framerate was perfect, and some other graphical features, it’s the definitive version? Nah…not in my book

    If you played the PC game (videos don’t do ANY GAME justice) you wouldn’t be saying such nonsense. Secondly, any regular wired or wireless 360 controller will do.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    Ok i saw the screenshots, sure there’s a clear difference but it wouldn’t be enough for me. I will definitely buy Arkham City for my 360, cause i’m just a console guy. Now and then i play a game on my laptop, but its just mostly console. I can download the demo for my laptop, simply to check out the difference, but that’ll be all. I’ve 100% finished (ok not the achievements) the game, all the trophies and collectables, i’m done with the game :).

    Anyway, GI will contain 12 pages of exclusive information on Arkham City, can’t wait!!!! Please let there be some shots too.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Happy Hardon Harry

    Moonwalker1982 said:
    August 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Ok i saw the screenshots, sure there’s a clear difference but it wouldn’t be enough for me.

    Sour grapes…

    I can download the demo for my laptop

    You won’t run a game like this on a laptop. Fuck me.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. loki

    Again PC, after fail PC port of Batman AA. Idiots

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Happy Hardon Harry

    loki said:
    August 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    Again PC, after fail PC port of Batman AA. Idiots

    Ha, loki, bright as a blackout as usual…

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DeSpiritusBellum

    Not that I want to join the whole childish PC/Console thing, but I’ve had some pretty excellent experiences buying console ports on Steam and just hooking up my 360 controller. Dead Space, Grid, Dirt, Just Cause 2, Burnout, Psychonauts, Splinter Cell etc.

    Best of both worlds – You are all pwned.

    Not to mention the fact that PC games tend to go on sale a lot faster than the console ones, and usually they go lower as well.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Happy Hardon Harry

    DeSpiritusBellum said:
    August 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Not that I want to join the whole childish PC/Console

    It’s not childish, it’s just that some on here are so blind and hold on to their pride and are unwilling to accept the fact that such a game (Batman AA) is superior on the PC. Simple as.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    So many fantastic titles to choose from and they decided to call it Arkham City? Ugh.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. DeSpiritusBellum

    @33 No, it is childish. It really is. It’s about as retarded as argueing over whose dad can take who.

    It’s just gratuitous argueing for the sake of argueing. And it’s very gay. And you should stop.

    Both machines do the very same thing, the only thing that’s different is the control scheme and the details of how the pixels and shaders are arranged.

    I wouldn’t want to play Arkham Asylum with a keyboard, just as I wouldn’t want to play Modern Warfare 2 with a gamepad.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. AHA-Lambda

    fantastic news! :D

    fall 2011? nice that they are taking their time i thought this would be mid 2011 in all honesty. And i like the name; i was kinda worried they would call it arkham asylum 2

    #36 5 years ago
  37. osric90

    This game will be A-W-E-S-O-M-E as long as it fixes the first one flaws (running without ny button, just stick and some minor others) and I hope we are able to see Bruce as Bruce too and lots more of cutscenes not that Joker starred.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Happy Hardon Harry


    No. Being childish is denying the fact that the PC version is the definitive version of the game.

    There’s a difference between fact and holding onto ones pride in the name of their console 360/PS3. That’s childish.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DeSpiritusBellum

    @38 Facepalm. Big, huge, demonstrative facepalm.

    Grow up, eh? Only kids and morons deal in universal truth.

    Most games today are optimized for consoles. You aren’t making a shred of sense.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Happy Hardon Harry


    Your argument holds no weight, hence your pathetic response…

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Moonwalker1982

    @ 33, i did admit that the difference is clear, right? I accept the fact that it looks better on pc, which is to be expected. PC games will always look better than console games, but for me that’s no big deal. Anyway, you said i can hook up any 360 controller to it? How can i get my wireless 360 controller to work on my laptop? Cause i don’t have a USB connector or whatsoever with it. So how can i connect it?

    As for the game running on laptop. It might just run very well on my laptop. My laptop actually runs Crysis with everything on medium very smooth, and it’s even playable on High. Singularity with everything on highest runs perfect. And so on…so AA might run very well on my laptop.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. daytripper

    fuck sake cant people just enjoy the announcement of what is surely going to be a great game for all three platforms?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. freedoms_stain

    @39, Rocksteady did actually push the boat out on the pc version of AA. PhysX support, 3D support, its fucking beautiful.

    @41, there is a wireless adaptor for 360 controllers for Windows.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. DeSpiritusBellum

    @41 Personally I use the USB version. The wireless reciever on my Xbox broke (SHOCKED!) :p

    But freedoms_stain already answered.

    As others have said I’d never use a laptop for gaming, because the hardware just isn’t versatile enough – heating issues, lack of support. I have a highpowered rig, so it’s very easy to just pick up any port, really.

    @40 Whatever. Keep fighting the glorious fight, PC warrior. You’ll get ‘em in the end.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. onlineatron

    I’m happy that Rock Steady are taking their time and not rushing the game out.

    I wonder if the city setting will mean a more open world game? The emphasis on ‘fortified walls’ suggests that it won’t be.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. LOLshock94

    #46 5 years ago
  47. daytripper

    @46 whats that got to do with this story?

    #47 5 years ago
  48. LOLshock94

    because it kicks batmans ass

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Moonwalker1982

    @43, oh damn… so i do have to buy something for the controller to work? Nah, i just don’t play PC games enough for that.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Amir Mirzaee

    They need to make Arkham City for mature players. Lots of blood, Darkness, Joker Killing and ripping apart people, a sex scene and many others….
    Also, I think Catwoman and Batman means Co-Op. Not a bad think it works well.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Phoenixblight


    You must have played the wrong game because Batman AA was for mature players. It will stay as at the same rating as the last one because thats the sweet spot for this franchise.

    You need to get out more if want sex in a video game.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. ninjanutta

    @31 an alienware laptop would play any game at super high quality,it will cost you nearly 4000 pound but its a pure gaming rig.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Phoenixblight


    You could get a gaming rig that is better quality and will give you better use at a fraction of Alienware.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Moonwalker1982

    While i really don’t need sex or Joker ripping people apart, i really DO would like to see blood. Arkham Asylum was such a dark place, it really wasn’t a kid’s game. But still it lacked any kind of blood. When for example those thugs shot the two guards to death, i was expecting some blood…none of it. It takes away from the realism.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Boris Fett

    I find it slightly humorous that people are asking for a level of “maturity” and “darkness” in the games that you don’t even see in the comic books.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Amir Mirzaee

    I want it to get an M rating. I don’t think there are newcomers to this comic series. Batman fans are older now. Just think how great it would be if The Dark Knight movie was R-rated. I don’t know why do they need that Teen rating? Joker is threatening anyone he sees to kill him in an obscene way; we should be able to see those killing… I want to see those killing. Catwoman is actually Batman’s lover, why don’t we see them making love? One great example for dark comics is Sin City. Just look at the movie, its gore and blood made it a great movie.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Detale

    I’m sure there are plenty of place on the internet where you can watch Batman and Catwoman making love if you really want to see it.

    Batman is an iconic character who appeals to fans of all ages, from the Saturday morning cartoons, the comics, the movies and all the related merchandising. I’d say it’s a fairly safe bet that they’re not going to have ol’ Bats giving Catwoman one from behind in a videogame.

    I loved AA and thought it was perfectly pitched, a different take on the whole concept but still retaining the core of the character. Can’t wait to see how they’re going to expand on that.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Demiath


    So the lack of blood takes away from the “realism”, huh? I would have thought the lack of realism had something to do with, say, the outlandish costumes, mutating Jokers and MGS-like metagame pranks? Or is that fairly pedestrian stuff in your view?

    Don’t get me wrong; Arkham Asylum was a great game. But thankfully the developers never attempted to include any kind of realism to begin with (and contrary to popular belief, grittiness is not the same thing as realism), so I’m not sure what substantial difference the addition of “blood” would have made.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Moonwalker1982

    @ 58, all i am saying is that it would have added to the atmosphere. Let’s imagine a game like Dead Space without any blood? Any blood smeared on the walls and floor…it adds to the experience and atmosphere. Ok, so realism was the wrong word.

    @ 55

    That’s where you are wrong :)

    Look up ‘A death in the family’ from the Batman comics or lots of other Batman comics, Batman was actually quite mature in several comics. Just not the animated series comics.

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Amin360

    I cant believe !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #60 5 years ago

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    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]