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2:30 PM on 03.21.2014

A closer look at the villains of Batman: Arkham Knight

No multiplayer. Kevin Conroy voicing Batman. The Batmobile. Rocksteady developing. Hell yeah, I'm eager to hear more about Batman: Arkham Knight. Particularly given that I skipped Origins and am coming into this one with a lo...

Jordan Devore



A new Gauntlet game is coming from the makers of Magicka photo
A new Gauntlet game is coming from the makers of Magicka
by Chris Carter

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced a brand new entry in the Gauntlet franchise, set to arrive on Steam later this year -- SteamOS and Steam Machines were specifically mentioned. Local and online play will be supported for up to four people, who will be able to select from the Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf classes.

They all apparently have their own unique strengths and weaknesses still, and procedural dungeons and class combos have been namedropped as features. Arrowhead Game Studios has been tapped, who you may recognize as the developers of Magicka and The Showdown Effect. The game looks pretty rough at the moment, but hopefully it smooths out before the final release.

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Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer photo
Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer
by Alessandro Fillari



After months of leaks, we finally saw the reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight as the upcoming cover story for this month's Game Informer. As the final installment in the Arkham series, The Dark Knight faces his toughest challenge yet as the Scarecrow has taken over Gotham City and joined forces with Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and other villains to take out Batman.

In addition to the reveal, we also have a brand new CG trailer setting up the events of the game. As a next-gen only release, it's looking like Rocksteady is going all out with this one. I can't wait to hear more from this title, which is expected to release later this year.

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Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight photo
Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight
by Chris Carter

[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knight coming out on October 14, 2014.]

[Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!]

Before you freak out -- the series is apparently back in the hands of Rocksteady. Phew. WB was all set to announce the next Batman game soon, but a GAME UK retail leak has possibly spoiled the surprise. The game is being called "Batman: Arkham Knight," and will supposedly be released on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this year as the "explosive finale" of the franchise.

Gameplay details are sparse, but it looks like you might get to drive the Batmobile, you might be able to play as Harley Quinn in some Challenge Maps, and Scarecrow might be the main villain. Really, I'm just glad Rocksteady is back after the monumental mess WB Montreal caused with Origins

Batman: Arkham Knight [NeoGAF]

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10:00 PM on 02.25.2014

LEGO The Hobbit PlayStation 3 bundle on the way

If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Kiefer Sutherland says he worked on new Mortal Kombat

This is one of those stories that you come into with a confused look on your face and leave a moment later with that exact same puzzled expression. Speaking to IGN about voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V -- a role he's been...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor

One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition dated

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate released to tepid reviews (at best), but that's not stopped Armature Studios from taking another crack at the Dark Knight as they transition the handheld game to PC and console platforms in t...

Conrad Zimmerman



Here's our latest look at Dying Light photo
Here's our latest look at Dying Light
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Techland has released this latest look at Dying Light, emphasizing what they're trying to achieve with the narrative. It also shows off the gameplay a bunch, and it's looking pretty great. Oh and hey there's a little girl about to get attacked by someone. Will that actually be in the game? Someone think of the children!

This trailer is kind of funny overall, as the studio was teasing some sort of announcement last week. The teaser just turned out to be a new trailer. People were hoping for a demo, or even better yet a release date. Who teases a trailer after multiple trailers have already been released?

Oh, Techland.

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1:00 PM on 02.09.2014

Arkham Origins progression blocking bugs won't be fixed

In a recent post on the Batman: Arkham Origins support forms, it has been stated that there are no current plans to fix any more of the numerous progression blocking bugs that have yet to be addressed. Instead, all effor...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 AM on 01.31.2014

Warner Bros. cancels DLC for Wii U Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins hit multiple platforms last year, and in addition to a few costumes and a challenge map pack, the game's Season Pass is set to deliver a new story campaign. But it appears as if the Wii U will not be jo...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 01.23.2014

First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

My initial reaction after hearing about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and seeing this eight minutes or so of footage was that it's a shame Monolith didn't come with an original setting. Even if you aren't a diehard Tolkien ...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor photo
Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
by Alessandro Fillari

Whenever games tied to a major license are announced, there's usually a collective grumble from fans. Titles based on movies, television, or comics usually don't end up well, as most of the time they're developing with the focus on the brand as opposed to the game itself. With the announcement of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor back in November, many fans were taken aback by its seemingly loose interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fiction.

But of course, you can chalk this up to pre-emptive nervousness considering the franchise's history in gaming. Which is totally understandable. But things now appear to be different, and this new sandbox action title from Monolith -- the developers of F.E.A.R, No One Lives Forever, and Condemned -- plans to take a fresh approach to making a game with Tolkien's lore.

During a private presentation of the game, Destructoid got the chance to check out a lengthy look at the game that represents a vertical slice of what the developers at Monolith have planned for their next foray into Middle-earth.

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6:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Atomic Poison Ivy is basically a plant spider thing

Atomic Wonder Woman? Badass. Atomic Green Lantern? Awesome. Atomic Poison Ivy? Umm. Up until now the Atomic versions of DC heroes you'll be able to play as in the Infinite Crisis MOBA have been pretty great. So the reveal of Atomic Poison Ivy is kind of a bummer. Mostly because she looks ridiculous walking around with her spider-like plant legs.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Initiation photo
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Initiation
by Chris Carter

I was pretty disappointed with Arkham Origins. Maybe not as crushingly disappointed as Jim was, but I still felt like it was the weakest entry in the Arkham saga so far, and Warner Bros. Montreal didn't really do anything to make me confident in the future of the series.

Sadly, the newest DLC doesn't do them any favors either.

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9:30 PM on 12.26.2013

Batman Arkham-related announcement inbound

See that image above? Well, it was posted on Batman Arkham's official Facebook page along with instructions to "visit this page on December 31st for a special announcement." Could it be some Arkham Origin's DLC? A new entry into the series itself, perhaps? Batman Arkham [Facebook]

Harry Monogenis