One of the best things about the Batman Arkham series is the option to play as characters other than Batman himself. In Arkham Asylum, the Joker was playable in a limited capacity for a few downloadable challenge maps, but Rocksteady Studios took the concept a step further in Arkham City by letting the player control Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing.
Although we were treated to three pretty fantastic Batman movies from 2005 to 2012, the future of the franchise remains up in the air. It’s not that we don’t trust Ben Affleck to do a good job, we’re just not entirely sure how DC is going to reboot the character.
Basically, change is scary — but one familiar Batman series still has one story left to tell. More →
Batman’s revival has been a multimedia affair. It started on the silver screen, but the grim world of the Dark Knight quickly bled over into gaming with Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009. The series gained traction as positive word spread, and subsequently exploded into the mainstream with Arkham City in 2011, an improvement over the original in every way and a contender for game of the year. After passing off development to Warner Bros. Games for last year’s Arkham Origins, Rocksteady Studios is back in driver’s seat for Arkham Knight, the final game in the series and the first for next-gen consoles. More →