Train2Game News Arkham Knight December DLC

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Batman: Arkham Knight Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion and December DLC – Available Beginning Today

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion for Batman™: Arkham Knight is available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, or PC, and are connected to the Internet. The content is also available to purchase separately.

Play as Batman in the Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion, protecting Gotham City from an invasion of legendary Super-Villains. Fight back against The Dark Knight’s biggest foes in four separate missions, with all new story arcs featuring DC Comics characters The Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Ra’s Al Ghul and Mr. Freeze.

Season of Infamy missions include:
·         Wonderland: The Mad Hatter makes things personal as the Super-Villain lures Batman into a demented, hallucinatory battle of wits across Gotham City and within the pages of a twisted story book.
·         Beneath The Surface: The World’s Greatest Detective and Nightwing venture out to investigate Iron Heights, a flying airship prison that housed Killer Croc, after it crashed in the waters surrounding Gotham City.
·         Shadow War: Picking up after the events of Batman: Arkham City, Batman’s devout moral code is pushed to its limits as Ra’s Al Ghul’s health rebounds with the help of the League of Assassins.
·         In From The Cold: Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City, where he is immediately entrapped in Arkham Knight’s Militia and Scarecrow’s plan to destroy Batman. Arkham Knight’s Militia has kidnapped Nora and will return her to Mr. Freeze in exchange for Batman’s capture.

To view the new Batman: Arkham Knight December Update Trailer, please visit the WB Games YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/Ivu1JRI8OhU.

Additional downloadable content available today:
·         Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #5: Combat and invisible predator maps featuring Batman, the Batmobile, Nightwing, Azrael, and Harley Quinn, allowing focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
·         2008 Movie Batman Skin: Patrol the streets of Gotham City with this Batsuit inspired by the 2008 movie “The Dark Knight”.
·         Original Arkham Batmobile: Seize control from Gotham City’s most notorious villains with the original Arkham Asylum Batmobile.
·         Rocksteady Themed Batmobile Skin: Customize the legendary Batmobile with this unique Rocksteady themed skin.
·         Batman: Noel Skin: Face your foes with this reinforced leather suit from the Batman: Noel comic (previously a DC Comics exclusive).
·         Free Updates:
o   Batsuit v8.05 – Prestige Edition: Players can access this suit after reaching 240% game completion.
o   Classic Harley Quinn Skin: Players who own the Harley Quinn Story Pack or Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #5 can select this Harley Skin, which can be used in the Harley Story Pack or in AR Challenges, from the character showcase.
o   Arkham Knight Skin: Players who own the Red Hood Story Pack can select this skin from the character showcase for Red Hood, allowing them to look like the Arkham Knight in the Red Hood Story Pack and AR Challenges.

Train2Game News New Batman Arkham Knight DLC

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the next series of add-ons for Batman™: Arkham Knight.

The latest update includes the free 2016 Batman v Superman Batmobile Pack, and will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, or PC, and are connected to the Internet. The content can also be purchased separately beginning today on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and STEAM.

Season Pass holders receive early access to the 2016 Batman v. Superman Batmobile Pack, which includes the Batsuit and Batmobile from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Owners of the game who do not have the Season Pass can download the pack beginning 1st December.

Also available today are two new Arkham Episodes, which give players the ability to control two of Gotham City’s most well-known characters, Catwoman and Robin.   Catwoman’s Revenge takes place after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight and puts players under the cover of darkness as they seek revenge on the Riddler. Flip of a Coin lets players take control of Robin as he looks to take down Two-Face’s lucrative money laundering operation.  Both Arkham Episodes also include two AR challenge maps.

To view the new Batman: Arkham Knight November Update Trailer, please visit the WB Games UK Youtube Channel at https://youtu.be/NCe-V6Vdf1M

Additional downloadable content available today:
·         Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #4: Get this Crime Fighter Challenge Pack to receive various challenge and invisible predator maps featuring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman and Azrael. This expansive challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
·         Arkham Episodes AR Challenges: a collection of six new AR challenges including Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator, taking place in environments from the Arkham Episodes GCPD Lockdown, Catwoman’s Revenge, and Flip of a Coin.
·         WayneTech Track Pack: Test your skills behind the wheel with these two cutting edge WayneTech themed racetracks.
·         Robin and Batmobile Skins Packs: Get this Robin and Batmobile skins pack to don the Original Tim Drake Robin costume and speed through Gotham City with the Robin Themed Batmobile Skin.
·         Riddler Themed Batmobile Skin: Puzzle your enemies with this Riddler themed Batmobile skin.
·         Free Update: Character Selection in AR Invisible Predator Challenges.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 – 13.07.15

F1_2015A surprising chart this week as petrol heads nation wide have dethroned the dark knight. F1 2015 is number one with Batman: Arkham City at number two. Lower down the charts is Disney Infinity 2.0 which debuts at number thirteen.

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Week ending 11 July 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 F1 2015 CODEMASTERS
2 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
9 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 9
10 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
11 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 8
12 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
14 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 14
15 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 16
16 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 13
17 SPLATOON NINTENDO 15
18 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO 6
19 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 19
20 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 06.07.15

wpid-batman-arkham-knight-gets-stellar-gotham-is-mine-gameplay-video.jpgAfter several new games last week this weeks charts sees no new blood. The Caped Crusader remains at number one with Arkham Knight.

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Week ending 4 July 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
2 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
3 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 5
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
6 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 11
8 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 8
9 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 7
10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 12
11 DESTINY ACTIVISION 9
12 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
13 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 14
14 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 15
15 SPLATOON NINTENDO 19
16 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 17
17 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT
18 MOTOGP 15 MILESTONE 13
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
20 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 – 29.06.15

wpid-batman-arkham-knight-gets-stellar-gotham-is-mine-gameplay-video.jpgThe Dark Knight has swooped in to the number one spot of the charts this week with the final game in the saga, Arkham Knight beating out Nintendo’s new comer, Yoshi’s Wooly World for Wii U which is number four in its debut week. Other new games in the charts this week include Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensword at number 10, MotoGP 15 at number thirteen and J-Stars Victory VS+ at number eighteen.

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Week ending 27 June 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 2
4 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO
5 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 3
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 4
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 7
8 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 5
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 9
10 FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD SQUARE ENIX
11 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
12 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
13 MOTOGP 15 MILESTONE
14 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 6
15 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 12
16 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
17 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 17
18 J-STARS VICTORY VS+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
19 SPLATOON NINTENDO 8
20 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 11
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News Arkham Knight Cowl Exhibition

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WB Games UK has teamed up with twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to celebrate the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight with a new exhibition reimagining the Caped Crusader’s iconic Cape and Cowl headpiece.

Using life-sized replicas of Batman’s famous costume as a blank canvas, each artist and celebrity will produce their own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight’s attire.

Featuring celebrities from the worlds of TV, film, music and fashion, such as Jonathan Ross, Jodie Kidd and Noel Clarke and high profile artists such as Nancy Fouts, Lauren Baker, Hayden Kays, Inkie, Pam Glew, INSA, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, Matt Small, Jon Burgerman, Case, CRASH, Lucas Price, Kid Acne, Logan Hicks and Pure Evil, the exhibition will run through launch week in an immersive Gotham City-inspired location in Central London. Details of how to secure tickets to this event will be confirmed in due course.

Fans will be able to catch an early sneak peak of a few of the exhibits on the WB Games stand at the MCM London Comic-Con at ExCeL from 22nd -24th May, as well as see the life-size Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile, built by West Coast Customs.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available from 23rd June on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Train2Game News Batman Arkham Knight Cast Announced

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed the voice talent behind some of the most notable characters in Batman: Arkham Knight, the epic finale to the award winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios. 

Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) joins the cast as James Gordon, Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) as Barbara Gordon, John Noble (Sleepy Hollow, Fringe) as Scarecrow and Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie) as Nightwing.

Banks, Greene, Noble and Porter join an ensemble cast that includes fan-favourites Kevin Conroy, who returns as Batman; Tara Strong as Harley Quinn; Troy Baker as Two-Face and Nolan North as Penguin.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available on June 23rd, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham City and destroy the Batman forever.

Train2Game News Gotham is mine

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released the latest video from Batman: Arkham Knight. 

The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” features a closer look at some of the story’s most infamous super-villains. As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available on 2nd June, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.

You can view the “Gotham is Mine” trailer on the WB Games YouTube Channel: http://youtu.be/Ax2edKdZRxg

Train2Game News EGX 2014

EGX 2014It has been just over a week since EGX, formerly known as Eurogamer Expo, at Earl’s Court has finished and for those of you who weren’t there I will share my experience.

This is my fourth year at the event and each and every year I am over whelmed with a sense of happiness as I enter the venue and see EGX in front of me. This year was no different from the moment I enter the moment I leave I have a smile plastered on my face.

The first game to catch my eye was Batman Arkham Knight. As I walked towards the area, I noticed a very short line and thought my luck had come in. As I entered the building I realised it wasn’t the game to play but a short video showing off the next game about the caped crusader. I would have rather played the game but the video was still incredible to see. The game has evolved to a new level to make you feel like you are wearing the cowl more than ever before. This is one of my most anticipated games for next year.

The first game I got to play my self was The Evil Within. The horror story from the original creators of the Resident Evil series and you could certainly see the essence of Resident Evil shine through. From the chapter I played through I was stuck in a huge mansion with puzzles and grotesque monsters to battle through. If you are a fan of the original Resident Evil game this should certainly be on your radar.

Speaking of Radars, I then played Alien: Isolation. This was the biggest hit of EGX for me this year. I had heard all the hype for the game which always makes me wary of how a game is. I can happily say though this game delivers on the hype that it has been getting. The atmosphere, the call backs to the original film, the graphics; they all add up to an incredible game which had me jumping more than any game has before. I’m hoping to get my hands on this game as soon as I can.

The Train2Game stand this year was the best it has been in the years I have been attending the event. Following last year where it was difficult to locate, this year it was hard to miss. Once you got to the top of the escalator you were greeted by an enormous booth filled with students working hard on their projects. With the growth in size of the Train2Game area it is a nice reminder that we are constantly growing.

I finished off my day by watching a Killer Instinct competition at the Xbox stand. I got the pleasure of seeing an incredible player, who was picked randomly from the crowd, remain undefeated and achieve a one hundred and ten hit combo. It was an incredible site to behold and you can definitely see why competitive gaming is on the rise. The presenter at the Xbox stand was one of the most charismatic performers I have ever seen.

The final year at Earl’s Court was a good one and hopefully when the event moves to the NEC in Birmingham next year it will be even better. See you all there next year!

Train2Game News Batman Arkham Knight release date

Batman Arkham Knight Collectors EditionWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to release worldwide beginning June 2, 2015.

Also revealed, are two collector’s editions – Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition and Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition. Both will be available in limited quantities at launch in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will include:

· Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
· Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc
· Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
· Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
· Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight
· SRP:
o Console – £89.99
o PC – £74.99

Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition will include:

· Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
· Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc
· Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
· Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
· Transforming Batmobile Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce
· SRP: £169.99 (Console only)

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the New Generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.