Even though it seems like we're well past the age of mandatory movie video game tie-ins on current-gen consoles, Activision and Beenox are still all about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The last semi-sandbox action game served as a sort of followup to the film, with all kinds of extra animal-based mutants and robots to fight in New York City and was generally well-received by critics, so it makes sense that they're continuing to explore the game's "alternative take" on the sequel in a bigger environment and with a mightier Webslinger.
Batman: Arkham Origins is set for a release later this month, leaving us all wondering just what we're going to be doing when we can't sit around on the couch playing it on our favorite console. Sure, there's a handheld game, but what about situations like work, funerals or Frenching where using a Nintendo 3DS or PSP is frowned upon?
Fortunately, Netherrealm studios has risen to the challenge with the Arkham Origins mobile game for iOS devices, where you can pretend to be texting while tapping to make Batman punch the ever-living heck out of Deadshot, Copperhead and other assassins. Check out the release trailer and more info below!
I don't know if you've ever been told by a police officer that you weren't allowed to buy a Pokémon game, but it tends to ruin one's evening.
That was the exact situation that ComicsAlliance Senior Editor Caleb Goellner, the creators behind Trip Fantastic and I faced when we went to Nintendo World in Manhattan for the midnight release of Pokémon X and Y and found ourselves at the end of a line that wrapped all the way around Rockefeller Center. We had gotten there too late, but the adventure... was only beginning.
Mattel's new take on 4" action figures will extend into Batman's "Arkham" video game series world in the coming months, with new toys based on Batman: Arkham Origins, plus Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and the Wii U-exclusive Arkham City Armored Edition. Like the new movie toys, these figures fall under the catch-all "DC Comics Multiverse" umbrella, which is a sound way to put Batman, Bane and Deadshot from Arkham Origins, Mr. Freeze from Arkham Asylum, and Azrael and Armored Batman from Arkham City together in one series. They're all fairly spartan accessory-wise, and seem like they'll come packed with the bare necessities (Mr. Freeze has his gun, Azrael's got some bladed weapons, Armored Batman has his electro-fists), but that could change closer to when they ship. Click through to see all of the upcoming Arkham figures.
If you're scrapping your other video game systems for a PlayStation 4 in mid-November, you can rest assured that superheroes punching each other to kingdom come will still be available to you.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is coming to the PS4, along with pretty much every other system, as an "Ultimate Edition," which means it'll include all the downloadable content from the original version of the game, in November.
Despite its age, the long-running City of Heroes MMORPG had a devoted fan following when it was shuttered last year. These days there are lots of super hero gaming alternatives including the free-to-play Champions Online, DC Universe Online and Marvel Heroes, but a new Kickstarter by Missing Worlds Media aims to create a proper "spiritual successor" to the closed City of Heroes, featuring Unreal Engine-powered gameplay and similar features, "respectful of the play style, lessons, and fun of the old game."
Suiting his speedy nature, Sonic the Hedgehog is never far from a new video game, having starred in more than 70 since his debut in Sega Genesis in 1991. But animation? Despite a starring in a flurry of shows in the 1990s including two simultaneous (but tonally different) cartoons circa 1994, an original animated video from Japan in 1996, the rock and roll themed Sonic Underground in 1999 and finally Sonic X in 2003-2004, it's been almost a decade since Sonic and friends squared off with Dr. Eggman in a proper animated series. That's set to change in the fall of 2014, with a new CG animated series with the working title Sonic Boom set to debut on Cartoon Network.
After a blockbuster video game that thoroughly explored Arkham Asylum and a follow-up set in a section of Gotham City that featured every significant landmark from Crime Alley to Ace Chemicals, you might be wondering where they could go next. This week, we found out, when Batman: Arkham Origins producer Guillaume Voghel revealed that they wouldn't just be taking Batman back to the past, they'd be packing him up and sending him off to Ninja School.
Well, the term they used was "a monastery in Asia" and not "ninja school," but if you'd rather think of shadowy intrigue and instruction on poisonous darts than an owl bringing young Bruce Wayne his acceptance letter to Kirigi's School of Ninjacraft and Ninjary, that's your problem.
Batman: Arkham Origins fans are going to want to prepare to mythically use a full 90% of their brains. WB Games Montreal has announced a new Deathstroke challenge pack, which puts players in control of DC's top terminator Slade Wilson in exclusive challenge maps, including the newly revealed "100-to-1" gameplay mode (kind of like an endless mode... with an end). Deathstroke will also come sharp dressed with three optional skins, including his Injustice: Gods Among Us suit, plus his classic and New 52 DC Comics costumes.