Posts tagged with ‘Warner Bros’
Batman: Arkham Knight Announced
Following an earlier tease on an official Batman Facebook page, Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Games’ return to the series, has been announced today.
The aforementioned tease took place on the Batman: Hush Facebook page run by Warner Bros., the owner of DC Comics and publisher of the Batman: Arkham games. A computer generated image of Batman villain, Hush accompanied the post, saying, “Remember a little appearance by somebody in Arkham City? Well things [might get] more interesting next month.” This post has since been removed from the page. (Source)
While Hush didn’t appear in the trailer, we are shown to a car chase and firefight between Two-Face’s gang and the Gotham police force, with the Dark Knight crashing the party in his Nolanverse-inspired Batmobile. This action is accompanied by the disembodied voice of Thomas Wayne reading his last will and testament for his son, Bruce.
The trailer also has appearances by Harley Quinn, the Penguin, as well as an ominous voice by an unspecified villain who can be assumed to be the main antagonist.
Check out the trailer above, and expect Batman: Arkham Knight to come out later this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
NetherRealm Studios had hired Vincent Proce to come up with concept art for an upcoming MK game. He created intricate backstories for the characters he drew, influenced by “modern multiplayer and dismemberment game design”.
“Scorpion as a wraith wearing the yellow blood of the demon that helped him resurrect to exact his revenge against his mortal enemy.”
“Raiden as a god whose feet rarely touch the ground.”
“Sonya, the daughter of a Texas Ranger whose sex appeal weakens her opponents while her Special Forces training kicks their asses.”
“Kano, half Japanese half US military bad ass.”
“Here is Sub Zero how I envision him. I haven’t worked out much of his back story other than that he was a part of the Way of the Frost Dragon, an honorable secret society of warriors that were direct enemies with the ninja organization Scorpion was a part of before he was killed by Shang Tsung (disguised as Sub Zero).”
Though he departed from the studio, he was commissioned for art to be contributed to the actual MK9 that came about. You can find his character designs for MK9 here and also see which ideas he came about by himself and which were brought about by the studio.
The image above is what happens when you try to pack too many good reviews onto the cover of your box art of a game that might be too highly recommended. Especially when one of the quotes is from a magazine that no longer exists.
The Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition includes the Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin DLC; the Arkham City skin and challenge map pack; a download voucher for the animated feature Batman: Year One; and the Harley Quinn’s Revenge content.
You’re going to get a lot of bang for your buck, but if they don’t change the look of that atrocious art (is the game called Batman: Arkham City or “10 OUT OF 10”?) then maybe it’s not worth it.
The GotY is due late May.
The BBFC has rated Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition and, sort of accidentally, released a little early that it will be coming out. There had been no real news of this development until this announcement.
Warner Bros. has since said the Komplete edition will come with all the extra characters (from Skarlet to Kreuger) along with all the bonus skins and fatalies from the extra DLC as well. Since Mortal Kombat still sells at stores like Gamestop for a full $59.99, though, it begs the question of how much will they charge for the Komplete Edition?
The Arkham City skin pack bundled with all the different Batman skins will be released as DLC on December 6, but there is another secret that Warner Bros. hasn’t quite given up publicly yet.
Not included in the DLC pack is another Batman skin straight from the Batman Inc. series. It hasn’t been said which Batsuit design from the series is the specific one to be released, but expect it to be awesome.
The Witcher 2 coming to Xbox 360, To Be Published by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has announced it will be publishing The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for the Xbox 360.
“We have added significant enhancements to the Xbox 360 version of ‘The Witcher 2,’ going far beyond simply editing the code to run on a new platform. Thanks to one of the world’s newest game engines, the RED Engine, it will be one of the best-looking games ever released on Xbox 360,” —Adam Kiciński, President of CD Projekt RED
For those of you who have yet to play The Witcher 2, it’s currently available on Steam. The Xbox 360 version is set to launch Q1 2012.
(via: Game Informer)