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E3 2015: Lego Marvel's Avengers Preview
Since launching in 2005, the Lego [Insert Video Game License Here] series has stayed true to its roots, while offering incremental improvements with every iteration. The earliest games relied heavily on sight gags, while later additions were able to incorporate full voice over tracks to great effect. While we've seen Lego Marvel Super Heroes in action before, Lego Marvel's Avengers is the first superhero license to be based on a film. We've gotten a handful of Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings games, as well as other comic-based titles, but even the previous Marvel Lego game was an original tale. With this retelling of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lego will let us relive the movies as they happened, including voice tracks taken straight from the cinematic cuts of the two blockbusters. That means, yes, Scarlett Johansson will voice Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson will be Nick Fury, but you shouldn't count on hearing them say anything you haven't already heard from the dozens of times you've watched the films themselves. That doesn't mean there won't be some new tricks up TT Games' sleeve. In fact, in our short time with the demo, there were some nice new touches already in place.
E3 2015: Disney Infinity 3.0 Preview
It's a new year, and that means it's also time for a new iteration of the Disney Infinity series. Over the past two years, Disney Interactive has been fine-tuning its NFC figure gaming franchise, improving on the previous version in small but welcome ways. There have been some larger changes to the overall as well, but none more visible than the addition of new characters and figures to the ever-expanding roster of Disney properties. With Disney Infinity 3.0, not only are we going to be getting a load of new toys and Play Sets based on the beloved Star Wars license, we're also getting new Toy Box modes that offer more ways to play with the characters you've already collected.
Batman: Arkham Knight Insider Vid Features Predator Gameplay
The sixth episode of Arkham Insider features Social Marketing Manager Gaz Deaves interviewing members of Rocksteady Studios to learn about the gameplay features of Batman: Arkham Knight before the game's big launch next week. Gaz interviews Bill Green, who designed Two Face's bank robbery stages throughout the game. In the midst of all the chaos being caused by the rest of the Rogues Gallery, Two Faces' men are robbing Gotham's banks. Due to the loud alarms going off, Batman is able to steathily enter these buildings and begin some Predator gameplay sequences where you've got to takedown gun-toting baddies without being caught.
Batman's Mysterious Rival Revealed in Arkham Knight Video
Rocksteady Studios' Brand Marketing Producer Dax Ginn is back to provide another behind the scenes look at Batman: Arkham Knight's development with his team's latest Arkham Insider video. This time, Ginn is interviewing Lead Character Artist Albert Feliu Gomis, and we get all kinds of awesome info about Rocksteady's third and final game in the Arkham series, including details about the Dark Knight's mysterious new villain.
Batman Teams With Nightwing in Arkham Knight Dual Play Video
This behind the scenes video showcases Batman: Arkham Knight's new Dual Play mechanic, depicting tag team action between Batman and Nightwing. Rocksteady Studios' latest Arkham Insider video features Brand Marketing Producer Dax Ginn highlighting some of the new features going into Batman: Arkham Knight. First, Ginn speaks with Tim Hanagan, the game's Lead AI Programmer. Hanagan showcases some new gameplay footage featuring Batman and Nightwing at one of the Penguin's big munitions warehouses. About two dozen baddies are inside, organizing Oswald Cobblepot's contraband. Batman is seen walking across the building's glass roof, while Nightwing has already infiltrated the compound and is stealthily waiting for the Dark Knight's arrival to coordinate their attacks.
Disney Infinity 3.0 to Unite Star Wars and Age of Ultron
The House of Mouse has finally done it: Disney Infinity 3.0 will unite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters under one roof for some massive adventures. Disney has confirmed with Game Informer that Star Wars is coming to Disney Infinity 3.0, adding our favorite faces from a galaxy far, far away to the series. Avalanche Software will be making figures and in-game adventures spanning both the original and prequel trilogies. The studio will also be signing on other developers to work on Disney Infinity 3.0's various toy packs and multi-console releases. For example, the DmC: Devil May Cry team at Ninja Theory will be making the Twilight of the Republic playset, which will star Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka in a story set between Episodes II and III. Able to interact with this set will be the Darth Maul, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi figures (each sold separately).
Batman: Arkham Knight's $40 DLC Plan Features Batgirl, Skins
Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed the details of Batman: Arkham Knight's steep $40 Season Pass, and it's going to star Batgirl. We have learned what kinds of downloadable content will be included in the Season Pass of Batman: Arkham Knight. Many gamers were quite skeptical upon hearing that Arkham Knight was going to have a Season Pass that costs $40, which is a bit higher than most other Season Passes on the market (usually ranging between $15-$30), especially when considering the debacle of Warner Bros. wanting to churn out more paid DLC content for Batman: Arkham Origins instead of fixing the title's many game-breaking issues. Warner Bros. Interactive promises six months of new content and has revealed what they have in store in order to help justify the Season Pass' cost.

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