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Another day...another video from Game Informer.
Focusing on the motion capture for Batman: Arkham Knight, if you follow this link you'll get to see how the team at Rocksteady went about it. Very interesting that in a time when Ubisoft let the notable voice of Sam Fisher go due to his inability to mo-cap (Michael Ironside is 64), that Rocksteady steadfastly stick with Kevin Conroy and just deal with it. You hear that Ubisoft! The right voice for the character!!
Ahem. Anyway. An interesting look. Check it out.
Be sure to check back for the latest Arkham Knight news.
- Chris Cooper
To learn about the process of animating these characters, as well as hearing a glimpse of Kevin Conroy's voice as Batman, check out GameInformer's video with the link below. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/03/10/batman-39-s-new-moves-the-animation-of-arkham-knight.aspx Summary -After defeating a henchman in combat, Batman no longer simply stands up straight. Instead, he will pause in an "interesting pose." -Batman has a new fighting ability called "Weapon Steal," which allows him pick up weapons off the floor and use them against his enemies. -Batman can use the surrounding environment against his enemies, such as taking things off the wall and smashing them on his opponent. -The transitions between cutscenes and gameplay will flow much more smoothly. -Arkham Knight uses motion-capture for cutscenes, including the face, body, and sometimes, the voice. -If the voice actor can not preform due to traveling issues, their voice is dubbed over the motion-capture actor's voice. »
Following on from the game's announcement and first trailer the other day, new details have emerged from the highly-anticipated next-gen game title "Batman: Arkham Knight" via the latest issue of GameInformer.
Set a year after the events of "Arkham City," Gotham is now under siege from the likes of Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Scarecrow. There's also a new villain in the mix, a new character created for the game which Rocksteady and DC's Geoff Johns have reportedly been working on together. Dubbed 'The Arkham Knight', he has an outfit that appears to resemble a blend of the Batsuit and Iron Man.
Story-wise Scarecrow plans to unleash a chemical weapon on the city, thus most of the civilian population has been evacuated. What's left are an outnumbered police force and hundreds upon hundreds of gang members. Events of the previous games are taken into account, specifically the Joker's death. The character will Not be back, »
- Garth Franklin
Following yesterday's reveal of the new next-gen entry into the Arkham series of Batman games, Game Informer and Rocksteady have released a few more details for the hotly anticipated title Batman: Arkham Knight.
First up, somewhat unsurprisingly, is the return of Kevin Conroy as The Dark Knight. He revealed last year that he was working on "the next Arkham game", which lead many to believe that another game was in the works as it had already been confirmed that Roger Craig Smith was voicing the younger Batman. Of course this has now been cleared up.
In news that will delight many, Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill reveals that, "This is a single-player game. There is no multiplayer. Right at the start this was our vision. It's going to take all of our effort for all of this time. We don’t have the time to do multiplayer.” From a technical point of view, »
- Chris Cooper
It may only have been a few months since the last game was released, but in the past few days there have been rumours surrounding the latest in the Arkham series of Batman games, with promotional materials on their way to stores, and entries posted accidentally on store websites. It all seemed to jive with what we already know, when the voice of Batman - Kevin Conroy - revealed he was working on another Batman game.
Well you can ignore that now, as Game Informer have revealed details from their upcoming April edition, and it spills the beans!
Batman: Arkham Knight is being produced by Rocksteady, the creators of the first two games in the series (Origins was created by WB Montreal), in what could be the last entry in the series.
A separate link on the website gives us a very good look at the new suit, which appears »
- Chris Cooper
Update: Batman-News.com has read the latest issue of Game Informer and has shared new details concerning the game: General Info: - Next-gen only. - Single player only. No multiplayer. - Arkham Knight isn’t just the name of the game, it’s also the name of a brand new villain. Rocksteady is working with DC’s Geoff Johns to create the character from scratch. - Batman starts the game in the Arkham City suit, but gets a new costume early on. - Takes place in a central zone of Gotham City split into 3 islands. 5 times bigger than Arkham City. - The level of detail in Gotham City is some of the most impressive Game Informer has ever seen in a video game. - Takes place one year after Arkham City. - With The Joker dead, Gotham’s villains come together to try to take down Batman. - Scarecrow, »
It is with a huge amount of excitement that we can tell you guys the newest entry to the flawless Batman Arkham series (save somewhat for Origins), will be the supremely-named Arkham Knight, developed once again by original developers Rocksteady.
Game Informer broke the story merely hours ago, with the resulting wave of approval being enough to power Gotham itself – it’s enough to make you high-five the screen in adulation.
Well, what do we know?
First up the game is listed as a next-gen exclusive, slated to arrive later this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC – with no other consoles listed as of yet. Secondly there are only two pre-release images available aside from the above trailer; one of them showing a crouched Batman next to a redesigned Batmobile. It will take place after City, which as many know the end of that game had Batman in pretty beat-up shape mentally, »
- Scott Tailford
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Well, it's March, which means we're only a few weeks away from the start of the 2014 superhero season as Marvel Studios gets things underway with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out March 26th here in the UK), and this week has brought us a new featurette for the Phase Two solo sequel entitled 'Conspiracy', which features comments from Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) and Marvel chief Kevin Feige [watch it here]. Meanwhile we've also got a »
- Gary Collinson
Back in 1991, Kevin Conroy landed the role of The Dark Knight for the classic Batman: The Animated Series, and while Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale have all hung up the cape and cowl since, he's still lending his voice to the role of the Caped Crusader in Warner's DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, not to mention the hugely popular Arkham video games. During a recent interview (via Cbm), Conroy has spoken about his time as Batman, during which he's established himself as the voice of Gotham's Dark Knight Detective:
"I had absolutely no expectation that this job would turn into what it became. I started recording it in 1991, and it went on the air on Fox in 1992 as a prime time series. Then over 23 years, it just evolved from Batman: The Animated Series to The Adventures of Batman and Robin to Justice League and then Batman Beyond. »
- Gary Collinson
DC Comics recently posted an interview with the legendary Kevin Conroy about a number of topics including his work on Batman: The Animated Series, working with Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano and originally wanting to audition for a different part on Batman: Tas. Here's a few quick hitters before we dive into some direct quotes: Conroy originally wanted to audition for the Joker before Andrea Romano convinced him that he should be trying to land the role of Batman. After numerous fake Twitter accounts, Conroy confirmed that @RealKevinConroy is indeed his actual account. It was Conroy's idea that Batman and Bruce Wayne should have separate voices to further emphasize the separation between the false image Bruce Wayne projects while out in public and the grim, no-nonsense vigilante scrambling across Gotham City rooftops. When asked to sum up his thoughts about landing the role and voicing Batman for all this time, »
I thought it would be a good idea to go consolidate and go over all the info we know about the next Arkham game in one place. Let's begin! Kevin Conroy Is Batman Yesterday On Twitter, Kevin Conroy inadvertently confirmed a new Batman game again by stating that he can't talk about it. However, this isn't the first time he has accidentally revealed the game either. In May 2013, at the Dallas Comic-Con, Conroy confused the announcement of Arkham Origins with an Arkham project he was working on. Thankfully, for the studios sake, he didn't actually reveal any details other than that it was being being developed. From 00:43 to 1:45 "I can talk about it now, we've been working for about 9-10 months on the next Arkham. We all signed these contracts, the studio likes to completely control the roll out of any product. So it's now been announced and »
While Warner Bros. wrestles with how to put Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman together in a live-action setting, the studio’s animation arm continues to churn out movies more narrowly aimed at the hard-core fanbase, usually with pretty satisfying results. Held up against that high standard, “Justice League: War” loses the battle mostly by biting off more story than it can comfortably chew. Not only bringing together seven heroes but pausing to provide an origin for one of them, the interplay yields its share of moments but ultimately proves too frenzied and chaotic to deliver more than a few revisionist thrills.
Adapted from the graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, “War” begins at a time when heroes like Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara, a pallid substitute for frequent Dark Knight animation alter ego Kevin Conroy) and Green Lantern (Justin Kirk) have yet to meet, and only vaguely »
- Brian Lowry
All-new Story Dlc coming in 2014! pic.twitter.com/j3FLEgtfOO— Batman Arkham (@BatmanArkham) January 1, 2014 No further details on the project were revealed in the announcement other than a 2014 release date. With Batman: Arkham Origins taking place very early in Batman's crime-fighting career, perhaps we will see the origins of Mr. Freeze unfold? Expect more details to follow from Warner Bros. Games Montréal in the coming days. Related Content: Video Games: Rocksteady's Batman Arkham City Prequel To Drop 3Q 2013? Video Games: What's Next For Rocksteady After Batman: Arkham City? Paul Dini Says Superman Is His First Choice Batman: Arkham is a series of action-adventure video games based on the DC Comics character Batman developed by Rocksteady Studios. The latest installment, the third in the series, was developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy stated at the 2013 Dallas »
13 items from 2014
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