Batman: Arkham Origins: The Kotaku Review

Troy Baker's Joker voice is one of the best things about Batman: Arkham Origins. But it’s also a disturbingly reverent impersonation of Mark Hamill's take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Therein lies the conundrum of the latest video game featuring the Dark Knight. » 10/25/13 12:00pm 10/25/13 12:00pm

What's Going to Be Good (and Bad) About the Next Batman Video Game

The folks making Batman: Arkham Origins know exactly what they're trying to accomplish with this year's Dark Knight video game. It's the story of the night where Gotham City's supervillain culture spins irrevocably out of control. This is when the Dark Knight becomes a legend, they say. So, it's really too bad that… » 9/19/13 9:00am 9/19/13 9:00am

Happy 20th Birthday, Harley Quinn! You're Getting This Stunning Statue…

I mean, she should be right? The Dark Knight's always beating up on her puddin' and spoiling all her psychotic, malicious fun. But, darn if she doesn't look downright flirty here, in a new statue coming from DC Collectibles. The piece—sculpted by Jack Matthews—stands about 9.25 inches tall and sports the character… » 9/13/12 9:30pm 9/13/12 9:30pm

Batman: Arkham City Looks, Um, Different on the Wii U [UPDATE]

These screens are supposed to be showing off the new armored looks Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) Mode for Batman and Catwoman in the Wii U edition of last year's hit superhero game. But, really, these shots highlight the fact that Arkham City doesn't look demonstrably better on Nintendo's upcoming console. Honestly:… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

Reminder to Arkham City Players: Talk to Calendar Man Today... For the …

Today is Halloween Thanksgiving Christmas New Year's Day Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day April Fools' Day Mother's Day Father's Day The 4th of July something called The Feast of St. Roch Labor Day. So if you're playing Batman: Arkham City and you don't believe in cheating by changing your system's internal clock, go… » 9/03/12 10:40am 9/03/12 10:40am

Writer of Arkham City Won’t Be Back for the Next Batman Game

Part of what's made Rocksteady's two Batman video games such great experiences has been the pitch-perfect stories players encountered in each. The narrative contributions in both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City came Paul Dini, who's written excellent Batman stories for TV and film as well. But it seems that Dini may not … » 8/02/12 2:30pm 8/02/12 2:30pm

I Learned Something New In This Batman: Arkham City Lore Breakdown

Batman week continues! We've posted several "Lore in a Minute" videos - they're always very funny, though sometimes, as was the case with Kingdom Hearts, I still have no idea what the hell is going on in the game. » 7/18/12 2:30pm 7/18/12 2:30pm

Why Robin Makes Batman Better

Robin plays a big part in the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC that hits Batman: Arkham City » 5/29/12 3:00pm 5/29/12 3:00pm today. But the character's presence in the add-on reminds me that people exist who really, really hate the Boy Wonder. I mean, folks who rabidly rail against the very idea of a Robin. Those people are wrong. Robin is one of the…