Mad Max: This Trailer for a Game is Also a Game
Here’s a clever little oddity the marketing team at WB Games cobbled together. It’s one thing to show us a trailer demonstrating the multiple choices you can make in your game; it’s another meta beast to turn the trailer itself into a multiple choice game.
Above, you get to choose your own (mad) adventure to the payoff of vehicular carnage – Australian...
“If gliding over the city, elbow smashing thugs, and pulling turbo-charged donuts in the Batmobile is the currency of Arkham Knight, I was richer than Bruce Wayne.
Rocksteady’s amalgamation universe of the Batman mythos is still one of the most respectful, top quality adaptations of any comic character to date…”
Rocksteady Talks Up Batman: Arkham Knight’s Story
Following the cataclysmic ending of Arkham City – which saw a fatal resolution to a famed villain – Gotham has embraced a period of peace. The Batman is at his peak, a dark guardian watching the city. All is well.
But that makes for a pretty boring game, wouldn’t you say? That’s why Rocksteady is inciting a wave of chaos that rocks the city and...
Rocksteady Ends Their Batman Trilogy in the Next-Gen Arkham Knight
All good things come to an end, and Rocksteady’s expert tenure on the Batman: Arkham franchise, going back to 2009, has been more than good. It’s been brilliant. If it wasn’t enough that their portrayal of The Dark Knight and his gothic kingdom is one of the best outside of the comics he was forged from – even rivaling the character’s film appearances – Rocksteady went ahead and set the bar for the entire superhero game genre higher than Everest.
Batman: Arkham Knight, being developed specifically for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, serves as the final act in Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy (2013’s Arkham Origins was handled by another studio, but you knew that, you keen reader you). “This is the natural end for the story,” said the game’s director, Sefton Hill. “We really want to go out in style.”
Revealed in this month’s Game Informer, you’ll notice a greater emphasis on the Caped Crusader’s favorite means of ground transportation, the Batmobile, seen only in cutscenes in previous titles. Now you’re finally licensed to drive the beast yourself. Gotham’s open world is being greatly expanded to accommodate this unarguably kickass new feature.
What’s a hero without his villains? One full year has passed since the arm-breaking spree Bats went on in Arkham City. Batman once goes on the hunt for a rogue’s gallery featuring Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Penguin, and the Scarecrow. If this is the final chapter, one has to wonder which of these madmen might be taking a last bow.
Batman: Arkham Knight releases October 14th, 2014.
WB Promises to Deliver Justice to Arkham Origins’ Criminal Glitches
Since the prequel’s launch one week ago, user have complained Batman: Arkham Origins is plagued by technical bugs. We’re talking a wide berth of issues too, with each platform host to unique, sometimes progress debilitating glitches.
Catastrophic framerate problems, AI lapses, falling infinitely through the game world, and complete crashes were all goof-ups Bats and I suffered since I picked up my PS3 copy last Friday. I even witnessed Batman break his One Rule when, after an interrogation, he dropped a thug into the depths of the ocean (that glitch was less frustrating and more spectacular, I hope I don’t have to say). Xbox 360 users have reported the more heinous crime of both lost and corrupted save files.
Gotham City is a mess, and WB Games has heard your pleas for help. “We hear your frustration, we understand it, and we are here to find solutions to your issues by gathering the info you provide us, and relaying it to the dev team.”
Issues affecting every version of the game will be addressed first, including the “infinite falling” bug, glitches blocking story progression, and a fix for FreeFlow Focus not activating at its allotted rank. These fixes are planned to take hold within the week. The Xbox 360’s corrupted save issue, however, needs “a few more days” before its patch is validated and released.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused,” says WB Games, “and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve the issues.”