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How Rocksteady pushed for Arkham Knight to be series' final chapter

How Rocksteady pushed for Arkham Knight to be series' final chapter

Having played through both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, it became fairly clear that Rocksteady was building towards a climactic ending for its Bat-series. Even with critical praise and high sales, Rocksteady's vision hasn't changed, which is why the studio is ready to step away from the Bat for good with Batman: Arkham Knight.

Read more: Batmobile is 'that final thing' »

"When that rumor popped up I nearly shat bricks!!! I wish they would do it with drop-in/out ..."
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How Batman: Arkham City teased Arkham Knight

How Batman: Arkham City teased Arkham Knight

Rocksteady famously hid a little Easter egg in Batman: Arkham Asylum, but did it so obscurely that the studio came out and explained how to find it themselves. It hinted at Arkham City, so obviously Bat-fans would be searching high and low in that game for any sign of Rocksteady's next project. Now that Arkham Knight has been announced, the studio has explained how it started to lay the groundwork in the last game.

Read more: A barge and a cipher »

"and it wasn't until after i finished the main quest that i happened upon the site of bruce's ..."
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The 'Arkham Knight' isn't Batman

The 'Arkham Knight' isn't Batman

We know that Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this year, with an emphasis on the new Batmobile. But given the name, fans couldn't be blamed for assuming the "Knight" refers to Batman himself. Apparently not!

Read more: Who is the Arkham Knight? »

"They should just do a crossover from Millar's Nemesis. He's basically Evil Batman."
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Batman: Arkham Knight coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Batman: Arkham Knight coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Updated with official details and trailer.

Rocksteady's next Batman game has been revealed. Titled Batman: Arkham Knight, it's slated for release this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This is also said to be Rocksteady's last Arkham title, and is set after the events of Arkham City.

Watch: The reveal trailer »

"Now I'm curious, is this established in the films themselves? I guess they tell you the dates. ..."
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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate 'Deluxe Edition' spotted for Xbox 360

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate 'Deluxe Edition' spotted for Xbox 360

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is getting an HD port after all. A 'Deluxe Edition' of the game is now listed on Microsoft's Xbox Games Store, complete with a release date of March 25.

Read more: PC version coming as well? »

"Wasn't buggy for me. It was just really, really boring to play."
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Batman: Arkham Origins review: same bat-time

Batman: Arkham Origins review: same bat-time

No matter how precise the imitation, no one has ever gained the notoriety of da Vinci or Van Gogh by replicating their styles exactly. This is the problem WB Montreal and Splash Damage have been forced to face. Batman: Arkham Origins is a perfectly competent facsimile of Rocksteady's work, but it seems the new studio had trouble finding many ways to put its own mark on a series that has already been so well-defined.

Read more: Improvements amid imitation »

"So let me get this straight. When it was announced that Rock Steady would not be developing ..."
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Batman: Arkham Origins adds Electrocutioner to villain checklist

Batman: Arkham Origins adds Electrocutioner to villain checklist

The Arkham games have always been a who's who of Batman's rogue's gallery, but Batman: Arkham Origins has made a key part of the plot center around them. The Dark Knight has had a bounty put on his head from eight deadly assassins, and Warner Bros has now revealed the sixth villain out for Bat-blood: Electrocutioner.

Watch: His shocking debut in a new trailer »

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Batman: Arkham Origins getting permadeath 'I Am the Night' mode

Batman: Arkham Origins getting permadeath 'I Am the Night' mode

Sure, the Arkham games have done a decent job of approximating the feeling of being Batman. But to really deserve the cowl, you need to do it with severe consequences for failure. To that end, Arkham Origins will have a permanent death mode, appropriately called "I Am the Night" after one of the Dark Knight's favored catchphrases.

Read more: Plus details on Initiation DLC »

"Yeah, both AA and AC had some cheap deaths in them in certain spots. Trying a perma-death mode ..."
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Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass includes skins, story campaign

Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass includes skins, story campaign

Warner Bros announced today that Batman: Arkham Origins is getting its own Season Pass, and the bundle also gives us a good idea of what to expect from the game's DLC plans. While it includes some gameplay goodies, most of those packs involve playing dress-up with the Dark Knight, outfitting him with famous duds from some of his comic incarnations.

Read more: New skins, challenge maps, and a story campaign »

"Not confirmed, but not out of the question, either. We did get campaign Robin in the last game."
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Batman: Arkham Origins PS3-exclusive outfits and maps shown in new trailer

Batman: Arkham Origins PS3-exclusive outfits and maps shown in new trailer

At E3, Sony announced an exclusive Knightfall pack for Batman: Arkham Origins, named after the 90s storyline in which Batman was paralyzed and forced to give up the cowl. A new trailer now shows off the costumes in action, along with the maps and mission types included in the pack.

Watch: A look at the costumes and maps »

"Fuck, as long as I don't have to beat the game to use the costumes. Dumbest shit ever in AC. ..."
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Batman: Arkham Origins 'Deathstroke' DLC coming to Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins 'Deathstroke' DLC coming to Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins will get the Deathstroke downloadable content across all platforms, including Wii U, Warner Bros has announced. The DLC was previously only announced for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions.

Read more: Play as Deathstroke, plus two skins and maps »

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate preview: shadow of a doubt

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate preview: shadow of a doubt

Batman: Arkham Origins may be headed up by a new team while the series creator is up to mysterious doings, but it bears the general hallmarks of Rocksteady's own work. The handheld spin-off Blackgate, by comparison, is a wholly different animal, borrowing pieces of its elder siblings and attempting to fit them onto a handheld in a cohesive way.

Read more: Exploration goes by the wayside »

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Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay trailer POWS! E3

Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay trailer POWS! E3

You've watched the cinematic trailer and read our preview (I trust you), which means marketing now deems you sufficiently informed to watch actual Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay. Warner Bros dropped the debut trailer during Sony's pre-E3 press conference last night, showing some merry old BIFF!ing and POW!ing as various villains attempt to cash a bounty on the Bat's head.

Watch: Bane, Deadshot and Deathstroke come to collect »

"Looks like this will be at least as solid as the other two games. That's certainly a good ..."
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Batman actor adds confusion to Arkham Origins announcement

Batman actor adds confusion to Arkham Origins announcement

Yesterday, veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy said he would be playing a role in the next Arkham game. Since we already knew that Roger Craig Smith would be voicing the Dark Knight in Arkham Origins, we naturally figured that Conroy would be playing another character, or perhaps an older version of Batman. As it turns out, the situation is a bit more complex.

Read more: 'I am in new Arkham game coming soon' »

"It's probably Rocksteady's actual next-gen Arkham game that we'll get at the end of 2014. Just ..."
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Batman voice actor says he's in 'next Arkham' game; no mention of Origins

Batman voice actor says he's in 'next Arkham' game; no mention of Origins

Kevin Conroy, the voice actor known for his iconic pipes as Batman in the classic animated series and the previous Arkham games, says he just finished a long stint of work on the "next Arkham" game. While he doesn't specifically name Batman: Arkham Origins, he did mention that his 9-10 months of work has gone into a game that has recently been announced, allowing him to talk about it.

Read more: But not Batman? »

"He did for Arkham City, after they showed him the script he made that promise again. So Maybe ..."
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