Batman: Arkham City

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Nov 15, 2011 / ESRB: T

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Batman: Arkham City & PixelJunk Monsters headline PlayStation Plus in April

Batman: Arkham City & PixelJunk Monsters headline PlayStation Plus in April

The April line-up for PlayStation Plus has been detailed, and it includes (as usual) one new PS4 game, and a variety of awesome PS3 & Vita games. Noteworthy additions include Batman: Arkham City, Castle of Illusion, and PixelJunk Monsters HD.

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A history of Batman in video games

A history of Batman in video games

Batman: Arkham Knight is Rocksteady's third and final foray into the Arkham universe. While the Arkhamverse has been going strong for four years, the Caped Crusader has a long history in games. Today, we look back at some of the noteworthy moments of the Dark Knight in video games.

Read more: Through the ages »

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Humble WB Bundle offering Batman and F.E.A.R. games for African hunger charity

Humble WB Bundle offering Batman and F.E.A.R. games for African hunger charity

The Humble Bundle is offering another spate of PC games, this time a collection of WB Games properties for charity. Appropriately enough, a portion of proceeds will go towards DC Comics' We Can Be Heroes charity, which combats the hunger crisis in the horn of Africa by selling branded superhero merch.

Read more: Includes two F.E.A.R. games, Batman »

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Rocksteady's next game aiming for 2014

Rocksteady's next game aiming for 2014

The latest Batman: Arkham game was not developed by series creator Rocksteady. But, of course the studio is working on something. And whatever it is, it's coming in 2014.

Internet supersleuth Superannuation discovered several job postings matching text of Rockstead's career openings for what is "tipped to be one of the most successful games of 2014." If all goes according to plan, it looks like Rocksteady's next will be ready next year.

Read more: Pre-order bonuses, of course »

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Batman: Arkham City Escape is a board game

Batman: Arkham City Escape is a board game

The Batman: Arkham franchise has spawned two excellent console games and a surprisingly decent mobile spin-off. Can its magic translate into yet another medium: the board game?

Arkham City Escape is a two player board game that "pits Batman against all of his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham." One player plays as Batman while the other player controls all the villains. "There are 40 of Batman's enemies available to play, each with exclusive special abilities, all trying to escape the clutches of the Dark Knight by taking hostages and fleeing Arkham," Cryptozoic Entertainment explains.

Read more: Coming this summer »

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Batman Arkham game coming this year, Time Warner says

Batman Arkham game coming this year, Time Warner says

Batman: Arkham City followed about two years after Arkham Asylum, which means we're about due for another game revolving around Gotham's favorite insanity hotspot. Warner has confirmed that another title in the franchise is due this year, though it hasn't given much else in the way of official info.

Read more: Warner games 'include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise' »

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Batman: Arkham Universe domain registered by Warner Bros

Batman: Arkham Universe domain registered by Warner Bros

Given the mad success of the Batman: Arkham games, it's unsurprising that Warner Bros is keen to work on another entry in the money-making franchise. The media conglomerate recently registered a number of key domains, suggesting that an Arkham something is in the works.

Read more: Arkham Legends, Arkham Origins registered as well »

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2, Future Soldier top the charts

June NPD: Lego Batman 2, Future Soldier top the charts

Even after all these iterations, licensed Lego games are still a hot item. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes topped the NPD charts for the month of June, beating out Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. It probably helps that the little brick Caped Crusader appeared on roughly twice as many platforms as most other games in the month. Diablo III had an impressive third place showing, despite being on only one platform.

Read more: The full top-ten for June »

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Report: Follow-up to Batman: Arkham City to be a prequel

Report: Follow-up to Batman: Arkham City to be a prequel

Given the blockbuster success of its earlier efforts, it shouldn't be too surprising that Rocksteady is probably working on a follow-up to Batman: Arkham City. But despite its cliffhanger ending, the next game may take a break from those plot threads and go all the way back the Silver Age of comics.

Read more: Batman's first meeting with Joker »

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Field Report: Batman Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Field Report: Batman Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Note: This review includes spoilers from Batman: Arkham City.

Harley Quinn's Revenge is everything Batman fans have been waiting for from Arkham City DLC. This isn't a collection of costumes or challenge maps, but a honest-to-goodness expansion of the campaign. With voice acting, to boot. Taking place immediately after the events of the main story of Arkham City, it places you in the shoes of both Batman and Robin--an enticing proposition that should make the $10 asking price "worth it."

Read more: Not as polished as Arkham City »

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Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn DLC available now

Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn DLC available now

Those of you craving more Batman: Arkham City story content should already have marked your calendars for this bat-time and bat-channel. But just in case you forgot, the Harley Quinn DLC is available starting today. The DLC is already up on Xbox Live Marketplace, and it will hit PlayStation 3 and PC later today. It adds a new story mission for $9.99 (800 MSP).

Read more: Play as both Batman and Robin »

"If you don't have the other DLCs the Game of the Year edition might be the better route."
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Arkham City DLC, Jetpack Joyride - Shacknews Daily: May 11, 2012

Arkham City DLC, Jetpack Joyride - Shacknews Daily: May 11, 2012

We take a look at April's NPD figures. It's a down month for the industry, but Prototype 2 takes the top crown. Then, get a peek at what to expect from Harley Quinn's Revenge, the upcoming story DLC for Batman Arkham City. Finally, Jetpack Joyride jumps to Facebook... meaning we'll have to cut this short and take some time out to play.

Check out today's episode of Shacknews Daily.

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Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Harley Quinn DLC announced

Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Harley Quinn DLC announced

Update 8:15 a.m.: Rocksteady's community manager has issued an updated tweet correcting the previous date; the Harley Quinn DLC will launch on May 29 (PSN) and May 30 (XBL) alongside the Game of the Year edition.

Original Story: Warner Bros and Rocksteady Studios confirmed not one but two rumors today, with the announcement of both a Game of the Year edition and another pack of upcoming downloadable content for Batman: Arkham City. The newly announced Harley Quinn DLC is coming soon, and if you were patient enough to wait for Batman this long, waiting some more for the GOTY edition will get you that content (and loads of other goodies) included.

Read more: Harley Quinn DLC and GOTY edition in late May »

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GameFly offering big discounts this weekend

GameFly offering big discounts this weekend

GameFly is running a huge digital sale this weekend, including some of the most popular franchises from the biggest publishers. Missed out on the original Mass Effect or the Call of Duty: Modern Warfares? Now's your chance to try them out at a huge discount.

Read more: As much as 70 percent off »

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Shacknews Daily: Apr 03, 2012 - Batman DLC, Amazon video on PS3

Shacknews Daily: Apr 03, 2012 - Batman DLC, Amazon video on PS3

In a response to a Better Business Bureau complaint, Capcom says of Street Fighter x Tekken DLC being on the disc already that there's 'no distinction' between that and a full download other than delivery mechanism. It's probably time to start calling this content something other than "downloadable" then. Newly found trophies for the PS3 point to more story content coming our way for Batman: Arkham City. It also sounds like Robin may make it out of the challenge maps and out on his own for some of the extra adventuring. And the PlayStation 3 got a nice addition to its entertainment options today with Amazon's instant video service hitting the console complete with access for Amazon Prime members to 17,000+ free to stream shows and movies.

Check out today's episode of Shacknews Daily.

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