In all my life, I never thought there would come a time when the Batmobile would be able to face off against Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean in a fevered game of turbo-boosted car soccer. But here I am typing out that very sentence, knowing full well that on March 8, that very thing will be possible when Rocket League adds the new Batmobile from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to its roster.
Now if you're not familiar with Rocket League, at its core it's game in which teams of three cars play indoor soccer. It's fast, frantic, and one of the most joyous video games to release in the last few years. Anyone can pick up an play, which is great, but there's also a tremendous amount of depth and strategy when it comes to high level play. Seriously, go watch a few highlight videos. Now imagine all of that, but with the Batmobile. That sound like something you might be interested in?
Though the landscape for DC Comics video games has been predominantly Batman-centric, particularly as of late, that doesn't mean the publisher isn't working in tandem with Warner Brother's other divisions to bring its comic properties to the interactive market. The Batman: Arkham series has been such a rousing success though, it's no wonder the efforts of WB Interactive have been solely focused on the Dark Knight. That all might change in the coming months and year.
According to new job postings listed by WB Montreal (via GamesRadar), the developer currently has two new DC Comics video games in development, and they might need your help in getting them made. Provided you're a senior animator, program developer or have the necessary skills and resume in the other applicable openings. Still, that the DC gaming universe is expanding is good news. Now we can rampantly speculate about what's to come from the developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC.
Over the weekend, Warner Bros. confirmed that Batman remains a big part of its interactive future. In an interview with the PlayStation Blog, Ames Kirshen, vice president of product development for the Arkham and DC Comics games at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, stated, “Batman is one of the cornerstone IPs for Warner Bros. With the Arkham series, we were finally able to realize the full potential of the character.” It's not a very bold statement, though it is an obvious one.
Since Lego Batman first arrived on the scene in 2008, the Dark Knight has had quite a run of success with his various video game incarnations. Combined with the Batman: Arkham series, the pointy-eared millionaire has easily recorded tens of millions of game sales over the past seven years. Given the recent success with Batman: Arkham Knight (horrible PC launch notwithstanding), it makes a lot of sense for Warner Bros. Interactive to keep the big guy around in some form or another, even if current fan-favorite developer Rocksteady Studios is claiming to be done with Batman.
With Warner Bros Interactive releasing the details of the Batman: Arkham Origins Collected Editions earlier today, fans of the video game franchises are understandably excited. But at $119.99, it's double the price of the regular game. It's not surprising, given the crazy amount of stuff in the set, but it's still a bit steep. So we decided we'd do our share to help, and we're teaming up with Arcade Sushi to give away a free XBox 360 version of the set.
Warner Bros. Entertainment and 5th Cell Media confirmed April's rumors of a Scribblenauts/DC Comics title in a big way in May with the official announcement of Scribblenauts Unmasked and a corresponding trailer and set of screen shots demonstrating protagonist Maxwell's future adventures with the heroes and villains of the DCU powered by his noun-manifesting magical notebook. They didn't stop there, though, sharing evermore preview images across social media, giving players a broader look at Scribblenauts-ified DC characters and locations, plus gameplay functionality unique to game such as the game's Super Hero Creator module and Batcomputer. Are you ready for ScribblenautsMogo?
Starting in April, DC Comics' most celebrated heroes (and a few of their foes) will beat the hell out of each other in Injustice: Gods Among Us, a new fighting game from the Mortal Kombaters at NetherRealm Studios for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U...
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes continues to provide curious fans with fresh looks at its blocky cast of heroes and villains, debuting three new screen shots this week on VideoGamer. Set for release on basically every videogame system on June 19, Lego Batman 2 will pit Batman, Robin, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and potentially more heroes against Lex Luthor and the Joker as they run amok in Gotham City...
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