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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

9:00 AM on 04.23.2012

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year edition announced

Warner Brothers is rereleasing Batman: Arkham City under the guide of a "Game of the Year" edition. Due for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 29, it will include a set of alternative skins, the Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin downloada...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 04.20.2012

Harley Quinn DLC hinted at for Batman: Arkham City

The above image was teased by the official Twitter account for Batman: Arkham City. That sure does seem to be Harley Quinn, eh? On its own, this might not have much meaning, but when you look over these leaked Trophies for un...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 01.13.2012

Batman: Arkham City is Metacritic's top rated 2011 game

Metacritic has released its annual list of top rated games, revealing that Batman: Arkham City on PS3 was the most critically acclaimed title of 2011. It beat out The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by a mouse's cock.  Here's th...

Jim Sterling



Free Batman Inc. outfit comes to Batman: Arkham City photo
Free Batman Inc. outfit comes to Batman: Arkham City
by Jordan Devore

Rocksteady Studios is thanking fans for continued support with a free downloadable Batman Inc. skin available on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Games for Windows Live Marketplace.

And, speaking of skins, there's quite a few of them now. With a newly disclosed cheat code, you can play as your alternate Batman of choice in Arkham City without having to complete the main story first. From the main menu, input: Left, Left, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Up, Up, Down.

Cheat codes, in 2011? I love it!

[Thanks, Paul]

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11:30 PM on 12.07.2011

Those alternate Batman skins for Arkham City are now DLC

As promised by Rocksteady Studios, the extra character skins for Batman: Arkham City that retailers were using as pre-order incentives are now purchasable online. While I'm not thrilled with the idea, at least this option ex...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 11.25.2011

Batman: Arkham City unplayable with DX11, patch coming

Batman: Arkham City's lauded PC version is not quite advertised optimal experience right now, with DirectX11 support remaining quite broken. I noticed the issue myself when the game lagged, stuttered and performed terrib...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 11.16.2011

Big Head Mode in Batman: Arkham City is pretty ridiculous

I tend to think of sports games when it comes to Big Head Mode, but Rocksteady Studios was willing to apply the equally creepy and funny style to Batman: Arkham City. Good on you! All that's required to enable the mode is ho...

Jordan Devore

8:40 AM on 11.15.2011

WB asks users for help with Arkham City 360 save bug

Warner Brothers has acknowledged the corrupted save issue in Batman: Arkham City but it needs help before it can work on a solution. The company has set up a survey, asking fans for information that will help get the problem ...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 11.14.2011

Batman: Arkham City suffering from corrupted saves on 360

The Xbox 360 version of Batman: Arkham City is said to be costing gamers hours upon hours of progress with a save file glitch that's corrupting data. Complaints have filled a 21-page forum thread, indicating that the issue ma...

Jim Sterling