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Rumor: Open World Harry Potter Action RPG Leaked

Update: Following this leak, sources seemingly close to the project have revealed to press outlets that the name of the game is likely to be set as “Harry Potter: Magic Awakening” with runner ups including “Harry Potter: Magic Forever”, but this could be subject to change in the coming weeks / months.

Harry Potter doesn’t go looking for trouble, it usually finds him. A user on Reddit (credit) has came forward with a fact sheet, screenshots, and even gameplay footage of what appears to be a brand new open world Harry Potter action role playing game. The video has been since taken down with a copyright strike issued by Warner Bros. Entertainment Interactive, but half a million views had already been obtained before that so there’s probably a copy roaming around somewhere. The person doing the leak claims that there was no agreement signed for secrecy and that they were a part of focus group testing for the game.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition PS4 Revealed

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If you are a fan of Batman and were looking for the right time to pick up a PS4, then you are in luck. Sony has announced a Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundle via the PS Blog.

For $449.99, the bundle will include the limited edition Steel Grey PS4 system chassis featuring a custom Arkham Knight faceplate, a matching Steel Grey Dualshock 4 controller and a copy of the game (Obviously).

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If Steel Grey isn’t your color, then there will also be a Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle for $50 less. This bundle will include the console and controller in standard Jet Black and a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight. 

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Both bundles will be available to preorder starting today and will be available when the game launches on June 23rd. All PS4 owners of the game will receive bonus content before anyone else, including extra custom skins for the Dark Knight and his badass ride.

Batman: Aarkham Knight will also release on PC and Xbox One.

Source: PS Blog

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[Update] Batman Arkham Knight Delayed Again, New Trailer Released

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Updated: Rocksteady has delivered an official statement via press release on the game’s delay, saying that they are a studio that doesn’t like to compromise.

“We’re a developer that hates to make any compromises, so we are sorry to say this means it’s going to be just a little bit longer until you can play the epic conclusion to the Arkham trilogy.”

The final game in developer Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy has been delayed once more. A tweet was sent out from the game’s official twitter account, announcing its new release date. Thankfully this new delay is only a few weeks. Batman: Arkham Knight will now release on June 23, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

To help tide us over until the game’s release, Warner Bros. has debuted a brand new 7 minute gameplay video titled, ‘Officer Down’.

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight Gets Official Release Date

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After being delayed from its fall 2014 release until 2015 and leaving many fans with a Gotham shaped hole in their hearts, many have been wondering just how long they would have to wait before donning the cape and cowl once again.

Well wonder no more as an official release date has been revealed via the game’s official twitter account. Batman: Arkham Knight will launch on PS4, PC and Xbox One on June 02, 2015.

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So much for the January, 2015 rumor. Can’t wait either way.

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The Red Hood Will Be Delivering his Ruthless Style of Justice in Batman: Arkham Knight Via Pre-Order Bonus

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It seems Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight is getting yet another pre-order bonus and this time it is a Gamestop exclusive. Those who reserve a copy of the game at the retailer for the platform of their choice will receive the exclusive ‘Red Hood Story Pack’ allowing them to play as the “Ruthless Vigilante”.

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Red Hood looks pretty badass and is actually sporting a red hood, unlike his comic book counterpart who wore a red helmet. I’m personally looking forward to play through his story. Guess I know which retailer I’m pre-ordering the game from…well played Gamestop, well played.

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Holy Delay Batman! ‘Arkham Knight’ Pushed Back until 2015, New Batmobile Footage Revealed

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Well the list of 2014 video game releases just got a little less crowded as Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed until 2015. It joins the seemingly ever growing list of games pushed back until next year, including The Order: 1886 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

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I know I know, it’ll be alright.

The reason for the delay? Well, pretty much the same reason for the other string of recent delays; more polish and delivering what they envisioned. Rocksteady Studios marketing manager Guy Perkins spoke with Gamespot on the matter.

“We just want to make this the best experience that we can, and that takes time,” Perkins explained. “We feel that we have an absolutely awesome game in the works, and we want to make it as great as it possibly can be. We just need more time to do that. If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100 percent.”

As is the norm when announcing delays, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer to help soften the blow to our hearts (Our Wallets are breathing a sigh of relief though). The ‘Batmobile Battle Mode’ reveal trailer offers a brief glimpse of the Dark Knight’s bada** ride when it enters you guessed it, Battle Mode. The Batmobile transforms into a sick looking tank and is outfitted with multiple devastating weapons including:

  • 60mm Cannon that use kinect energy as ammunition
  • Vulcan Gun – An anti-tank weapon that uses armor piercing rounds is also great for surface to air combat
  • Missile Barrage – Laser/GPS guided and can target up to 6 hostiles simultaneously
  • Riot Suppressor –  Uses non-lethal rounds for suppressing…um…riots

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Speaking of the Batmobile, Guy Perkins also discussed the reason why fans will now finally get to drive it in Arkham Knight and why the newest Batman title won’t be coming to PS3 , Xbox 360 and Wii U. “The Batmobile is one thing we just couldn’t do on previous gen. It’s not just a case of having a car, it’s a case of building a city where the car feels at home,” Perkins said. “So if we were to try and bring the Batmobile into Arkham City, for example, the streets aren’t conducive to that driving experience. You have to create a much bigger environment to house the vehicle.”

“Gotham City is five times larger than the game world of Arkham City. And by virtue of having a bigger city, you need more memory and more horsepower to just make that happen,” Guy elaborated.

“Not only that, but the detailed character models for Batman: Arkham Knight would be too much for last-generation hardware, Perkins said. “The details on the models we have is insanely huge at this moment–the detail on Batman alone is phenomenal,” he said. “Having these current-gen platforms [Xbox One and PS4] allows us to really flex our muscles in terms of art and animation, and we’re building everything to make it look as good as it possibly can. The beauty is our engine team can now say yes to our artists; before they were always struggling with what they have available. But now it’s more a case of, ‘What can’t we do?’ and, ‘Where can we push it even harder?'”

Batman: Arkham Knight is sounding very promising, the developers seem determined to have their last Batman title go out with a bang. The Batmobile is a beast of vehicle and Rocksteady promises that we will see unleashed at next weeks E3. I.cannot.wait! Check it out below and stay tuned to RGN for all things Batman.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Genre: Action-adventure

Platform(s): PS4, PC and Xbox One

Developer: Rocksteady 

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Price: $59.99

Release date: TBD 2015

 

Via: Gamespot

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Batman: Arkham Knight Screens Emerge From The Shadows

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New screenshots have been revealed for Rocksteady’s upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. Check them out below to see the Caped Crusader in action as well as a look at some of his allies and enemies including Barbara Gordon (Batgirl, Oracle) and The Penguin.

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In case you missed it before here’s the announcement trailer.

 

Batman: Arkham Knight will bring an end to Rocksteady’s trilogy on October 24th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Holy Awesome News Batman! No Tacked On Multiplayer In Arkham Knight, Plus Other Cool Details

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Concerned about the thought of multiplayer being shoehorned into the next Batman game? Not to worry, as developer Rocksteady has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight will not feature a multiplayer component.

Last year saw the release of Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel developed by Warner Bros. Montreal. It featured a multiplayer mode (A first for the series), that was developed separately by Splash Damage (Brink). It wasn’t well received, as many felt it was tacked on and a waste of resources. Plus it wasn’t that polished or fun to play.

It’s safe to say that many feared the publisher would repeat this in the next Batman title, as shoveling multiplayer in traditional single-player games in order to increase sales, is the newest corporate trend in the gaming industry. Sefton Hill, game director for Arkham Knight has put those issues to rest however, while speaking with Game Informer.

“[Arkham Knight] is a single player game. There is no multiplayer. Right at the start this was our vision.  It’s going to take all of our effort for all of this time. We don’t have the time to do multiplayer. We want to focus on making the best single player experience we can. We don’t feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start”

Hill also added that they plan “to focus on making the best single-player experience we can. We don’t feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start.”

That is always great news honestly, to hear that a publisher has faith in their developer’s vision.

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Other noteworthy info, include the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman and the new area players will explore in Gotham will be five times larger than Arkham City. The power of the new gen consoles will allow for even more baddies on screen. “At any given time, there are between three to five times the number of thugs active in Gotham City than there were in Arkham City.” according to lead AI and combat programmer, Tim Hanagan.

The batmobile will take center stage this time around and will be drivable for the first time in the series, something fans have been begging for since Asylum. You will be able to summon it whenever you want, it can smash through almost anything, features missiles for incapacitating enemies and the ability to eject Batman (Something I’m going to do a lot personally) at any time.

Batman will face off against a new foe in addition to the likes of Two Face, Harley Quinn and The Penguin. According to GameInformer he is a militarized version of Batman, who has the Arkham “A” on his chest. This new threat is who the subtitle of the game is referring to. Hill says this “Arkham Knight” will “really challenge Batman to go head to head with him in lots of different ways.”

If you want to know more, you can check out the latest issue of Game Informer. Or just stuned to RGN as we will continue to bring you coverage and all this Batman.

Check out the pretty awesome announcement trailer below and go pre-order the game. As bonus you get 4 challenge maps and the ability to play as Harley Quinn.

Batman: Arkham Knight will release on October 14, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Update: Batman: Arkham Knight Confirmed For Xbox ONE | PC | PlayStation 4 W/ Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Update: Warner Bros. has released an announcement trailer confirming its existence. Check it out below.

Original Story as follows:

Sources are claiming that this is the next console Batman title gamers can look forward to. Details emerged through this alleged retail listing coming out of InfiniteEarths and Kotaku. The game is said to be set for PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC release (which would make since) and lists a pre-order price for European regions.

There’s a good chance this is either a mock-up from a leaker who wants us to know something  about the next Batman game, or that it’s just a fan mock-up showing one team of fan’s biggest desires for the next Batman game. This video game series has grown an epic following and become a cult classic among many during the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era. Will we see an Arkham Knight title with rooftops, driving the Batmobile, Scarecrow, Bane, a new adventure, a finale. It all remains to be seen for now.

[Source: Kotaku via InfiniteEarths]

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Gamestop Reveals Batman: Arkham Knight Release Date With Harley Quinn Pre-Order Bonus

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After being announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC a few hours ago by Warner Bros. Retailer Gamestop has revealed the release date for the final game in developer Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy. Batman: Arkham Knight will launch on October 14th of this year. It is safe to say that this is the legitimate date, as the 14th falls on a Tuesday, which a normal release day for video games. As a bonus those who pre-order the game will receive 4 challenge maps and the ability to play as Harley Quinn; accomplice and (Spoilers if you haven’t played Arkham City) ex-girlfriend of the Joker.

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In cased you missed it earlier, the announcement trailer titled “Father to son” is below.

Stay tuned in the coming months as we’ll keep you update and any and all information of this game as it is released.

Batman: Arkham Knight releases on October 14th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Next Batman Game may Feature Hush as Main Villain

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A rumor has been going around lately that a new Batman game is in the works from developers Rocksteady. Now signs point to who might be the main antagonist. The official Batman: Hush Facebook page has posted a screenshot tonight of Hush. The caption reads “Remember a little appearance by somebody in Arkham City? Well things may be abut to get more interesting next month…” (Yes that is a typo on their part)

Hush is a serial killer who made a cameo in Batman: Arkham City in one of the game’s great side missions. Seeing as this Facebook page is owned by the publishers of the Arkham games, Warner Bros, it seems that the rumors may in fact be true. Stay tuned to RGN for more info, as this situation develops.

In the mean time, if you haven’t already check out the “Cold, Cold Heart” DLC teaser for Batman: Arkham Origins. If you haven’t played the latest game staring The Dark Knight, give our review read.

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Batman: Arkham Announcement Dropping This New Year’s Eve

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Warner Bros. has teased that an announcement regarding their Batman: Arkham Franchise will drop on New Year’s Eve. Below is a picture from a post on Facebook, along with the accompanying message : “Visit this page on December 31st for a special announcement…more details to come next week,”

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What this announcement is about exactly is anyone’s guess. It could be the rumored sequel to Arkham City from developers Rocksteady or the story DLC for Arkham Origins that is set to be released sometime in 2014. Stay tuned for more info.

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How Warner Bros Will Fill Rocksteady’s Shoes for Batman: Arkham Origins

Earlier this week, it has been announced that the next installment of Warner Bros.’ Batman Arkham series will be released this fall . Reports suggested what has now been confirmed to be a prequel to the previous installments. Furthermore, this title is being developed by WB games company WB Montreal instead of the original Developers, Rocksteady. This probably means that Rocksteady is working on either a sequel to Arkham City or an entirely new IP. Personally I don’t know much about WB Montreal but seeing as they have access to all of Rocksteady’s Arkham assets, and possible assistance from Rocksteady, it should be smooth sailing.

Seeing as this is a Prequel, this will recount Batman’s earliest encounters with his famous Rogue Gallery, some of which we can only hope villains that didn’t make the cut in the previous games will appear, like Blackmask, Deathstroke (who will be on the cover of Game Informer next month) and even maybe returning favorites like Killer Croc, Scarecrow, Ras al’ Ghul and even the Joker.

But as skilled and resourceful batman is, he can’t always fight alone. This can present an opportunity to WB Montreal to add allies, aside from nightwing and Robin, possibly other legends such as Green Lantern or even Superman (my favorite would be Huntress). An ability for summoning heroes to assist you in battle makes sense, but a Co-op feature would really makes things fun. However this can present issues if added to the single-player mode so a separate mode would work better. No mention of multiplayer was said so this remains to be seen

Another anticipated feature is Location. Two that comes to mind is Blüdhaven and of course, Gotham City, which seems more likely. Having batman in a much more populated area presents more challenges but more gameplay opportunities to make the most of his vast array of gadgets and, even more exciting, a chance to operate his collection of vehicles.

Some people might be a little worried that a new Dev is working on such an acclaimed series but remember two things: Warner Bros. & Rocksteady wouldn’t just hand over batman to them if they weren’t confident in their abilities. And second, Rocksteady was a rookie when they first released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, their only other title at the time they made being Urban Chaos for the Xbox & PS2, which received mixed reviews. The fall line up looks even better with The Dark Knight added to the list. Montreal has some big shoes to fill, but I personally am confident they’ll create an experience worthy of the acclaimed Arkham series.

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