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The Batman Movie Rumored To Be Based On Arkham Video Games Again

It’s once again being said that the solo Ben Affleck The Batman movie may be somewhat based on the popular Arkham video games.

We were first told about the possiblity a few years ago, and now Batman On Film is claiming The Batman movie could see Bruce Wayne locked up in Arkham Asylum surrounded by his enemies.

The 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum video game saw the Joker trap Batman in Arkham where the Caped Crusader fought his way through various villains including Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow.

There’s already been a rumor that The Batman would feature numerous Batman villains, so the Arkham Asylum connection makes sense, and also at the end of Batman Vs. Superman, we saw Bruce Wayne make mention he still has connections at Arkham and was sending Lex Luthor there.

If they do go the Arkham Asylum route for The Batman, it’s probably safe to assume it won’t be a straight-up adaptation of the video game. Ben Affleck recently said they were going with an original story for The Batman, which would borrow various elements from the comics.

The Batman movie has no announced release date, but we could find out more at this week’s Comic-Con. Affleck recently confirmed an appearance.

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Batman: Arkham Underworld Mobile Game Launch Trailer

Batman: Arkham Underworld Available Now for iPhone and iPad

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced today that Batman™: Arkham Underworld, a free-to-play game developed by Turbine, is now available worldwide for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Drawing on the lore and Super-Villains of the critically-acclaimed Batman: Arkham franchise, Batman: Arkham Underworld puts players in control of Batman’s greatest enemies in intense PVP action as they work their way up the criminal underbelly of Gotham City to build a powerful army of thugs and vie for control of the city.

In Batman: Arkham Underworld, fans get their chance to rule Gotham City by becoming the city’s next criminal mastermind. Players can take command of iconic Super-Villains such as The Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc as they fight their way to the top by building their ultimate hideout, recruiting and training an army of henchmen, and battling through intense story-missions within Gotham City’s neighbourhoods. As if the stakes weren’t already high enough, if one’s empire becomes too big, they might even have to defend their turf by facing off against Batman himself to secure their status as a ruthless crime lord.

Batman: Arkham Underworld is set before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and features all of the characters & locations from the award-winning franchise from Rocksteady Studios.

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Remastered Batman: Return To Arkham Gets Delayed

The remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City were set to be released July 26th, but now it’s learned WB has delayed Batman: Return To Arkham.

WB games posted the following on their forum announcing the news, which sees mention no new release date has been set.

After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience.  We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready.   We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.  

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Return to Arkham and experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content. Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman’s legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious super villains. Batman: Arkham City sends players soaring into Arkham City – a heavily fortified sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City. Batman Arkham Cityintroduces a brand-new story that draws together an all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as new and enhanced gameplay features.

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Batman: Return To Arkham Trailer

Check out the announce trailer below for the Batman: Return To Arkham enhanced version of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City along with all previously released DLC.

The game is now available for pre-order and will be released July 26th.

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Return to Arkham and experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content. Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman’s legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious super villains. Batman: Arkham City sends players soaring into Arkham City – a heavily fortified sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City. Batman Arkham City introduces a brand-new story that draws together an all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as new and enhanced gameplay features.

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Batman: Return To Arkham Box Art Leaks Online

Following all the previous leaks, now the box art for Batman: Return To Arkham has accidently hit the net.

A WB magazine (see below) and an Italian GameStop web site have a listing for the game, box art and info.

Batman: Return To Arkham is a remastering of the first two games, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, which comes with updated graphics and all the DLCs.

It’s listed that Batman: Return To Arkham will go on sale June 10th; however, WB and Rocksteady have yet to make an official announcement.

The latest game, Batman: Arkham Knight, is not a part of Batman: Return To Arkham.

Batman: Return To Arkham will be available for PS4 and XBox One.

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Street Date: Available from 10 June
Batman: Return To Arkham
It INCLUDES THE SECURITIES critically acclaimed BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM AND BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY

UPDATED AND ENHANCED GRAPHICS FOR Playstation4 AND XBOX ONE

THE COMPLETE VERSION INCLUDE ALL DLC And I ADDITIONAL CONTENT PREVIOUSLY ISSUED

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Rocksteady Teases More Batman

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It turns out Rocksteady Studios is not done with Batman just yet, but whether it’s another Batman Arkham game, additional Batman: Arkham Knight content or Batman in a Justice League video game is unknown.

While the co-founder of Rocksteady, Sefton Hill, previously stated Batman: Arkham Knight was the finale of the series, in the Batman: Arkham Knight DLC preview video (below), more Batman content is teased.

The video features Sefton Hill being asked if they are “categorically” finished with Batman, when the video cuts out with Hill seemingly starting to say “Well…” to an image of Scarecrow (pictured above).

Obviously we are to take that to mean they are not done with Batman just yet.

WB Games has also confirmed two DC games are in development, with one said to be Suicide Squad. The other is thought to either be a Superman or a Justice League game.

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Batman: Arkham Knight December DLC Trailer & Info

Batman: Arkham Knight Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion and December DLC – Available Beginning Today

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion for Batman™: Arkham Knight is available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, or PC, and are connected to the Internet. The content is also available to purchase separately.

Play as Batman in the Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion, protecting Gotham City from an invasion of legendary Super-Villains. Fight back against The Dark Knight’s biggest foes in four separate missions, with all new story arcs featuring DC Comics characters The Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Ra’s Al Ghul and Mr. Freeze.

Season of Infamy missions include:

· Wonderland: The Mad Hatter makes things personal as the Super-Villain lures Batman into a demented, hallucinatory battle of wits across Gotham City and within the pages of a twisted story book. · Beneath The Surface: The World’s Greatest Detective and Nightwing venture out to investigate Iron Heights, a flying airship prison that housed Killer Croc, after it crashed in the waters surrounding Gotham City.
· Shadow War: Picking up after the events of Batman: Arkham City, Batman’s devout moral code is pushed to its limits as Ra’s Al Ghul’s health rebounds with the help of the League of Assassins.
· In From The Cold: Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City, where he is immediately entrapped in Arkham Knight’s Militia and Scarecrow’s plan to destroy Batman. Arkham Knight’s Militia has kidnapped Nora and will return her to Mr. Freeze in exchange for Batman’s capture.

Additional downloadable content available today:

· Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #5: Combat and invisible predator maps featuring Batman, the Batmobile, Nightwing, Azrael, and Harley Quinn, allowing focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
· 2008 Movie Batman Skin: Patrol the streets of Gotham City with this Batsuit inspired by the 2008 movie “The Dark Knight”.
· Original Arkham Batmobile: Seize control from Gotham City’s most notorious villains with the original Arkham Asylum Batmobile.
· Rocksteady Themed Batmobile Skin: Customize the legendary Batmobile with this unique Rocksteady themed skin. · Batman: Noel Skin: Face your foes with this reinforced leather suit from the Batman: Noel comic (previously a DC Comics exclusive).
· Free Updates:
· Batsuit v8.05 – Prestige Edition: Players can access this suit after reaching 240% game completion.
· Classic Harley Quinn Skin: Players who own the Harley Quinn Story Pack or Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #5 can select this Harley Skin, which can be used in the Harley Story Pack or in AR Challenges, from the character showcase.
· Arkham Knight Skin: Players who own the Red Hood Story Pack can select this skin from the character showcase for Red Hood, allowing them to look like the Arkham Knight in the Red Hood Story Pack and AR Challenges.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham City and destroy the Batman forever.

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Batman Vs. Superman DLC Pack Now Available For Arkham Knight (Trailer)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the next series of add-ons for Batman: Arkham Knight. The latest update includes the free 2016 Batman v Superman Batmobile Pack, and will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, or PC, and are connected to the Internet. The content can also be purchased separately beginning today on the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and STEAM.

Season Pass holders receive early access to the 2016 Batman v. Superman Batmobile Pack, which includes the Batsuit and Batmobile from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Owners of the game who do not have the Season Pass can download the pack beginning 1st December.

Also available today are two new Arkham Episodes, which give players the ability to control two of Gotham City’s most well-known characters, Catwoman and Robin.   Catwoman’s Revenge takes place after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight and puts players under the cover of darkness as they seek revenge on the Riddler. Flip of a Coin lets players take control of Robin as he looks to take down Two-Face’s lucrative money laundering operation.  Both Arkham Episodes also include two AR challenge maps.

Additional downloadable content available today:

·  Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #4: Get this Crime Fighter Challenge Pack to receive various challenge and invisible predator maps featuring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman and Azrael. This expansive challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
·  Arkham Episodes AR Challenges: a collection of six new AR challenges including Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator, taking place in environments from the Arkham Episodes GCPD Lockdown, Catwoman’s Revenge, and Flip of a Coin.
·  WayneTech Track Pack: Test your skills behind the wheel with these two cutting edge WayneTech themed racetracks.
·  Robin and Batmobile Skins Packs: Get this Robin and Batmobile skins pack to don the Original Tim Drake Robin costume and speed through Gotham City with the Robin Themed Batmobile Skin.
·  Riddler Themed Batmobile Skin: Puzzle your enemies with this Riddler themed Batmobile skin.
·  Free Update: Character Selection in AR Invisible Predator Challenges.

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Batman: Arkham Knight for PC & October DLC Now Available

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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.  

Also available today is the October add-on content, which will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC, and are connected to the Internet.  The content can also be purchased separately on the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and Steam.

The new October content includes: 

Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Pack

Batmobile Track #1: Batcave Set

Batmobile Track #2: Penguin’s Dockyard

1960s TV Series Batmobile

Classic TV Series Catwoman Skin

Classic TV Series Robin Skin

1970s Batman Themed Batmobile Skin

Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #3

AR Challenge: Chemical Reaction

AR Challenge: Stage Fright

AR Challenge: Cauldron Speedway TT

AR Challenge: Guardians

AR Challenge: Precinct

AR Challenge: Vertigo

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is available now for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.

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Watch: Arkham Knight Joins Injustice Mobile Game

DC announces the Injustice mobile game is getting an update which includes the addition of the Arkham Knight.

The battle rages on in the world of the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game. The touchscreen edition of the popular DC Universe fighting game is getting a major update, including an all-new challenge mode. In this exclusive DC All Access clip, Jason talks to Injustice Producer Erin Piepergerdes about what this means for long-time players and why if you haven’t yet played this free-to-play mobile game, it’s the perfect time to download it.

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Originally launched in April 2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a free-to-play game that features a collectible card mechanic and engages players in 3-on-3 tag-team combat.  Players can build up their roster and pit a huge cast of DC Comics’ most popular icons such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more against one another.  Injustice: Gods Among Usplayers can take this game to the next level through a connected digital ecosystem linking the mobile and console versions, providing in-game benefits through cross-platform play.  Fans who play on the mobile version and also own the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system or Xbox 360 games and entertainment system versions are able to unlock content in the console versions that is available in the mobile game, and vice versa, by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account and playing the game.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us mobiel game is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.  The Android version is developed by Virtuous and available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. 

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Batman: Arkham Knight Tumbler Batmobile DLC Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that the newest series of add-ons for Batman: Arkham Knight – 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack and Original Arkham Batman Skin, are available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, and are connected to the Internet.  The 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack can also be purchased a la carte beginning today on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft, while the Original Arkham Batman Skin is free-to-download for owners of the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.

The 2008 Tumbler Pack places you in the cockpit of the iconic Batmobile from the 2008 film The Dark Knight as you navigate two movie-inspired tracks in the Tumbler. Challenge and compete with your friends for the fastest time or wreak havoc on the destructible streets of Gotham City upon full eradication of all drones. Additionally, today’s free-to-download Original Arkham Batman Skin lets you invoke fear into the eyes of your foes wearing the suit that started it all, the original Arkham Asylum Batman Costume.

The 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack and more are included with the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass, which delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.

Additional downloadable content becomes available next Tuesday, September 29th:
·  Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #2: Grab this Crime Fighter Challenge Pack and receive various challenge maps for Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman and the Batmobile. This expansive challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
·  GCPD Lockdown: Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this thrilling story pack.

Stay tuned for even more Batman: Arkham Knight downloadable content coming in October, including:
·  Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Pack: Travel back in time with the Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Pack. This pack includes the 1960s TV Series Batmobile, Classic TV Series Catwoman Skin, Classic TV Series Robin Skin and two racetracks inspired by the Batman Classic TV Series.
·  Catwoman’s Revenge: Set after the events of Arkham Knight, prowl the night as Catwoman as she seeks her revenge on the Riddler with this story pack.
·  Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #3: Get this Crime Fighter Challenge Pack to receive various combat and predator maps featuring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, and Azrael.

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Watch: Top 10 Batman: Arkham Knight Easter Eggs

DC All Access is back with another video, this time with the top ten Easter Eggs for the Batman: Arkham Knight video game.

Batman: Arkham Knight is a game made by fans for fans, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the many hidden “easter eggs” found throughout the city of Gotham. In this exclusive new DC All Access clip, we dive deep into the game, uncovering the ten coolest hidden references…at least, that we’ve found so far!