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A Tiny Peek at Harley Quinn’s Revenge

Harley Quinn’s Revenge is real, baby! And it’s coming to us at the end of May! Not only is it going to be attached to the upcoming Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham City, but the DLC itself is going to be available for Playstation 3 on May 29 for $9.99, and then for X-Box: 360 on May 30 for 800 Microsoft Points! Hells yeah! And it’s definitely going to be a new story mission, not just challenge maps and the like. Which means we are actually going to get Robin as part of a story mission! Perhaps he’ll even be free to move around Arkham City!

I knew buying that Arkham City Robin action figure wasn’t a waste of money!

Anyway, check out this video and you can see about 5 seconds of Harley.

Or you can just look at this screenshot to get the entire gist of that 5 seconds. Apparently Harley is going to dye her hair black. Perhaps because she’s in mourning?

For some reason, DC Comics apparently just hates Harley's classic look.

As always, I will keep you lovely readers informed about any further developments.

More Arkham City – Harley Quinn’s Revenge?

Rumors and speculation are swirling around the Internet today about new DLC for Batman: Arkham City that will feature all new story segments centered around Harley Quinn! Not only that, but these same rumors indicate that Robin will be a playable character! So that definitely gets my heart all a flutter.

Harley has that effect on nerds

But don’t just take my word for it. Click on over to PS3Trophies.org, where they have uncovered a list of game achievements for the new Harley DLC. This site is pretty reliable, because their skill at uncovering achievements was also the first indication that Nightwing was going to join the game.

You’ll have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the new achievements.

The last few DLCs for Arkahm City, involving Robin and Nightwing, both only had 2 new achievements apiece, and both only featured the characters in a series of challenge maps. But if we read those new achievements for the Harley DLC closely, we can see that they indicate something much more than just a challenge map. So could it be new story content?

Example: Breaking and Entering: Find a way into the secret base.

And one of the achievements points to more playtime for Robin!

A Few New Tricks:¬†Use 5 different Quickfire gadgets in one fight as Robin in Harley Quinn’s Revenge.

Unfortunately, there’s no indication when this DLC will come out, what it will entail or how much it will cost. And it seems that Warner Bros. isn’t commenting on the record yet. So who knows when it will come out? All I know is that I’m now incredibly excited! Time to dust off my copy of Batman: Arkham City!

 

Free Batman: Arkham City Skin!

A lot of Batman: Arkham City players have been visiting my blog lately, so I thought I’d do a public service announcement and let everyone know that the game-makers, Rocksteady, are offering a free Batman skin for the holidays! It’s a big ‘Thank You’ to all their loyal players. I downloaded it earlier, it’s pretty cool. It comes from the recent Batman Inc. series by Grant Morrison.

Here’s a picture:

I love free stuff, especially if it involves Batman

There are several more skins, but you have to pay for them. I have to wonder how much work actually goes into these skins. One would think it wouldn’t be too hard to make new ones of every single Batman variation of all time. It sucks that they charge for them. Remember back in the day when alternate costumes were unlocked with a code?

Those were the good times.

Check out this article at GamesRadar for more information and a special code for more costumes.

I Have the Power to Move Mountains – Or At Least Batman

I’ve done it! I’ve made the potentially impossible happen! I wrote a few articles about the video game Batman: Arkham City, and the universe answered! Though it’s probably completely unreasonable for me to even suggest such a thing, it looks like the game developer Rocksteady has heard my plea and is answering in kind.

The Batcave is coming to Arkham City!

The news was recently Twittered that new downloadable content will feature the Batcave. In what capacity, I don’t yet know.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days? 'Twittered'?

The Nightwing DLC gave us the keys to Wayne Manor, so I have high hopes for the Batcave. And regular readers may recall that I once wrote a list of 6 Things I Want in the Third Batman: Arkham Game. It’s been one of my most popular lists. Right there at #2 is The Batcave/Wayne Manor. Granted we’re going to visit both in the second Batman: Arkham game, but I have to imagine that Rocksteady saw my list and decided to make it happen sooner rather than later.

What’s that you say? It’s almost astronomically impossible that Rocksteady saw my dinky little blog post? And that they themselves could conceive of a plan as simple as ‘let’s add the Batcave’?

Well to that I say, a pox upon you! Let me have my moment.

I also want a Batcave

6 Things I Want in the Third Batman: Arkham Game

No one could have predicted the amazing success of developer Rocksteady’s pair of Batman video games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Before Aslyum, Batman games suuuuucked. Most superhero video games sucked. But the geniuses at Rocksteady created a brilliant peek into the world of Batman, revolutionizing superhero video games the same way Batman Begins and The Dark Knight revolutionized supehrero movies. Then Rocksteady did it again with the sequel, Batman: Arkham City. They took everything that everyone loved about the first game and made it bigger and better.

They didn’t fix what wasn’t broken. Instead they just gave us more, more, more! More villains. More heroes. More room to play around. More side quests. More fights. More everything! Arkham City is huge!

Or it's just the right size to do this

So what are they going to do for a third game?

I just beat the Riddler yesterday, so I’m already eager for the next game. Here is a list of 6 Things I Want in the Third Batman: Arkham Game. I’m leaving out obvious choices like a return of the famous voice cast, more gadgets, more puzzles and a bigger game world. Those things are all pretty much a given. These are specific characters, locations and game play styles that I want to see in the next game.

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