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Batman: Arkham Collection to bundle your Batmen photo
Batman: Arkham Collection to bundle your Batmen
by Steven Hansen

Warner Bros. is bundling its Batmen with the Arkham Collection, set to release in the UK on November 22.

The package consists of a physical copy of the newly released Arkham Origins, which Jim did not like. It also seems to retcon Arkham Origins Blackgate from the series by exclusion. The previous, Rocksteady-developed Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are included via download codes.

Strangely, only the PC bundle includes all of the Game of the Year Edition content for the previous two games, though the PS3 bundle at least has Origins' Knightfall pack. All the PC copies are Steam compatible. No word on pricing or a release outside of the UK. Also no word on why you should buy this instead of just buying the first two better games on the cheap. 

Batman: Arkham Collection headed to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 next week [Eurogamer]

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8:30 AM on 11.07.2013

Newegg has a crazy sale on old Rockstar games for PC

Newegg is running a sale right now on some older Rockstar games for the PC. All of the games are downloads, and are up to 76 percent off. Titles available include the Max Payne series, Bully, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Gr...

Joshua Derocher

7:00 PM on 11.03.2013

Is Rocksteady's next game coming in 2014?

Musings to what Rocksteady Studios' next project will be has been stirring in the minds of many after the lackluster reception of Batman: Arkham Origins. The London based developer, made famous for the first two Batman: ...

Wesley Ruscher

9:30 PM on 04.09.2013

Arkham Origins, Blood Dragon Unleashed & Xbox Revelations

Good evening, gentle Dtoiders, here's today's Tuesday-newsday Destructoid Show. Batman Arkham Origins has been announced in the places where all games are announced, the cover of Game Informer magazine. EA has been voted the...

Max Scoville

7:00 AM on 02.14.2013

Hope for Fallout, doubt for Batman and sadness for Aliens

In another casual conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jordan Devore, Daniel Starkey and and I discuss the possible futures of Batman and Fallout. Plus, we marvel at how spectacularly wrong Aliens: Colonial Marines went.

Conrad Zimmerman

8:39 AM on 02.12.2013

Batman: Arkham 3 is due for release in 2013 [Update]

[Update: According to the rumor mill, Rocksteady won't be involved in this one. According to my Twitter feed of random people saying random things, the less-spectacular Spark Unlimited may take the helm. Hmmmm.] Warner Bros. ...

Jim Sterling







Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition photo
Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
by Jim Sterling

For most of this generation, Nintendo existed as its own entity in the market. The Wii couldn't match the technical prowess of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while third-party publishers famously struggled when attempting to bring their wares to the system. As a result, the Wii's library remained anomalous and, to the eyes of some gamers, less than special. 

At least for one year, a Nintendo system now stands on equal footing with other leading consoles, and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition exists to hammer that point home. One of the most critically acclaimed action titles on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, Arkham City is now available on the Wii U, and it looks right at home. 

That's all it needed to do, really. What it didn't need was GamePad-specific features shoehorned into itself with no benefit granted to the end user. Sadly, it seems not even the Dark Knight can resist the lure of tech demo chicanery.

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12:15 PM on 07.30.2012

Batman: Arkham Asylum Steam Keys fail due to DRM

I hate DRM with a passion, but I feel I owe its creators a fruit basket. After all, it gives me more free target practice than the rest of this industry's bullshit. Take what's been happening with Arkham Asylum -- new purchas...

Jim Sterling



Batman villains we want in Rocksteady's Arkham sequel photo
Batman villains we want in Rocksteady's Arkham sequel
by Jim Sterling

One of the best parts of Rocksteady's Arkham series is how expertly the games exploited Batman's greatest asset -- the greatest rogue's gallery in all of comic books. Many of Batman's opponents are as enthralling, if not moreso, than Bruce Wayne himself, and Rocksteady knew it. 

From iconic nemeses such as The Joker and Scarecrow to lesser known criminals including The Mad Hatter and Deadshot, Rocksteady scoured the inmates of Blackgate Prison and Arkham Asylum to consistently surprise fans with a cavalcade of psychopaths and gangsters. 

Although the next Arkham game is rumored to be a prequel set during the Silver Age, there are still plenty of baddies -- new and old -- that deserve an appearance in the series. We poured over our favorite Bat villains who are yet to make a tangible appearance in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, and humbly present your most desired evildoers. 

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7:30 PM on 07.11.2012

The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Deus Ex Movie & Arkham Prequel

Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show! The big news is a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because it's about how poor people are evil and will steal your robot helicopters. But it's okay because Trent Reznor's ...

Max Scoville

10:00 AM on 07.11.2012

Rumor: Batman Arkham City prequel set in Silver Age

According to Variety, Rocksteady is working on a Batman: Arkham City prequel that's set in the Silver Age. It'll tell the story of how Batman first met The Joker, and will seemingly carry much of the 50s aesthetic with it, as...

Jim Sterling



E3: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition kind of hurts photo
E3: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition kind of hurts
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wii is just about to wrap up its tenure at Nintendo's flagship home console, and looking back, it's clear to see that third parties often failed to make the most of the system. They regularly used the Wii as an opportunity to crap out less fun games than they would expect to get away with on the PS3/360, hoping that they could replace craftsmanship and creativity with some poorly thought out, tacked on motion controls without penalty. In short, these games were uninspired cash grabs designed to mine the motion control gold rush. I'm worried that Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the start of that happening all over again on the Wii U.

Most of the Wii U-specific features I experienced or witnessed with Armored Edition didn't make the game more fun than it is on the PS3/360. Personally, all I was hoping for out of Armored Edition was the ability to play the game on controller screen (so I won't need to monopolize the family TV when replaying it) and maybe a few exclusive missions and the inclusion of a special Nintendo cameo (preferably the ability to play as Captain Falcon). That's not what I got. Instead, we have some new touch screen puzzles and the ability to control bat-arangs with the Wii U Gamepad. That's definitely different, but I'm not sure that different means better in this case.

And is it just me, or are the textures a little uglier here than the were in the game's original release? The last thing the Wii U needs is low-budget ports that make the console appear to be less powerful than it actually is. 

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10:00 PM on 05.24.2012

The voices behind Batman: Arkham City GotY edition

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition is coming out next Tuesday, and as a little reminder Warner Bros. put out a new trailer showing off some of the voice talent do their thing. As shameful as it is to admit, I misse...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 05.18.2012

One more trailer for Harley Quinn's Revenge couldn't hurt

Rocksteady Studios has got another trailer for "Harley Quinn's Revenge" ahead of the add-on's May 29 release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, though this one isn't quite such a tease. We're shown the basic setup for how...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 05.16.2012

New Arkham City behind the scenes vid talks sound design

Rocksteady did absolutely everything right in Batman: Arkham City. This includes the stellar sound design; punching thugs makes a satisfying thud, bones make an earth-shattering crack, and even Batman's cape itself has a cas...

Brett Zeidler

2:30 PM on 05.11.2012

Trailer teases 'Harley Quinn's Revenge' for Arkham City

After devoting an entire Sunday to dealing with the Riddler and his absurd amount of collectibles in Batman: Arkham City, I walked away from the game and never looked back. With any luck, "Harley Quinn's Revenge" will pull m...

Jordan Devore