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Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City

Nintendo Wii U | PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action Players: 1
Developer: Rocksteady Studios Official Site: http://www.batmanarkhamcity....
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interac... Classification: M15+
Release Date:
19th October 2011
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:18am 22/08/12 | 10 Comments
Warner has sent through a reminder that the Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition is now available across Australia for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition includes the award-winning Batman: Arkham City, one of the highest reviewed titles of 2011, along with all previously released downloadable content (DLC) packs and Harley Quinn’s Revenge, the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham City saga that adds more than two hours of completely new gameplay.
We scored the game a whopping 9.7 praising its flawless combat system, sandbox design and strong storyline as stand outs among much more.

So if you haven't picked it up yet, this is definitely the best place to start.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Post by Eorl @ 12:48pm 12/05/12 | 6 Comments
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have today revealed a new trailer and screenshots for the upcoming DLC "Harley Quinn's Revenge Pack".
Payback’s a bitch, especially when dealing with The Joker’s most psychotic sidekick, Harley Quinn. Harley is the new boss of Arkham City and is determined to make Batman pay for what he’s done to The Joker.

Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack is the final chapter of Batman: Arkham City saga that adds more than two hours of fresh single-player gameplay to the critically-acclaimed title from Rocksteady Studios. The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin.
Anyone who already owns Batman: Arkham City will be able to download the new DLC May 30th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Those waiting for the Game of the Year edition will be pleased to know that the Harley Quinn DLC will be available in the pack, as well as previous instalments.

Check out the teaser trailer below (HD here), and also make sure you check out the latest screenshots over at our game page.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Post by Dan @ 09:20am 24/04/12 | 16 Comments
Celebrating the wide acclaim of their 2011 action title, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios have announced a Game of the Year Edition for Batman Arkham City that will come packed with the five previously released downloadable content expansions as well as a newly announced story expansion centered around femme-fatale Harley Quinn -- promising an additional "two hours of fresh gameplay".
Fans who already own an original boxed edition of Batman: Arkham City can experience the new gameplay by downloading the Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, which will be available in all international markets beginning May 30 in the PlayStation®Network and in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360.

The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Gamers must utilise each of the characters' unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley's vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.
Batman Arkham City Game of the Year Edition is due on September 7th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Watch the GOTY Edition trailer embedded below or click here for the HD video page.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:24am 21/02/12 | 12 Comments
Green Man Gaming has a super low price available for last year's smash hit, Batman: Arkham City, for anyone who uses a special code when purchasing.

All you need to do is use "BATAR-ANGBA-RGAIN" when ordering the game from GMG and it'll come to you at £14.67 / US$24.47 / AUD$24.47 which is pretty damn good for what is arguably a top contender for Game of the Year 2012.

Of course, we assume there are still a lot of you yet to pick up the Dark Knight's latest gaming adventure, and for you slackers, all you need to do is check out both our game page for the game as well as our review to see you'd be a joker to miss out on this deal.

Don't forget, we also have direct links hosted to GMG straight from the Batman: Arkham City game page.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:56am 13/12/11 | 20 Comments
While I'd hardly consider "best character in a videogame" a serious award, the Spike TV VGAs still pushes it as part of their end-of-year event, and this year's winner, The Joker, of Batman: Arkham City fame, used his acceptance speech to potentially give us something tasty regarding Rocksteady's next Batman outing.

It's not much, but the Clown Prince of Crime is seen holding a script entitled "Batman: Arkham World" as he accepts the award for "Best Videogame Character" (fitting he should win such a farcical thing, too) before he throws it away saying "Whoops, spoilers!", leaving us questioning where this might actually go.

There's definitely a lot that happens in Arkham City to suggest a big follow-up, and Warner and Rocksteady would have to be stupid not to be working on a sequel, so we'll chalk this one up to being a legitimate tease at the series' future.

So where could "Arkham World" take the franchise next? Speculation and suggestions, are of course, welcome.
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Post by blahnana @ 07:57am 08/12/11 | 9 Comments
Good news for PC gamers who have been struggling with DirectX 11 issues in Batman: Arkham City with a new update that fixes a bunch of them! This update came through Steam last night. While it doesn't fix it for everyone I played through last night with DX11 on and all the jerkiness is gone, and there's a few noticeable effects that I don't remember from previous play.
Batman: Arkham City Updated
Product Update - Valve
Release notes:
We have just released a patch for Batman: Arkham City PC that provides fixes a variety of DX 11 issues, as well as fixes for a few other non-DX 11 related issues. The DX 11 fixes will apply for the majority of players, however, some specific Steam users will experience issues when running under DX 11.
With this latest patch, Steam users with the following Windows Operation Systems should avoid running the game under DX 11 until further notice:
- Windows Vista 32 bit
- Windows 7 32 bit
Users running Windows 7 32 bit or Windows Vista 32 bit should ONLY use DX 9 settings until a future patch that addresses this specific issue is released. We are actively working to address the remaining issue tied to DX 11 for users running 32 bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Major fixes that this patch addresses are listed below.
- Performance / hitching issues have been greatly improved for running in DX 11.
- An issue with players running out of Video Memory or encountering a Rendering Thread Exceptions has been address. This was primarily affecting 32-bit Operating Systems.
- A progression block after defeating Ra’s Al Ghul has been fixed. This was issue occurred primarily on lower end computer setups and described as Batman not readying his Reverse Batarang.
- A crash that occurred when scrolling between the Character Bios and Arkham City Stories has been fixed.
- A crash that occurred when selecting “Press Start” immediately when available at the Title Screen has been fixed. The issue was described as crashing/hard locking around the DLC (Downloadable Content) check.
Thank you all for your patience.
Fire up Steam to get the update and let us know if your experience has improved (or not)!

There's also a new DLC skins pack trailer - check it out below:

Friday, 25 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:15am 25/11/11 | 27 Comments
Batman: Arkham City was finally made available to the PC gaming public earlier this week after a few delays, and while many of you are likely taking on the many foes that inhabit Arkham City, many of you have been experiencing some serious issues as a result of using DX11.

Rocksteady is aware of the situation, and a title update to address the problem is currently in the works, according to Community Manager, Andy Cataldo.

In the meantime, a workaround for this issue is to run the game with DX 9 instead of DX 11. Instructions on how to turn off DX 11 are listed below.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience with your gameplay experience and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
I'm going to gamble most of our regular users already know how to switch from DX11 to 9, but for anyone who doesn't, just hit this link for the Batman forum run-down.

Anyone else having any issues with the game on PC?
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:14am 23/11/11 | 128 Comments
Console gamers already know the thrill of endlessly gliding above the streets of Mayor Quincy Sharp's city-to-prison abomination, Arkham City, and today PC gamers will finally be given that opportunity too.

Batman: Arkham City, one of the year's most decorated releases, makes its PC debut today (available on Steam, Origin and other digital stores, as well as at retail) with a host of PC-specific features such as heady use of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX PhysX, which you can catch in the video embedded below, and for anyone who missed it, we have an in-depth review of game, as played on Xbox 360, which offers a pretty good insight into why you should put Skyrim down, even just for a little bit, and don the cowl of Batman.

It's also worth noting that the second batch of DLC for the game, the Robin Bundle Pack is now also available alongside the Nightwing and Catwoman Bundle Packs, and will set you back 520 MS Points or $11.45 for PSN and PC. Watch the video for it right here.

Click here for our review, or here to watch the below video in glorious HD.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:54am 15/11/11 | 6 Comments
I haven't heard of this happening to any of you cats since the game released, and I'd guess there's a decent split of you playing across both of the currently released platforms, and many waiting for the PC drop, but apparently some people have been having issues with Xbox 360 save files for Batman: Arkham City simply "go missing".

The games US community manager, Andy Cataldo, has asked then that anyone affected by the bug to report it, as they've had no luck reproducing the issue with their QA team.

Below is the information you need to supply the team so they can work on a fix:
  • What version of the XBOX 360 hardware are you are experiencing the “disappearing save files” issue on?
  • What storage method are you using to save your Batman: Arkham City game files to (i.e. XBOX 360 hard drive, XBOX 360 memory unit, USB drive)?
  • What version of the XBOX 360 system software do you have on your machine?
  • Are you running a Beta version of the forthcoming XBOX 360 “Holiday 2011” system update?
  • Have you experienced the “disappearing save files” issue before and/or after installing any Batman: Arkham City DLC content (If yes, please be specific as to the DLC content you have downloaded)?
  • Have you experienced the “disappearing save files” issue before and/or after installing either of Batman: Arkham City's two title updates?
Then all you need to do is contact support@wbgames.com, and hopefully they can get on to a fix. Anyone actually had any technical issues with the game at all?
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:35am 09/11/11 | 12 Comments
Warner Bros. Interactive and Rocksteady have finally offered up an official release date for one of the year's most celebrated games, Batman: Arkham City, on the PC platform.

The Games for Windows version of the game will be available here in Australia on November 23, a day after the US lands it on the 22nd, while Europe will start receiving it from November 24.

Batman: Arkham City is one of the year's highest rated games, scoring a respectable 9.7/10 right here in AusGamers. If you haven't already, you can click here to check out our review.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Post by Dan @ 11:48am 27/10/11 | 16 Comments
Warner have released a new trailer showcasing the recently announced Nightwing content in the widely acclaimed Batman: Arkham City.
Featuring the intense melee skills of Nightwing, a.k.a Dick Grayson, the trailer showcases the character’s punishing arsenal of fighting moves that can be used against Arkham City’s hardened thugs. Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and is playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin.
Take a look at the video embedded below or click here for the HD option..

The Nightwing bundle pack is due on November 2 on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for 560 MS Points and $11.45 respectively and will be followed by the Robin DLC on November 23rd at the same price point.

For more details on Batman: Arkham City, swing by our recent in-depth review (AusGamers 9.8/10).
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Post by Dan @ 12:47pm 20/10/11 | 24 Comments
PC gamers were understandably upset when it was revealed that the hotly anticipated Batman Arkham City was going to take a little longer to bake on their platform of choice, but at least when it finally does arrive it should be looking even better than it's console counterparts.

The desktop release has now been dated for November 15th 2011 in North America (which likely indicates a November 17th launch in here Australia) and today we also have a new trailer from Nvidia showing off the PhysX and DirectX 11 features that Geforce GTX owners will be able to enjoy (sorry ATI/AMD owners).

Watch the PhysX trailer embedded below or click here for the HD option

There's also a single screenshot showing off some tantalising tessellation.

For our thoughts on the Xbox 360 version of Batman: Arkham City (now in-stores along with the PS3 version), stop by Steve's extensive review.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:13pm 18/10/11 | 81 Comments
Well, here's our Batman: Arkham City review. It could have gone up yesterday, or even on Saturday morning when the review embargo lifted, but unlike so many other review outlets out there, AusGamers doesn't play half a game and then review it. Nor do we rush through them.

So, we waited until after completing the main quest-line, and exploring some of the end-game content before calling our final score verdict, which some of you may note is a pretty high score here on AusGamers, and actually only the third time in six years here I've personally scored a game this high (OoT aside, for obvious reasons). It's thoroughly deserving of all the accolades it's been getting though, but for our spin on it, hit the link below.

Click here for our in-depth Batman: Arkham City review.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:28pm 12/10/11 | 3 Comments
Last week we posted a news item outing Nightwing as a playable DLC character in the Challenge Maps for Batman: Arkham City, based on leaked information from a dedicated PS3 Trophies site.

Today Warner Bros. Interactive officially revealed Nightwing as indeed being included in the game as downloadable content, available from November 2nd for the ripe old price of AU$11.45 (PSN) or (for roughly the same cash) 560 MS Points (Xbox 360). As well as being equipped with his own fighting style, suit and gadgets, the original Boy Wonder will also come complete with two new Challenge Maps: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. Hell, they've even thrown in a Batman The Animated Series Nightwing Skin as well - not too shabby.

Click here for a better look at a render of Nightwing from the game.

Batman: Arkham City is due to release in Australia next week, and we're champing at the bit for it, so stay tuned for the obligatory AusGamers review very soon.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:03am 04/10/11 | 14 Comments
A new PS3 Trophies revelation would certainly have us believe so. PS3trophies.com has dug up a Trophies list for the game on PS3 that features unlocks specifically to a "Nightwing Bundle Pack", as part of more pre-order DLC for the game where you need to collect a certain number of medals while playing as Nightwing.

Specifically, each Trophy reads as:

Nightwing Revenge Obtain 78 medals on the original Arkham City and Nightwing Bundle Pack ranked maps (as Nightwing).

Campaign Nightwing Obtain 114 medals on the original Arkham City and Nightwing Bundle Pack campaigns (as Nightwing).

Whether he'll be available across all three platforms at this stage remains to be seen, and if you remember, the first game featured Joker-specific DLC that was exclusive to the PS3, so the same could be true of Nightwing.

The addition of Dick Grayson though, rounds out the playable characters in the game to four with Batman, Catwoman, Robin (Tim Drake) and now Nightwing. Batman: Arkham City has gone gold and is due to release in Australia this October 19.

Click here for a look at our extensive coverage of the game, right here on AusGamers.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Post by Dan @ 01:23pm 26/09/11 | 58 Comments
Warner Bros have sent word that Batman: Arkham City, the upcoming sequel to the acclaimed Batman: Arkham Assylum has completed development and is off toward the distribution process, on track for its October release date.

Also revealed today is a new trailer cut from in-game footage, starring the most notorious of Batman villains, The Joker.
With his elaborate schemes and capacity for violence, the Clown Prince of Crime has demonstrated a knack for creating deadly mayhem in Gotham, and now that threat has come to the dangerous streets of Arkham City.
Watch the new video embedded below or click here for the HD option.

Batman: Arkham City is due on Australian shelves for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 19th 2011 with the PC version following at a yet-to-be-determined date in November. For more details on the game, read up here for all of our extensive coverage on the game.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:02am 07/09/11 | 0 Comments
In a nice twist of events, AusGamers switched up the interview norm at this year's GamesCom, employing friend of the site, fellow Aussie and Rocksteady Marketing Manager, Dax Ginn, to interview -- on our behalf -- his own colleague and Batman: Arkham City Lead Narrative Designer, Paul "Poz" Crocker, about all things Mr Freeze, Riddler and Batman: Arkham City.

Despite the fun being had here, there is a slight element to new information regarding the player's encounter with Freeze, in that you'll likely never be allowed to make the same move twice against him as he can clearly change the environment and learn from your own tactics.

Beyond that, the two reveal that this is "the most brilliant game ever conceived [or] designed" and that "it’s going to be amazing!". We also have a batch of new screens showing off Mr Freeze you can check out by clicking the thumbnails below.

Click here for the interview feature.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:45am 02/08/11 | 11 Comments
You might have seen rumblings around the net regarding a host of different DLC skins for Batman: Arkham City post Comic-Con that includes the likes of Batman Beyond, Batman Vintage 70s and Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

These, as far as we can tell, are being spread as individual retail incentives in North America, and yesterday Warner Bros Australia revealed the first one to be making its way to Australia as part of an EB Games exclusive Steel Book limited collector's edition featuring the Vintage 70s Batman skin, a Joker's Carnival Challenge Map, a Blu-Ray copy of the animated movie, Batman Under The Red Hood and a limited edition Steel Book case.

The EB Games exclusive is available for PS3 and Xbox 360 for pre-order at an SRP of AU$99.95, or on PC for AU$89.95. Supplied are apparently limited and this deal won't be available outside of Australia or New Zealand.

Whether we see similar collector's editions with the other costume skins appear for the likes of GAME or JB Hi-Fi remains to b see, so stay tuned.

Batman: Arkham City is one of the year's most anticipated releases and will hit all three major platforms from October 19.

Monday, 25 July 2011
Post by Dan @ 11:08am 25/07/11 | 11 Comments
Warner have sent along a new trailer fresh out of the weekend's Comic Con festivities in San Diego, showing off another major villain in the hotly anticipated Batman: Arkham City. Today's trailer features Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the new trailer for Batman: Arkham City showcasing the scheming villain in his role as the black market racketeer of Arkham. The foul fiend brings his criminal and financial genius, hand-to-hand expertise, treacherous toys and his feathered friends into the walled streets of Arkham City, with the sole aspiration of ridding the world of the Dark Knight.
Watch the clip below or click here for the HD option.

Batman: Arkham City is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 9th 2011.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:40am 20/07/11 | 3 Comments
Warner Bros Interactive today gave us a nod they'd be releasing a special collector's edition for Batman: Arkham City here in Australia, with a full run-down of the goodies you can expect.

The collector's edition is limited in quantity and will set you back a cool AU$149.95, and is only available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. It features:
  • Custom Batman statue produced by Kotobukiya
  • Collectible art book
  • Early access to the Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns skin
  • Batman: Arkham City album from WaterTower Music including original songs by hit artists, available via digital redemption
  • Bonus DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Four collectible cards
The collector's edition (which you can get a better look at here) is currently available for pre-order, though Warner only mentioned "selected retailers" without going into specifics, but we're going to assume it'll be the likes of EB, GAME and JB Hi-Fi. Looks pretty neat though.

Batman: Arkham City is due for release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this October 19.