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Deathstroke will be playable in Arkham Origins
That teaser preview really meant something after all. An amazon.com preorder ad has revealed that downloadable post-release content will add Deathstroke as a playable character in Batman: Arkham Origins. The advertisement on Amazon indicates that those who pre-order will receive a $10 Amazon.com credit (standard fare with may preorders) as well as “playable Deathstroke DLC.”
Talk about Arkham Origins suggested that the game may include online multiplayer that would see gamers “play as a member of Joker or Bane’s gang while trying to take down Batman and Robin.” These rumors are still unconfirmed, and even if it it is true, it’s unclear whether Deathsroke would factor into multiplayer or be part of the single-player campaign. Deathstoke has seen a recent rise in exposure with his appearances in the Injustice: Gods Among Us games for console and mobile devices, and his portrayal on the hit TV show “Arrow” by Manu Bennett.
Deathstroke was previously confirmed as one of the game’s eight main villains and appears in the first teaser trailer. This continues the trend of having certain villains and anti-heroes being playable as The Joker was playable in Arkham Asylum for PlayStation 3 players and Catwoman was playable in Arkham City.
Batman: Arkham Origins will hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U on October 25th. A full length trailer is forthcoming
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Looks like it could be interesting, but not sure if it will have any staying power. On the other hand, make a decent controller for the iPad or iPhone and I think you’ll have a hit.
Anyways, check out the pre-review via Joystiq @ http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/17/ouya-kickstarter-review/
Batman: Arkham Origins Announced
Warner Bros.Games has announced the next title in the Batman: Arkham franchise will be calledBatman: Arkham Origins, which is currently in development for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The game is currently slated for release on October 25 2013, but there’s no mention of the game appearing on other next-gen consoles such as the new Xbox or PS4. Arkham Origins will not be developed by Rocksteady Studios. It is actually being worked on in-house at Warner Bros. Games Montreal. The new development team will be using many of the assets that Rocksteady has used in the past, including its customised Unreal engine in an attempt to avoid any discrepancies in the aesthetic of the franchise. Eric Holmes, lead designer of games including The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype, is heading up the project.
Arkham Origins will apparently take place long before both of the existing Arkham titles, when a Year One Batman will encounter many familiar villains for the first time. As can be seen in the Game Informer imagery, the assassin Deathstroke will be one such foe, making his franchise debut (outside of the iOS title).
Alongside the Arkham Origins console title, Warner Bros. Games has also announced a handheld title called Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. The game, which will be released on PS Vita and 3DS again on October 25, is set after the events of Arkham Origins and is being developed by Armature Studio, the company that was founded by several of the brains behind the Metroid Prime trilogy.
OnLive Still Alive
OnLive appointed Don Gordon, the founder of Smart TV technology firm Bulldog United, as its new senior VP of engineering. Don will be responsible for the integration of OnLive gaming into tablets, Smart TVs and other devices.
Here’s to hoping he’ll help get they’re shit together!
Dungeons & Dragons Arcade Games Coming To 360 and PS3?
Looks like Capcom may be releasing some D&D goodness, arcade style for the PS3 and 360, according to a listing on the Korean Game Rating Board’s website
For those of you who never played either Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom, or its sequel, Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara in the arcades, you better akse sombawdy.
Tomb Raider Intro Playthrough
An excerpt from King Arthur’s live stream of the new Tomb Raider (Square Enix) intro level.