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Injustice 2 Review

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Injustice 2 is the sequel to 2013’s top fighting game, Injustice God’s Among Us. Featuring a large cast of people’s favorite DC characters such as Batman, Superman, Swap Thing, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman. Expanding upon some of the first games mechanics, and making iterations to the formula, does Injustice 2 offer a premiere pro fighting experience?

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Injustice 2 expands upon many of the first games features and mechanics, taking some lessons from their last game Mortal Kombat X. Also plenty of new features have been added, such as the brand new gear system. The gear system works as the games skins, while also having their own stats such as strength and speed added. Allowing for you to play more in your own style. Of course the game has a leveling system for these characters, the max being 20. The more levels you go the more access to new gear you can obtain. The gear system in this game is revolutionary for fighting games, no more DLC skins, now what you wear matters and changes how you look. There is also premiere skins in the game such as Power Girl and Mister Freeze, that are different characters that take the place of Supergirl and Captain Cold. These are great additions as instead of making new characters that would be clones, you can make these skins to boot. The gear you get from boxes which you gain from in game currency or can purchase with real world money. It’s bad that micro transactions have made their into this title, but it’s easy to unlock boxes and get skins and gear so I don’t mind it as much. The game also features day 1 DLC with Darkseid which I hate so I did not get a chance to play as him.

Injustice 2 builds upon the traits introduced in the first game. For example, Supergirls trait is her heat vision, which you tap the trait button and she will use it as a projectile attack. You can even use her trait in the form of combos based on how charged her trait is. Black Canary can scream, depending on the charge of it, will depend on how long it’ll stun enemies. A lot of the returning characters play very similar, Green Lantern especially. But Harley Quinn has some big changes, more agile, a new trait that uses her pet Hynias as sort of moving projectile. Batman and Superman are the two characters you should start with, as they are all around fighters that use a wide variety of combos and styles. The combo system is of course very similar and varies between characters, it does feel more fluid and similar to Mortal Kombat X, which is a good thing.

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The story of Injustice 2 picks up several years after Injustice: Gods Among Us. Superman is still in jail and Batman is moving into a sort of watcher, trying to stop threats before they even, control from the shadows. Meanwhile Supergirl is in hiding, being naive of the truth of this world, and Braniac is hatching his scheme to collect Earth. I find the plot a great continuation of the first game, I would say it is on par, not better or worse, on par. Which is great, it tells the next chapter of this story and goes in a very satisfying direction. Braniac makes for a great villain, being this powerful alien, splitting Batman and Superman yet again on how to deal with his threat. Characters like Harley Quinn get a big chance to shine, while some characters like Doctor Fate and Swamp Thing are so underused you wonder why they even bothered using them in the plot at all. I am excited to see what they do with Injustice 3, since this game has multiple endings. I am curious to see what they go with.

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Injustice 2 is a very good looking fighting game. Featuring very detailed models, and fluid colorful environments. The facial animations are not the best and feel a bit off from time to time, mainly in the story mode. It doesn’t bother me too much, and is less noticeable with a character like Batman naturally. The game constantly runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and 1080p on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Using a controller works fine, mainly the PS4 controller, but you are better off with a fighting stick if you have enough cash to purchase yourself one.

Injustice 2 is one of the best fighting games in a long time. Giving me a true DC cinematic experience that’s fresh, fluid and fun. I feel very happy to have had a chance to play this at the start of it’s life, and plan on reviewing every fighter pack as they release. The question is Batman or Superman? I give Injustice 2 a 9 out of 10, every battle defines you.

 

 

 

Rating: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Available On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Release Date: May 16th, 2017

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

Telltale Announces a New Batman Game for 2016

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During last night’s second annual edition of The Game Awards, Telltale Games annouced that they’ve partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to deliver an episodic Batman game in 2016.

“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.”

Specific platforms have yet to be announced but it will release digitally on home consoles, mobile devices and PC/MAC.

“Telltale has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman.”

The studio has yet to reveal an official title for the game and details are scarce at the moment. For now, we’ll have to make do with the teaser below.

 

Source: Telltale

Batman Arkham Knight Review, Be Vengeance , Be The Night, Be The Batman

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Be the Dark Knight in the highly anticipated sequel to Batman Arkham City. Follow Batman through the night as he strikes and fights fear. Face off against several of his greatest enemies featuring Scarecrow, The Riddler, Two Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, and the Arkham Knight. Batman is pushed to the limit to save Gotham, the city he loves, one last time.

Deputy Editor Jermain Jackson shares his thoughts on the awesome Batmobile.

After years of fan request since the release of Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady has finally given us the keys to the Dark Knight’s ride. The wait was definitely worth it, mostly. This version of the Batmobile is more of a tank than a car and it honestly needs to be. Gotham city is now a war zone, overrun with escaped convicts and the Arkham Knight’s militia forces.

Racing through the streets of Gotham in pursuit mode is blast, as the Dark Knight tracks and chases down his enemies. Sideswiping enemy vehicles off the road, or using the non-lethal Immobilizer missiles (it takes out the engines) to stop them in their tracks, gives the player the sense that they are driving a truly powerful machine. Hearing the terrified cries of the city’s criminals as they attempt to flee is hilarious and makes you feel like you are the Batman. It also handles quite well. While it may look like a tank it handles like a smaller vehicle, able to drift around corners with relative ease. Activating its afterburner greatly increases the Batmobile’s speed, allowing it to catch some serious air off of ramps, in order to reach higher platforms. Batman can also eject from his ride at a higher velocity, allowing him to glide further through the air. It is a joy to pull off.

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Built like Tank.

Pressing L1 (On PS4) will summon the Batmobile instantly in most situations, provided there’s road nearby. It is a visual treat to watch as Batman plummets from the sky to the streets and safely land inside the Batmobile. It is a stylish as it is convenient. Rocksteady also wisely integrated this kick ass vehicle into Batman’s combat, with the ability to perform Batmobile assisted takedowns. Using non-lethal rubber rounds of course. Batman doesn’t kill after all.

In order to take on the Arkham Knight’s powerful unmanned vehicles, players will have to go into Battle Mode. Holding down L2 transforms the Batmobile into a highly mobile tank, thanks to its Dodge Thrusters. Armed with a 60mm Heavy Cannon for ripping through drones’ armor and the Vulcan Gun for shooting down air missiles, Battle Mode turns the Batmobile into a formidable war machine and. Destroying enemy drones without taking damage builds up your vehicle’s energy meter, allowing you to unleash different special attacks. Finding yourself too outnumbered? Unleash a barrage of missiles to eradicate the opposition, or use the drone hack ability to take control and have them fight for you. You can also upgrade the Batmobile as you progress throughout the game, increasing its weapon damage, armor durability and more. Spend most of your time upgrading it as I did, you’ll find yourself driving a true force of nature by the end of the game.

Rocksteady went ahead and made the Batmobile vital in solving many of the Riddler’s fun and challenging puzzles. Sometimes you’ll need it to help Batman reach higher ground, other times to destroy the Riddler’s mindless robots. Whatever the situation, the Batmobile is properly equipped to handle.

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Don’t mess with Batman’s ride!

There are moments when it feels as if the developer is forcing the player to rely on the Batmobile a bit too much throughout their time in Gotham. Instead of being able to fight certain enemies in hand to hand combat, you have to engage them in their vehicles. While vehicle combat is normally fun, the Boss battles are not as exciting. They also feel unnecessary and make no sense. You have some super villains who can hang with Batman physically and yet instead of challenging him to hand-to-hand, they resort to attacking him in an even bigger tank. It ultimately results in slightly disappointing showdowns.

Despite the minor annoyances, the Batmobile is a welcomed addition to the game. The melee combat features new changes in the form of new moves and gadgets, but the Batmobile is the biggest (No pun intended) change to the gameplay and delivers more variety. Kudos to Rocksteady for pulling it off, it’s the most Badass ride out there.

Batman Arkham Knight – Video Review:

 

Overall Score: 9.8/10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Developer: RockSteady Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Played on: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

Avoid Purchasing Batman: Arkham Knight’s Red Hood DLC on Ebay Unless You like Getting Ripped Off

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Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham Knight released last week and those who didn’t pre-order from GameStop missed out on the exclusive Red Hood Story DLC. The story pack puts players in the shoes of the Red Hood as he hunts down Black Mask, one of Gotham’s most notorious villains.

It should come as no surprise that some would take to putting the DLC up on Ebay for sale. Anyone considering purchasing a code however, would be wise to do the exact opposite as the prices are too damn high! Even if you are a die hard fan of the Dark Knight, paying $43 is a huge rip off. The story is extremely short much like the Harley Quinn DLC, which many claim can be beaten in less than 20 minutes.

There are cheaper offers within the $20 and $30 range but that is still too much, especially when you consider the $40 season pass. Rocksteady recently clarified that all pre-order DLC will become available for season pass owners at a later date. So if you already bought the pass, you are guaranteed to receive the DLC. Buying the Red Hood Story Pack on top of the season pass means you are paying for it twice.

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That’s more than the damn Season Pass.

Simply put, be patient and do not buy any Red Hood DLC from Ebay.

Trophies for Batman: Arkham Knight and its DLC Revealed

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Rocksteady studio’s final Batman title is out in less than a week and its trophies are now available for the world to see thanks to sites such as Exophase and PS3trophies. The list consists of a whopping 76 trophies, though 65 of them are for the main game. The rest of the trophies are for the game’s DLC, this includes the bonus missions you get for pre-ordering the game, as well as Batgirl’s “A Matter of Family” story add-on.

While it is great to see trophies for the pre-order DLC missions, it is odd to them for Batgirl’s DLC. Her story will be available post launch and included in the game’s season pass, which was recently announced. This can only mean that we will see the release of “A Matter of Family” very, very soon.

Main Game Trophies:

I AM the Batman!
Reclaim your city.

Knightfall
Initiate Knightfall Protocol.

The Long Halloween
Wayne vs Crane in New Story +.

A Battle Within
Fight for your sanity.

A Heart Broken in Two
Secure the secret base.

A Leap of Faith
Complete 8 different jumps over 100 meters.

Absolution
Achieve 69 Stars in AR Challenges.

Angel in the Dark
Complete the trials and prove you are a worthy successor.

As the Crow Flies
Escape from ACE Chemicals.

Be Not Afraid
Win the war for Gotham.

Blunt Trauma
Perform every type of predator takedown.

Brotherhood of the Fist
Return of the Dynamic Duo.

Brutality 101
Perform 15 different combat moves in one FreeFlow.

Choice of Weapons
Use all five Batmobile weapons successfully in one tank battle.

City of Fear
Defend the assault on your ally’s fortress.

Cold World
Destroy the first weapons cache in Gotham City.

Creature of the Night
Freedom of the city.

Cycle of Violence
Use 100 Quick Gadgets while in free flow combat.

Dark Allegiances
Apprehend Scarecrow’s senior commander.

Dark Wings Fly Away in Fear
What is the Cloudburst?

Days of Fire
Extinguish the fires in Gotham City.

Death and Glory
Take out 20 thugs with fear takedowns.

Death by Design
Obtain a key by completing the seventh Riddler trial.

Death of Innocents
Rescue station 17 fire crew.

Dirty Tricks
Achieve 3 minutes of drifting time in the Batmobile.

Double Jeopardy
Face off with an old friend.

Fear of Faith
Rescue the ACE Chemical workers.

Fear of Success
Survive Scarecrow’s ambush.

Fortunate Son
Achieve 46 Stars in AR Challenges.

Gates of Gotham
Destroy all of the militia watchtowers.

Gotham After Midnight
Glide for 400 meters while less than 20 meters from the ground.

Gotham Underground
Defuse all of the militia explosive ordinance in Gotham City.

Jekyll & Hyde
Stop the bank heist on Miagani Island and lock up the master mind in GCPD.

Journey into Knight
Even The Odds.

Judgment Day
Win the rumble down under.

Lethal Pursuits
Obtain a key by completing the ninth Riddler trial.

Living Hell
Interrogate the Militia APC Driver.

Master of Fear
Wayne vs Crane.

Nine Lives
Obtain a key by completing the last Riddler trial.

No Man’s Land
Restore power to the bridges of Gotham City.

Pieces of the Puzzle
Obtain a key by completing the second Riddler trial.

Point of Impact
Perform 5 perfect shots in a row with the Vulcan Gun without taking damage.

Riddle Me That
Lock up the Riddler in GCPD.

Riddler on the Rampage
Obtain a key by completing the fourth Riddler trial.

Run Through the Jungle
Fly under 3 main bridges between the islands in one continuous glide.

Savage Metal
Smash 10 militia transport vehicles off the road without using the immobilizer.

Scar of the Bat
Cure the doctor.

Seduction of the Gun
Achieve 50 critical shots on light tanks.

Sins of Youth
Achieve 23 Stars in AR Challenges.

Strange Deadfellows
Deploy the Cloudburst countermeasures.

Streets of Gotham
Destroy all of the militia checkpoints.

The Burning Question
Obtain a key by completing the fifth Riddler trial.

The Cat and the Bat
Obtain a key by completing the third Riddler trial.

The Cult
Save the sacrificial victim and lock up the executioner in GCPD.

The Frequency of Fear
Scan Gotham City to pinpoint Scarecrow’s location.

The Monster Machine
Track down and apprehend the serial killer.

The Primal Riddle
Obtain a key by completing the sixth Riddler trial.

The Real Deal
Takedown 20 moving cars without using the Batmobile.

The Riddle Factory
Obtain a key by completing the eighth Riddler trial.

The Road Home
Destroy all of the militia APC’s.

The Road to Hell
Successfully complete the first Riddler trial.

Touch of Death
Apprehend the weapons dealer and lock him up in GCPD.

Trail of Fear
Lock up your first Supervillain in GCPD.

Who Rules The Night
Batman vs the Arkham Knight.

With a Vengeance!
Take on the heavy artillery reinforcements.

DLC:

A Matter of Family DLC trophies:

A Courtship of Razors
Rescue your father.

All Snug in Their Beds
Uncover the secret history of the park.

A Fire in the Heavens
Free the hostages at the Ferris Wheel.

A House Made of Spun Glass
Free the hostages at the Merry-go-round.

The Laughing Fish!
Free the hostages at the Ghost Ship.

Ambush
Defeat 4 enemies within the duration of a single scare effect.

Weird War Tales
Defeat 15 enemies using any type of hacking.

A Blade of Memory
Destroy all Teeth, Balloons and Jack-In-The-Boxes.

Harley Quinn Story pack DLC trophies:

Cuckoo for Incarceration
Rescue your friend.

Red Hood Story pack DLC trophies:

Under The Red Hood
Shut down this operation.

Scarecrow Nightmare Missions DLC trophies:

Dark Victory
Escape the Nightmare.

 

Batman: Arkham Knight releases on June 23, for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

Source: PS3trophies.com and Exophase

Official Cover and New Plot Details for Batman: Arkham Knight – The Riddler’s Gambit Revealed

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Alex Irvine’s prequel novel to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight is just weeks away from release. Now we have new details surrounding the book’s plot — which confirms the inclusion of Batman’s sidekick, Robin. The official cover (Shown above) for the novel was also revealed.

“The Joker’s death has left a void in the Gotham City underworld–a void the Riddler seeks to fill in the deadliest way possible. Creating a path of death and destruction, the criminal mastermind places Batman and Robin in an unwinnable scenario, with the clock ticking down the moments to disaster.”

Batman: Arkham Knight – The Ridler’s Gambit will release on June 23, 205 alongside the video game. You can pre-order for $8 or less, it at select retailers, including Barnes&Noble and Amazon.

Batman Goes to War in the Latest Arkham Knight Gameplay Video

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With less than a month to go before the release of Rocksteady Studios’ final entry in the Batman Arkham trilogy, fans are being treated to even more gameplay goodness.

Picking up directly after the events in ‘Officer Down‘, the Caped Crusader infiltrates on of Scarecrow’s Safehouses and dispatches a group of thugs, before taking the fight to the Arkham Knight’s forces on the streets of Gotham in the Batmobile. The almost 8 minutes of footage, was captured directly from a PS4.

 

Batman: Arkham Knight releases on June 23, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

[Update] Batman: Arkham Knight Gets a Comic Bundle with ‘The Serious Edition’

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Update: It seems Amazon has updated the bundle’s price. The Serious Edition is now listed for $89.99, though it is currently on sale for $69.99 with a pre-order price guarantee.

Original Story as follows:

Batman: Arkham Knight – The Serious Edition has been listed on Amazon.com. For $10 extra players will receive the main game, a costume skin for The Dark Knight’s very first comic book appearance and the exclusive limited edition 25th anniversary graphic novel, Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth. 

The original Arkham Asylum graphic novel — from Grant Morrison was released in back October, 1989. It later went on to become inspiration for Rocksteady’s 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum video game.

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So far Amazon is the only retailer to have this comic bundle listed on its site. This may very well be an exclusive offer. Stay tuned for more info.

Batman: Arkham Knight will release on June 23, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight’s Season Pass Detailed

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Last week saw the reveal of the season pass for Rocksteady’s upcoming Batman title, and the reaction wasn’t terribly positive. With very little detail on what the pass would deliver and the $40 price tag, many fans were understandably upset. In response to this, Rocksteady has offered some details on what fans can expect including the option to play as Batgirl in her very own prequel story, new character skins and more.

“While the story of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release. We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight.”

While they aren’t ready to reveal everything on the season pass’ content, they were generous enough to offer enough to help the fans have a better understanding of what they will be developing.

Batgirl: A Matter of Family

An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series

The Season of Infamy

Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features

Gotham City Stories

Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks

Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.

Crimefighter Challenge Maps

Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.

Character Skins

A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.

If this amount of info still isn’t enough, rest assured more details are still to come as they “fully ramp up development on the Season Pass”.

Batman: Arkham Knight was release on June 23rd for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Arkham Knight Forums

Warner Bros. Partners with GOG.com

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GOG.com will now offer hit games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the DRM-free Digital Distributor announced today. Six fan favorite titles have been added to the site’s catalog — including the LEGO Harry Potter series and Bastion, with more to come in the future. Take a look at the full list of games below. Most of them are available for a discount that will last for a week.

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LEGO Batman (-50%)
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (-60%)
LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (-60%)
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon – The Complete Trilogy (-50%)
Bastion (-60%)

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“We are very happy to see another of the gaming’s juggernauts venture into the DRM-free waters with us.” says Oleg Klapovsky, GOG.com’s VP of Business Development and Operations. “Together with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are planning on more exciting releases, so stay tuned.”

Warner Bros. joins GOG.com’s list of 220+ partners, which include Disney, EA, Activision, Ubisoft and more.

[Update] Batman: Arkham Knight to Receive Two Novel Tie-ins This Summer

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Update: Below are the potential covers for the novels. The Riddler’s Gambit will be written by Alex Irvine, Locus Award-winning author of the novel “A Scattering of Jades”, among others.

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Original Story as follows:

It appears as though Rocksteady’s final entry in the Arkham trilogy will receive not one, but two tie novels. Amazon has listed Batman: Arkham Knight – The Riddler’s Gambit for a June 2, 2015 release, alongside the highly anticipated video game. The official novelization will release a little over a month later, on July 7, 2015.

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Both novels will be published by Titan Books, with the official novelization being written by Marv Wolfman. Wolfman is an American comic book writer who is best known for his lengthy runs on Marvel Comics The Tomb of Dracula and is the co-creator of the popular vampire-slayer Blade, along with artist Gene Colan. He is also known for DC Comics’ The New Teen Titans and for working on the Crisis on Infinite Earths event with George Pérez.

No plot details are available at this time, though it is probably safe to assume the ‘Riddler’s Gambit’ will focus on the caped crusader attempting to stop the Riddler’s evil schemes and act as a prequel of sorts. The second novel will most likely follow the main plot of the game. We will reach out to the publisher for comment and will update you if we learn anything new. So stay tuned.

You can pre-order the novels for less than $8 each.

Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization 

Batman: Arkham Knight – The Riddler’s Gambit

Batman: Arkham Knight’s Limited Edition May Have Spoiled a Major Part of the Story

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The Limited Edition of  Batman: Arkham Knight, may have inadvertently spoiled the game’s story. As it was revealed last year, the LE package contains a 50 page custom art book, a steelbook case, comic book and a 12-inch statue of the Caped Crusader.

So what about this is spoiler you ask? Well if you aren’t bothered by spoilers (If you are then turn back!), then pay closer attention to the plaque on statue in the pic below. When it was first revealed the plaque read, “The Gotham Knight”. Now (SPOILERS) the words inscribed now says, “From a grateful city, in memory of the Gotham Knight.” This pretty much implies that The World’s Greatest Detective’s time as Batman comes to an end.

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Whether Rocksteady actually kills off the bat or they go The Dark Knight Returns/Rises route, is anyone’s guess. We will have our answer come summer time, when the game releases on June 2.

Credit to Videogamer for the find.