Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the release of Batman™: Arkham VR, the very first virtual reality experience that allows fans to become Batman, as well as explore Gotham City and Wayne Manor like never before. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Batman™: Arkham trilogy,Batman: Arkham VR is based on DC’s core Batman license and is available exclusively on PlayStation®VR for the suggested retail price of $19.99/€19.99/£15.99.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Batman: Arkham Knight for PC is now available for purchase. Re-released in conjunction with the latest PC update, Batman: Arkham Knight for PC now offers downloadable content (DLC) parity with the console versions of the game (with the exception of platform exclusives). PC players now have access to Photo Mode, Big Head Mode, Original Arkham Batman Skin and more.
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios confirmed all remaining downloadable content and updates for Batman: Arkham Knight.
Just released last week is the final DLC for the month September, GCPD Lockdown. It is an “Arkham Episode”, instead of an AR Challenge to the likes of the pre-order DLC for Harley Quinn Story Pack and Red Hood Story Pack, and the post-release DLC, Batgirl: A Matter of Family. This DLC is disappointingly short, and does little to further the story as it is it takes place after the ending of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is another case to do more, but ends up doing less.
September has brought a lot of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight. There’s been a couple of Crime Fighter Challenge Packs, the original Arkham Asylum skin, and the next Batmobile pack from the 2008 Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight”. While the 1989 Batmobile Movie Pack failed to be something more, the 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack follows suit with its predecessor, making it even more troubling for the direction of these Batmobile Pack DLCs.
Set before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, comes an adventure featuring Batgirl before her incident that left her paralyzed and forced to become Oracle. Batgirl: A Matter of Family takes place on a confined island that has Gotham City looming in the distance, not all that unlike Arkham Asylum. Though, what gadgets you start with in A Matter of Family, is what you end with. Lasting only an hour and some change, the short time spent playing as Batgirl goes by too quickly for it to be a meaningful add-on, and is a shame for being Batgirl’s debut in Rocksteady’s series.
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition box art has been revealed for the WiiU. A great render of Catwoman is also given to us. Armored Edition is playable at gamescom this week as well as PAX Prime.
Coming this holiday season for the Wii U, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition delivers the same impactful story and gameplay of the award-winning blockbuster Batman: Arkham City from last year, while adding in all the available downloadable content, the Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) Mode and the new Armored Suits for both Batman and Catwoman.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The game is scheduled for release in Europe, Australia and other global territories in September.
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition includes the award-winning Batman: Arkham City, one of the highest reviewed titles of 2011, along with all previously released downloadable content (DLC) packs, Batman Year One movie download* (restrictions apply), and Harley Quinn’s Revenge, the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham City saga that adds more than two hours of completely new gameplay.
Featuring playable chapters for both Batman and Robin, the Harley Quinn’s Revenge chapter plunges players back into Arkham City to uncover Harley’s plan for vengeance against Batman for the events that unfolded in Batman: Arkham City. Those who already own the original boxed edition of Batman: Arkham City can experience the new mission by downloading the Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, available worldwide beginning today in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network. The DLC will be available for PC in early-June.
Payback’s a bitch, especially when dealing with The Joker’s most psychotic sidekick, Harley Quinn. Harley is the new boss of Arkham City and is determined to make Batman pay for what he’s done to The Joker. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment bring to you today a new trailer and screenshots from Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, the final chapter of Batman: Arkham City saga that adds more than two hours of fresh single-player gameplay to the critically-acclaimed title from Rocksteady Studios. The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin.
Batman: Arkham Asylum was a surprise hit for 2009, by being both a great action game and the best superhero game made. Six months have passed since the events of Arkham Asylum and now Dr. Hugo Strange has been assigned to run Arkham City – which can’t be good. I can’t detail how it is you get into Arkham City, but it’s one of the strongest and engaging openings to a game. Batman now has to find and stop Hugo Strange all while deterring some of the great villains like The Joker, Two-Face, and the Penguin, even stopping random acts of violence within the confines of the prison. All of it seems daunting for even Batman to do alone.
Just got a notice from WB Games PR:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios are releasing the PC version of Batman: Arkham City in November. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game are confirmed to be final and will be available beginning October 18 in North America, October 19 in Australia, and October 21 in Europe and other global territories.
If you recall, Batman Arkham Asylum was delayed on PC when it first came out for some enhancements and features, such as PhysX support for nVidia cards. It seems that may be the case here. No official reason as to why has been stated.