71w ago - Following up on their previous PS3 CFW fixes, today the E3 Team have released EBOOT patches for Splinter Cell Trilogy HD (BLES01146) and Batman Arkham City (BLUS30538) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users and have confirmed the PS3 v3.60+ keys are coming soon.
113w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Batman: Arkham City Q&A today with Rocksteady alongside a video trailer below.
To quote: It's been mere months since I belatedly finished Batman: Arkham Asylum and learned what all the fuss was about. Now, with Arkham City just days away from its October 18th PS3 release, I jumped at a rare chance to speak with Game Director Sefton Hill from Rocksteady Studios.
I solicited some of your best questions from Twitter and hopped on the phone with Mr. Hill to discuss a wide range of topics related to one of my most-anticipated games for 2011. Before you dive into the Q&A, get into the spirit by watching the new "Rogue's Gallery" video below.
PlayStation.Blog: In Arkham Asylum I was able to level up almost all of my skills by the end of the game. Does Arkham City bring more skill upgrades and more skill diversification, perhaps specialized character builds?
We've certainly expanded the number of upgrades in the game - we had 20 upgrades in Arkham Asylum, and we now have 33 different upgrades in Arkham City.
There are a lot of ways to develop your skills and use them in the game....
121w ago - Today SCEE's James Gallagher has shared an interview with Dax Ginn on Batman: Arkham City for the PS3 entertainment system from Gamescom 2011.
To quote: I remember the day my copy of Arkham Asylum arrived at the office because I hadn't followed the game's development too closely and, when I took it home just to check out what my colleagues had been raving about, I finished it that same weekend.
As a result, I've had a keen eye on Arkham City, so yesterday I swooped over to the Warner Brothers Gamescom area and watched a demo of the new challenge maps, which offer a high-score chasing, combo-stringing alternative to the meat and drink of the story campaign.
Compeered by Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at Rocksteady Studios, two members of the dev team played through identical challenge maps on different TVs - one as Batman and one as Catwoman - in a face-off as a small group of journalists watched the stereoscopic 3D beatdown.
Afterwards, I caught up with Dax to discuss the gamescom build of Arkham City and their approach to character development with this sequel.
What do you have to show us in this build of Arkham City?
144w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared some fresh Batman Arkham City PS3 screenshots and details today for fans.
To quote: My flatmate cites Arkham Asylum as his favorite game, and when I got home and told him that I'd been to see it at Warner Bros. London office, he put his fingers in his ears and turned the stereo up. It confirmed something I'd been thinking on the train home: this is one of those games that we're better off not knowing much about.
There's five of us in the private screening room and Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at Rocksteady, has just played through an early mission from Arkham City, lasting around 30 minutes, which I'm not going to spoil for you. We are free to call out questions afterwards and one journalist asks, "Will we see anything like the Scarecrow missions from Arkham Asylum?"
"Did you like the scarecrow stuff?" he replies to slow nods. "Well we did too. Aren't you glad that you didn't know about the Scarecrow levels before you played Arkham Asylum? If they had been part of the marketing campaign they wouldn't have had that kind of impact, so I'm just going to leave it there."
The biggest difference between Arkham City and its predecessor is the move to a more open setting. In the intervening 18 months, Quincy...
175w ago - Warner Bros confirmed today the title and release window for the next Batman videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, namely Batman: Arkham City which is coming next fall to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
As the title implies, Batman is headed to Gotham City for the sequel, which has now become the new maximum security "home" for all of the city's criminals. Not much else was revealed.
WB says the game will feature a brand-new story, include a new cast of classic characters and villains, and new enhanced gameplay features.
To quote: The (amazing) covers of the new GameInformer confirms Catwoman will be in Arkham City, and by the looks of it, will be playing a major role in the story.
Arkham City was one of several names registered for the game picked up on last month. Two other confirmed villains so far include Mr. Freeze, played by voice actor Maurice LaMarche, and Talia al Ghul - daughter of Ra's al Ghul - played by actress Stana Katic.
Actor Mark Hamill confirmed it us in an interview last May he'll be reprising his role as the voice of Joker for the game for the last time ever. "This will be my last, there's no question about that," he said. "But it's the last hurrah."