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Bats, Cats and Penguins: Hands-on with Arkham City

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 13:30 GMT By Nathan Grayson

The Dark Knight’s returning to the world of gaming, and he’s bringing friends. Sort of. We played Arkham City and quizzed Rocksteady over everything you could ever want to know.

Batman: Arkham City

Takes place in a giant, largely open city.

Catwoman’s now playable.

Penguin’s making his debut as well.

Coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this October, and Wii U sometime next year.

If you told me a few years ago that I’d be obnoxiously referring to all of my worldly possessions as “Bat ____” in anticipation of a Batman videogame, I’d have laughed at you and then said, “But seriously, putting all my stock in HD-DVD was a good idea, right?” And if you’d then told me – somewhat tangentially – that I’d be frothing at the mouth to play as freaking Catwoman, well, I’d have probably pointed you to EA’s variation on the theme and let it perform the grievous crimes against humanity for me. The future, however, is strange. No, we don’t have jetpacks or sentient robots, but we have one damn good Batman game. And based on what I saw – and played – during E3, a second’s definitely on the way.

The demo I saw opened with Batman perched atop one of his trusty roof gargoyles, nearly invisible against the backdrop of Arkham City’s absurd enormity. He then proceeded to go flying off into the night, entering freefall and snapping back into glider mode at will, because – let’s face it – even physics are scared of Batman. After a quick joyride, he landed on a rooftop that was largely nondescript, except with one key standout: kitties! And while my yearning for Shenmue-esque kitten-raising minigames often borders on “completely unreasonable,” Catwoman’s brisk appearance was a nice consolation prize.

So, how does she play? Well, the demonstrator immediately sprang toward the nearest building, and Catwoman scaled it like a mix between a Crackdown character and Spider-Man. Catwoman, then, isn’t merely a re-skin of Batman with more lives and fewer biceps that are frequently mistaken for errant locomotives. She’s different, and that’s precisely why Rocksteady thinks she’s a perfect fit for the game.

“We picked Catwoman because she’s so different from Batman,” game director Sefton Hill told VG247. “She has that moral ambiguity that Batman definitely doesn’t have. So we felt that was a really interesting contrast to Batman. And obviously her style of movement and combat and gadgets is very different from Batman as well.”

“I mean, this is definitely still Batman’s story. We found it really interesting to introduce a new character. Really, it starts with the story itself. We had a really interesting story to tell with Batman and some Catwoman elements in that story, so we start with trying to create a classic Batman story. So we felt like ‘This is a really strong story, and Catwoman’s kind of interwoven into the story. It’d be really cool if we could actually play those Catwoman moments for ourselves.’”

“Catwoman has that moral ambiguity that Batman definitely doesn’t have.”

Keeping in line with that philosophy, Catwoman’s on the scene when the story demands it, according to Hill. And – true to her love of sneaking, skulking, and only occasionally getting strung up over a vat of Evil Liquid by Two-Face – Catwoman definitely won’t hog the spotlight.

“So basically the stories are kind of seamlessly interwoven. So if you want to take all the main sequences in the game, you’re probably looking at 25+ hours of play. I would say Catwoman’s around ten percent of that – just to give you an idea of how much is in the game,” Hill explained.

Cat scratch fever

Catwoman’s not a “bad guy,” per se. That does not mean, however, that she can’t be a terrible person. The mission I was shown saw her infiltrating a high-security vault with some outside assistance from Poison Ivy. The two had brokered a brief cease-fire, you see; Ivy agreed to open up the vault on the condition that Catwoman would retrieve her precious plant from its cold, metallic prison.

Before Catwoman could complete her uncharacteristically good deed, however, there were guards to attend to. And – given that they were patrolling in a city populated entirely by superpowered psychopaths – they smartly chose to carry assault rifles. Cats, as we all know, don’t like water. Little known fact, though: they’re also not particularly fond of guns.

A gameplay trailer showing off Catwoman’s
abilities.

Fortunately, Catwoman – while perfectly capable in hand-to-hand scenarios – is less of a close-quarters type anyway, so she opted for her bread-and-butter: stealth. But Catwoman’s not Solid Snake or Sam Fisher. She does things her way. So she soared up to the ceiling, where she silently stalked her prey one-by-one. Clawing her way through grating as though gravity was merely optional that day, she positioned herself directly over a hapless guard. Then the terrifying part: she lowered herself with her whip, gripped the poor guy’s neck with her boots, and – snap – one less guard.

With the dirtywork done and her would-be captors significantly less alive, Catwoman cracked the safe, strolled in, and quickly sighted Ivy’s piece of dastardly agriculture. There were no moral choices or last-second changes of heart here, though. Catwoman – as I mentioned earlier – is kind of a terrible person, so she swatted the plant onto the ground and drove a heel into its shattered remains for good measure. So basically, totally uncool – but in really cool way.

The Dark Knight returns

After that, it was my turn to put Arkham City through its paces, so I snatched a controller and – I’m proud to say – only showered a few bystanders with a refreshing mist of anticipatory spittle. First up, flying: it’s entirely momentum-based, so you simply hold one button to plummet and release it to deploy your cape and “bounce” off the air instead of the pavement. As with Arkham Asylum’s deceptively deep basics, it only took me a couple tries before I was piloting Batman like a pro. The grappling hook, meanwhile, added an extra layer of complexity, allowing me to aim at a surface and zip past it for extra momentum.

All told, it felt fantastic. Given a less hectic demo schedule, I probably would have opted to ignore all that silly crime-fighting stuff and just slingshot off buildings for a while. But alas, it seemed that rounding up all the villains in the same corral actually wasn’t a good idea, so Batman needed to punch some sense back into the situation.

After interrogating a thug who spilled his guts the second he remembered he didn’t enjoy being choked to death, I soared off in the direction of a Riddler mission. Since it was extremely early in the game, it mostly took the form of a fairly basic giant-sawblade-avoidance puzzle. However, I also got to try out the upgraded zipline, which can now fire off a second line mid, er, zip. Apparently that’s the plan for all of Batman’s old gadgets, too. You’ll have the whole set from the get-go, but with smart tweaks that make them feel nice and fresh again. Will one of them explode into a motorcycle? We can only hope (and have Commissioner Gordon on speed dial).

After that, the demo cut to a scene in which The Penguin – flanked by some rather large amalgams of steroids in man costumes – cornered Batman inside an old, gothic building. “I’m what you might call a collector,” he said as crowds of caged prisoners jeered in the background. However, Penguin’s a very picky collector, and, well, “Today, ‘best’ means whoever can kill you.”

“Every decision we make, it has to be, ‘Would Batman do this?’”

Before I knew it, I was brawling with 30-or-so prisoners, most of whom had apparently declined their invitations to Assassin’s Creed’s School of Polite One-by-One Attack Etiquette (And Crocheting!). Fortunately, a quick multi-tap of the counter button meant I could intercept up to three attacks at once and punish would-be assailants with cringe-worthy brutality. Batman may not be a superhero, but I don’t know many normal people who can cartwheel off one man’s shoulders right into two others’ squishy, unprotected faces. Beyond that, it was business as usual, except for – oh god – did I just break that man’s leg with my bare hands? Is this what they’re putting in videogames these days? Why hasn’t anyone tried to ban these things?

Zero to hero… to zero?

Obviously, Arkham City looks fantastic. Only time will tell if Arkham Asylum’s few rough edges – boss fights, for instance – have been rounded off, but it’s hard not to feel optimistic. Similarly, there are still question marks over side-mission variety and other pseudo-open-world staples, but I’ve yet to see any red flags. And so, fittingly, when asked why modern society’s drowning in superhero media and whether we’re finally reaching a saturation point, Hill proposed a simple catch-all answer: quality.

“I think it’s partly that there’s always trends; there’s always fashions – a zeitgeist about what’s popular. And I think that – in a lot of ways sort of driven by Batman, driven by Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and also X-Men films and stuff like that – as those things get bigger and more successful, more people move onto that stage,” he explained.

“It’s the same with anything: it can be oversaturated. It’s going to [come down to] whether the market’s there for it. I think it’s all about the quality as well. As long as the quality remains high – and like you said, the quality’s been really high on a lot of recent superhero films. They are superhero films, but they’re also just great films. The Dark Knight is such a great example. It’s a classically great film that just happens to have Batman in it. But I think whether you like Batman or not, it’s still a really great film. As long as the quality’s there, I don’t think there will be oversaturation.”

That in mind, Hill and co are keeping their eyes on the prize. It’s tempting, of course, to throw in the kitchen sink and dazzle potential players with every gimmick under the sun, but for Rocksteady, focus is priority number one.

“We’re never going to dumb down the game.”

“I think, for us, the key objective is to always make a game that’s authentic to Batman. Every decision we make, it has to be ‘Would Batman do this?’ And then the second part of that is ‘Is it fun to do?’ Everything that goes in the game has to go through those two filters. And if something does, then it makes it into the game. Those are kind of our very simple base ideas of what should go into the game,” said Hill.

“Batman has loads of gadgets. He has loads of abilities. He is an incredibly multifaceted character. We can’t take any of those out and still call it a Batman game. So we’re never going to dumb down the game. What we’re hoping and what we believe is that if you make a really good game, the gamers are going to come to that. They’re going to come to that, enjoy it, and learn it. And we do try to make it accessible, but we’ll never dumb it down.”

Batman: Arkham City ships for PC, PS3 and 360 on October 21.

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14 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    nothing new? typical

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    please have MR Freeze in it and i’m more than sold

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Great write-up, Nathan! The videos for this from E3 looked brilliant, it’s definitely going on ‘the list’. The city looked amazing, great sensation of height.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Detale

    I was concerned over a lack of focus with it being set in the larger city environment but I’ve got faith that they can deal with that. This does look fantastic though, really looking forward to it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DaMan

    Wish I could be excited about this, cause the game looks amazing.. really can’t play anything involving Batman, or any comics superhero.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. JGaLaXY815

    I just wanna see how the combat is gonna be in this one. They said something like “counter up to 3 attacks at once” Arkham Asylum had some of the smoothest, most rewarding hand to hand combat ive seen in a long time. Never got old kicking someone in the face…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    @7 Exactly the same with upgrades like using gadgets in combat…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Still not that happy about Catwoman taking away 10 percent of the game, i just hope her parts are fun. A Batman game doesn’t need this.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    @9: Jesus CHRIST, there’s always *one*, isn’t there?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Dralen

    @10 Haha! So True.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Detale

    @7: Got to agree with you there, I found the combat refreshingly addictive. I played those combat challenge rooms to death.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    @10

    One what? One that complains? I wasn’t aware it wasn’t allowed….

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gheritt White

    @ 13: saying a Batman game doesn’t *need* Catwoman is like saying an FPS doesn’t *need* dual-wielding or a 1-on-1 fighter doesn’t *need* destructible environments.

    It just adds awesome, how can it possibly be a bad thing?

    #14 4 years ago

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    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]