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Batman Arkham City
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Okay. Breathe. We've got to get through this together. For those of you eagerly anticipating the next entry in Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham series (yes, Rocksteady and apparently not WB Games Montreal), this week brought an interesting rumor. Over at the fan Facebook page for Hush (which itself is pretty weird since it's a new Facebook page for a story that ran in the comics 11 years ago), someone posted a picture of a decidedly video-gamey Hush a.k.a. Dr. Thomas Elliot with the news that things were "about to get more interesting next month."
If that's true (and as Arcade Sushi argues, it very well might just be a rumor), it'll be a mean feat since Hush was never interesting to begin with, but it looks like we might be on the verge of an announcement that after cameos in all three highly successful games, Hush is taking the center stage in the next installment. And, God help me, that might actually be a good idea.
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Over the past few years, DC Collectibles has steadily been scaling up its 6" lines to include more and more massive villains -- especially in its Batman: Arkham video game lines. At Toy Fair 2013, you could practically hold Solomon Grundy like a baby. DCC isn't stopping there, though, and will climb to an even higher height in 2014 with its more than 13" tall Batman: Arkham City Clayface Deluxe Action Figure.
TV: Arrow will be hunting down Shrapnel when season 2 of the CW series resumes on January 15 with "Blast Radius".
Upcoming: Rob Davis' The Motherless Oven is on the way from SelfMadeHero.
TV: A new poster teasing the return of AMC's The Walking Dead series
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.
Fans who're interested in picking up WB Games Montreal's upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins on October 25 may want to clear their schedule if they haven't played the first two games in the trilogy by Rocksteady Studios. According to GameStop, new bundles pairing the content-enriched "Game of the Year" editions of 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum and 2011's Batman: Arkham City are coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 23.
Mattel's kinda catch-all 4" tall DC Multiverse action figure line is set to kick off 2014 with half a dozen heroes and villains from the Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Origins video games. Batman leads the line with two figures of the hero in his standard and armored Wii U Arkham City suits, respectively, joined by AC versions of Mr. Freeze and Azrael. On the Arkham Origins side of the line are figures of Bane and Deadshot, suited up for snowy combat in Gotham.