Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Why so serious?

Stealth! That is the main subject of the next video to come from Eidos (being developed by Rocksteady Studios) for their upcoming game, Batman: Arkham Asylum. This can be viewed below.

Now onto the subject of the video. As I stated above the video focuses on the element of using stealth to kill or incapaciatate your enemies inside Arkham Asylum which has been overtaken by the Joker. The graphics look brilliant, the game play looks brilliant and the moves which you seem to be able to perform look oddly like something Riddick would do. Strange but it looks pretty good coming from that perspective.

So if you like the look of the video below then be sure to pick up the game coming soon on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360!



You can also view the video here in case it does not show.

Operation Wolfenstein gets leaked:

22 screenshots which have been claimed to be taken from the multiplayer side of Wolfenstein which is currently being developed by Activision. The screenshots look surprisingly good however the only thing which confirms they are from the next game in the Wolfenstein series is the Wolfenstein logo in the bottom right corner. Does this confirm that they are from the game? Potentially although Activision have seemingly denied that these have been approved by them or distributed.

You can view the screenshots here.

DLC Achievement now unlocked for Steam:

Today Valve have announced that developers can now add DLC to games using the Steam platform. Wow this is a big step you might suggest. I think so too and in all honesty probably a good move for them as it may push for more developers to put their games and DLC onto Steam. Constantly expanding Valve are providing more and more services, the majority of them free of charge, to both developers and gamers alike available for use on Steam.

The celebrate this next advancement in the development of Steam, The Maw will be the first game to release DLC via Steam.

Valve also had the following to add about the DLC:

"DLC can now be added to any game on Steam, regardless of whether it was originally purchased via Steam, at retail, or via other digital outlets. It is also a feature of Steamworks, the suite of free tools and services available to game developers and publishers."

Again a pretty damn interesting proposal for the leading digital platform for PC gamers. As I said before this could see more developers heading towards Steam and let us all hope so too except with lower prices than they currently are putting games on there for...

AJ

With thanks to Computer and Video Games (CVG).

6 comments:

jon_hill987 said...

That Batman game does look good. One of the comments on CVG described it as looking like "Splinter Cell: Batman", which wouldn't be a bad thing.

M_the_C said...

Didn't particularly like the voice of the Joker, sounded a bit too sane. Whoever was voicing it didn't seem to be throwing themselves into the part. Not really a fan of Stealth games, I'm not fast, efficient or silent enough, but I'll have ago at the demo, if they release one. That cape looked great.

Nothing will be the original Wolfenstein 3D. ;) Didn't particularly like the demo of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, you never know though.

I too don't see the problem some people have with Steam offering DLC, it's a nice addition to games. The problem is with companies who create a full game then chop bits out to sell as DLC. Steam has nothing to do with that.

AJB123644 said...

Wow did not get to see that (probably busy working haha).

Ahh I see. I think however there are various action parts so to speak just like the new Riddick game coming out soon.

Haha I actually bought that on Steam not so long ago in the pack ID Software have on there. Ahh back in the days when Steam was in dollars and the exchange rate rocked! Very true perspective of yours though. Let us hope as many before them have they do not ruin the series.

Yes exactly. I do however think people are concerned that Valve will end up charging for the Left 4 Dead content but I really do not see this happening at all. I just think Valve are currently expanding and developing Steam to make it more streamline for developers and gamers alike and adding this service will further cement their status in the gaming industry.

jon_hill987 said...

@M_the_C

I believe the voice of the Joker is provided by none other than Mark Hamill, who has also voiced the Joker in a number of Batman cartoons.

AJB123644 said...

Ahh now that is interesting. To b fair though they can hardly ask the guy who recently played the Joker haha!

M_the_C said...

@jonhill987
Really? *goes back to watch video*