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If, like me, you have been patiently waiting for Batman: Arkham City’s first story-based DLC, then your reward will is close at hand. While “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” was announced a while back, its most compelling and lengthy trailer was released today.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to pick up the DLC when it releases on May 29 for $9.99 on both Playstation Network and Xbox Live.
A newly discovered set of silver and bronze awards on the PS3Trophies website names an upcoming, and unannounced, DLC package for Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City. Dubbed “Harley Quinn’s Revenge”, it’s speculated that this DLC will be the first story-driven content released for the game in place of the typical challenge map and costume releases. It’s also suggested that Harley Quinn’s Revenge will be played from the perspective of the Caped Crusader’s side-kick Robin. However this is up for debate as the wording for one of the achievements almost makes it sound as if multiple characters (Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin) can be used…
The acclaimed studio Rocksteady Games managed to snag awards for Best Action and Best Performance (Mark Hamill as The Joker) for Arkham City at the 2012 Video Game BAFTAs last Friday. Futhermore, Arkham City director, Sefton Hill, shared his thoughts and the future of the company during an interview with IGN. Surprisingly by the tone of Hill’s comments it seems that their next game will depart from the Batman universe. Here’s what he had to say in regards to what’s next for the company:
Note: I heartily enjoyed the three games I am about to mention within this article. I’m not persecuting these titles; they are simply the best examples to demonstrate my point; Developer and Publisher Greed. In fact, at the time I built a pc for the sole purpose of playing the Elder Scrolls IV. I am also a diehard Assassin’s Creed fanatic, and I awarded Arkham City a respectable score of 4.5 stars in my review here.
This week’s topic on The Perspective will focus on Downloadable Content (DLC) and its poor misuses within the industry. DLC was once perceived as an innovative concept with endless potential. The purpose was to extend a game’s life, but this has evolved into a devilish opportunity to exploit gamers. Here are three games in my most recent memory that have used DLC to raid the consumer’s hard earned dollars:
+ Enjoyable Story, with a shocking and controversial ending
+ Tons of Extras
+ Fun and varied combat system
+ Large open world to explore
+ Exceptional Voice Acting
- Many of the villains lack character development
- Easy boss battles
Arkham City takes place 6 months after the events of the first game. This time instead of being confined to the walls of the Asylum, you are free to explore the open world wasteland prison called Arkham City. This giant metropolis is fenced off from Gotham city. It is a place where all of Batman’s greatest foes can roam freely within its walls. It’s a concept just as insane as the criminals within Arkham’s Asylum.
Upon the arrival of their new game, Batman: Arkham City players have come to spot either missing promised DLC codes, multiple codes for a single item of DLC, or DLC cards that are completely empty.
While Warner Bros. have apparently issued a fix for the Robin DLC stated via the Arkham City Twitter, solutions for the Joker challenge map and Catwoman codes are still up in the air. However, Warner promises:
We are aware that some people did not receive the Catwoman code in their game.You will get to play as the sexy thief,stay tuned for update
via the account.
UPDATE - Apparently this issue only affected about .5 percent of the game sales, so it’s not as huge a deal as outlets were making it out to be.
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Hard to believe that the year is winding down. Tomorrow is the release of Batman: Arkham City. Next week is Battlefield 3 and two weeks later is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I’ve got a massive backlog of games I’d like to get to and Gears of War 3 is calling me to come back. It’s song is so enchanting. I need to gib noobs with my Sawed-Off…
The battle against rentals and used games continues. Warner Bros. confirmed to Eurogamer that an Online Pass is required to play as Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City. Looks like it’ll run you 800 MSP if you don’t buy the game new. Frankly, this is supposed to be the best game ever. Why wouldn’t you buy it new?
Batman: Arkham City’s VIP pass unlocks four story scenes that feature Catwoman as a playable character.
It also unlocks Catwoman as a playable character in challenge mode (called Riddler’s Revenge).
Without the VIP pass code, Catwoman still appears in the game as part of the story, but her playable missions remain locked.
Who the hell listens to or buys music from AOL Music? At any rate, Batman: Arkham City’s soundtrack is available to listen to online over at AOL Music. I don’t specifically see anything on the site that says for how long, but I’ve read elsewhere it is free until Monday, Oct. 11th.
Make with the clicks already.
Arkhamcity.co.uk – the #1 Batman: Arkham City Discussion & Fan Site has a preview of the Official PlayStation Magazine Australia’s review of Batman: Arkham City set to swoop down on us on Oct. 18th. How does 10/10 and best game ever sound?
“Batman: Arkham City is not only the best superhero game ever made, it’s one of the best games ever made full-stop. It takes the already superlative original and gloriously expands on it. It’s a deeper game, more complex, more inventive, more mature. It brings the caped crusader’s world to life better than any comic, movie or television show before it.”
“VERDICT: We can’t imagine how a superhero game could be better than this. Absolutely sublime.”