Warner announces Batman: Arkham City for fall 2011

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

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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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  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

    A Metal Gear Solid film is in the making at Sony Pictures. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has closed a deal to make a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will be written by Jay Basu, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Michael De Luca is said to be heading production. There […]

  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]