Showing posts with label Batman: Arkham Asylum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Batman: Arkham Asylum. Show all posts

Friday, July 31, 2020

EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

According to reports, Electronic Arts is interested in purchasing Warner Bros. Interactive from parent company AT&T.

Right after buying out WarnerMedia company back in 2018, Texas-based telecommunications company AT&T has announced to sell off its video game division Warner Bros. Interactive for $4 billion in a shocking revelation last month.

Earlier this month, rumors of Microsoft Studios being a potential buyer was out there but that has since been died down. Most recently, one of the top-executives of Electronic Arts hinted at possibilities of acquiring WB Interactive soon.

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EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

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A week ago, a WB Interactive games digital sale on Microsoft Store apparently teased of an announcement during Xbox Games Showcase digital event but they never really talked about anything regarding a buyout of WB Games.

Player community across different gaming platforms are curious to know who will end up owning Warner Bros. Interactive, acquiring license for known franchises like Batman: Arkham, Injustice, LEGO, Middle-Earth and Mortal Kombat.

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Blake Jorgensen, COO of EA has revealed interest in acquiring new talent but he didn't specify about Warner Bros. Interactive particularly. During recent earnings call for Q1, he mentioned of "one big asset" when asked for acquisition strategy.

He also clarified that EA is largely interested in attaining studio talent than simply owning their game franchises. One of the classic examples for such buyout is attainment of Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment back in 2017.

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About a possible buyout of Warner Bros. Interactive, Blake Jorgensen gave out a very indicative statement.

I can't comment on any specific acquisition other than what I will tell you is, as you've seen in the past, where we've done the best is where we have long-term relationships with people, and we're really trying to buy great talent versus games.

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Whosoever owns WB Interactive will receive access to its subsidiary developer Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games and several studios of WB Games in U.S. and Canada.

Even though a buyout takes place, in-development Warner Bros. IPs like new Harry Potter and Batman game will not be part of that deal. Jorgensen could also be talking about EA's business practices than teasing to purchase WB Games.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Batman: Court of the Owls game Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

WB Montréal could finally be revealing Batman: Court of the Owls game this week at Summer Game Fest.

Rumor mill for a new Batman game has been running for some time since December 2018 and even Batman: Arkham Origins developer WB Games Montréal started teasing on annual Batman Day 2019, adding further fuel to flame.

According to an early report, a reveal was all set for E3 2020 event which was cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak and now an alleged leak on Reddit by user BloomMilk claims for an upcoming announcement of new Batman game.

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Batman: Court of the Owls game Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

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This leak apparently originated from 4chan imageboard and therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. This leaker claims that WB Montréal will be revealing their long-awaited Batman game at Summer Game Fest event on May 12, 2020.

When a Twitter user asked video game industry influencer Geoff Keighley about possibility of a Batman game reveal event recently, he simply advises to manage expectations without directly confirming or denying anything at all.

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Keighley being coy about what to expect from Summer Game Fest, assures that the game will be "cool and fun".


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Latest source of leak also claims that there will be general story reboot without "Arkham" in title, yet character looks and gameplay mechanics are to remain similar, which sounds a lot like previous report of Batman: Arkham series reboot.

Players will be exploring to a massive open-world Gotham City, exclusively on next-gen console systems and PC. Renowned voice actor Mark Hamill will not be reprising his iconic role as The Joker, which is a huge let down for series fans.

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Since there are no way to verify credibility for any of these sources, players can simply wait for Geoff Keighley to officially unveil highly anticipated reboot of acclaimed Arkham series at Summer Game Fest showcase on this Tuesday.

WB Games Montréal teased working on a Batman game set within Arkhamverse and is loosely based on 2011 DC Comics storyline Batman: Court of Owls several times already, showing logos of various criminal factions of Gotham.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Batman: Court of Owls Game Rumored to Be Arkham Series Reboot

Recent leak suggests upcoming Batman: Court of the Owls game might be a reboot of Arkham series.

After rumor mill for a brand-new Batman game running for a while, developer WB Games Montréal eventually starts teasing of an announcement on occasion of 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight and on annual Batman Day 2019.

Most recent among all rumors are a leak from industry insider known as Sabi on Twitter, who claims that upcoming action-adventure seems to be a reboot of Arkham series, which still is largely focused on Batman: Court of the Owls saga.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game Rumored to Be Arkham Series Reboot

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Given how Batman: Arkham Knight was ended in 2015, it makes sense for WB to go for a series reboot. Also, reusing its gameplay elements and flight controls only makes sense because it was so well-received by fans and critics alike.

Sabi has previously reported on some accurate news from Breath of the Wild 2, E3 and a few other Nintendo series. However, these claims should always be taken with a grain of salt until they are confirmed from an official source.

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Sabi claims news of Arkham series reboot and some of recently leaked information are in fact accurate.


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Court of the Owls is most popular among modern-day portrayal of The Dark Knight that also features an extended Bat-Family. Besides, it was first storyline that re-established the legacy of Batman in rebooted timeline of The New 52.

Despite many leaks from unofficial sources are revealing new and interesting details on gameplay and plot premise every other week, WB Games Montréal has yet to confirm a final title, story, release date and available platforms.

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Developers having their lips tightly sealed about it have only allowed these reports to run rampant. Then renowned DC Comics writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) added fuel to that with a cryptic Tweet last year.

Batman: Court of the Owls game is currently in development by WB Games Montréal to release for next-gen consoles and is likely to make an official reveal in next episode of Sony's State of Play presentation or during E3 2020 event.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

WB Montréal Teased New Batman Game Again

Nowhere near reveal yet, WB Games Montréal teases fans with another image for next Batman game.

There has been a rumor of developer WB Games Montréal secretly working on a Batman game for some time since 2018 that is loosely based on 2011 DC Comics storyline Batman: Court of Owls and is set within Arkhamverse.

After some back and forth teasing for last two years, WB Montréal is back at it again in 2020 with a new logo they posted on social media and even left a clue for legion of fans to seek its meaning of by simply writing "/redacted".

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WB Montréal Teased New Batman Game Again

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According to curious player community, previous set of logos represents Amanda Waller, Court of Owls, Ra's Al Ghul and Suicide Squad. Before they get to a full official reveal of Batman: Arkham game, there will most likely be another tease.

All of these parties have gone after the Caped Crusader on more than one occasion in history of comic-books. Putting them all together into one game is probably vital to an overarching narrative like previous games of Batman franchise.

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WB Montréal posts "/redacted" in caption of a Tweet that is a clue to visit their official website for a larger image.


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Judging by its appearance, the logo seems to be representing a top-secret project of United States Army known as The Colony. They led by Jacob Kane, father of Kate Kane AKA Batwoman and were introduced in the beginning of DC Rebirth.

Considering how WB has been emphasizing on a tagline "Capture the Knight" from start, this newly revealed faction nicely fits into the memo that suggests that several different groups are trying to hunt The Dark Knight for some reasons.

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People have already placed together previously leaked symbols to form a pattern and make some sense.


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Following original rumor that spread around from an owl emblem on a black T-shirt worn by an assistant producer of WB Montreal, there was heavy speculation that a surprise reveal will take place at major gaming events but nothing happened.

Filling out five of all six circles now leave place for only one more, which can possibly be an owl insignia for Court of Owls that assistant producer Valerie Vezina was wearing in a photo she shared on her Twitter handle two years ago.

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Piecing these pieces of puzzles through teaser images only hints that upcoming Batman game would feature major factions of Gotham City and it will be significantly long compared to any previous installment of Arkham games.

A reputed leaker claimed the title to be "Batman: Arkham Legacy" and will have a fully playable Bat-Family. It may come out during release of next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X but will be available on current-gen hardware.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Batman: Court of Owls Game May be Revealed Soon

Recent tease from WB Games Montréal on Batman Day may be hinting at upcoming Batman: Court of Owls game.

For some time, there have been some rumors of developer WB Games Montréal secretly working on a new Batman game that is set on acclaimed New 52 storyline titled "Court of Owls", published in 2011 from DC Comics.

Annual Batman Day has returned in 2019 just like every year on September 21, which WB Games has taken Twitter to celebrate its 80th anniversary and have teased an upcoming anticipated project of theirs based on Caped Crusader.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game May be Revealed Soon

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They shared a video on social media of Bat Signal shining on a building and it shows glimpse of images with cryptic symbols. One of these logos closely resemble to Court of Owls, hinting at long-rumored title they have been working on.


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Now this tease actually makes sense and also aligns with a Tweet from a year ago by assistant producer of WB Montréal. She posted a photo wearing a black T-shirt with an owl emblem on its back that matches to one of the glitchy images.


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As many comic-book fans know already, writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) has worked on "Court of Owls" story arc in 2011, which is one of the best Batman stories of modern times.

Hiding beneath the shadows, the Court has been operating in Gotham City for centuries that use a group of lethal assassins under their employ called The Talons to eradicate anyone who becomes a threat to their organization.

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Snyder has Retweeted the video posted by WB Games earlier with a #bewarethecourtofowls hashtag to bolster all speculation and then quickly removed it, only to seemingly confirm of a new Batman game featuring Court of Owls.

Batman Day bears more significance than ever before this year because it was 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight making his first appearance on Detective Comics #27 back in May 1939 only to become a comic-book legend in coming years.

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WB Montréal Game Leaked Amazon Listing

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Last month, a leaked placeholder listing on Amazon has shown that an upcoming game from the studio may be nearing announcement for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at Gamescom 2019 event but that never really came to light.

Following release of Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015, fans are asking for a new Arkham game and there is a possibility that Batman: Court of Owls game may be revealed during Sony's upcoming State of Play episode September 24.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Batman Games Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

In an "Epic" giveaway, Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy are free at Epic Games Store for this week.

Up until now, Epic Games were giving away various games for free on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store and even started offering weekly freebies by switched from a biweekly schedule to offer more free titles on PC platform.

This week, they totally outdid themselves by giving out two Batman bundles; Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy that anyone can claim to with a free Epic Games account until September 26, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Batman Games Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Arkham Collection perhaps is the most definitive Batman game series ever, featuring some of his greatest villains and complex plotline. Players get to experience entire LEGO Batman saga in its trilogy pack and cross paths with Justice League.

Lately, Epic Store would let people pick multiple titles at once each week when one of them has a mature rating and not suitable for all ages. If you are an adult and have no age restriction on you, then you can download and enjoy both games.

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Batman: Arkham series in this case could be locked out by Parental Controls tool of EGS for some audience and therefore, LEGO Batman collection was added for PC gamers of all age so that no one miss out the fun of their weekly giveaway.

Epic Games has announced two more freebie titles; acclaimed indie simulation game Everything by Double Fine Productions and post-apocalyptic survival horror shooter Metro 2033: Redux from developer 4A Games for next week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds Alien: Isolation, Walking Dead: Season 2 and More

New games like Alien: Isolation, Walking Dead: Season 2 and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on February, 2019.

Your monthly membership for Xbox Game Pass subscription service by Microsoft Studios always offer you more great games for the price you pay and four more titles are joining the catalog this month to extend the overall collection.

Spending only $9.99 per month for your membership to the service allows you access to an ever-growing library of more than 100 good games where almost anyone can find something they like. It's like a Netflix of video games for many out there.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Alien: Isolation and More

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Stepping into 2019, we got games like Ark: Survival Evolved, Ashen, Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Just Cause 3, Life is Strange, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Mortal Kombat X and Saints Row: The Third already joining the race.

Considering we are still on the second month of the year, there are a lot more awesome titles to join the list and blow our mind. One can only wonder what other surprise inclusion are still waiting on the horizon and a few more are coming later this month will give you an idea.

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Alien: Isolation on Xbox Game Pass

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Alien: Isolation
Based on the sci-fi horror of Alien film series, Alien: Isolation is considered as a prime staple of survival horror genre in modern day video games, which chronicles the journey of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley.

Armed only with a flamethrower and motion tracker, players are on the run from a Xenomorph that constantly tries to hunt them down. Rather than engaging in close combat, the gameplay mechanics calls for stealth to survive the hostile creature.

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Batman: Return to Arkham on Xbox Game Pass

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Batman: Return to Arkham
Experience the thrill of the first two games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City from the fan-favorite Batman franchise in video game by developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive in Return to Arkham bundle.

Although entire superhero action-adventure filled Arkham series was acclaimed and successful, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are a definitive selection, which now comes with all post-launch downloadable content to deliver you a complete package.

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Disney Epic Mickey 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
A sequel to the original platformer by Disney Interactive Studios, Epic Mickey 2 opens up the door of co-op adventure to players with everyone's favorite Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit wielding the power of the brush.

These two embarks a quest throughout Wasteland following the Mad Doctor to stop his latest scheme and come across many classic Disney characters during their journey. Working together, Mickey and Oswald can use some of their special abilities at times as well.

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Headlander on Xbox Game Pass

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Headlander
A futuristic landscape designed for 2.5D Metroidvania-style action from Adult Swim Games that is clearly inspired from 70's sci-fi TV shows and adapts a weird concept to start with. You place your head on host bodies and go out seeking clues to solve puzzles of your past.

Player character places its head encased in a special helmet onto artificial bodies to carry out tasks but when an advanced A.I. named Methuselah took over the bodies, it is only up to the last human to take a stand against it while fighting amnesia.

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The Walking Dead: Season Two on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: Season 2
Continuing directly from The Walking Dead: Season 1, the journey of young female protagonist Clementine delves into a new depth in Season 2. In a post- apocalyptic zombie infested world, she learned to take care of her own and has become a hardened survivor.

Enter the doomed world of episodic graphic adventure from developer/publisher Telltale Games that is praised for its interactive nature in solving puzzles or taking life altering decisions always has unique consequences to the very end.

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Signing up for an Xbox Game Pass subscription right now will let you enjoy your first month for only $1 fee but if you are having second thoughts about jumping right in, then a 14-Day Free Trial can be a better suited option for you. Hopefully, you won't regret it.

By the end of February, some of the titles namely Massive Chalice, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Shadow Warrior and Sonic CD are leaving Xbox Game Pass library. You can save up to 20% on purchase of these games before February 28, 2019.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds Telltale's Walking Dead and More

New drop of games like Batman: Return to Arkham and Telltale's Walking Dead are coming to Xbox Game Pass in February 2019.

With the arrival of February, Microsoft Studios decided to unload another batch of exciting new games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers and they are from major video game companies like Rocksteady Studios and Square Enix.

Members of the service have been treated with some of the big-name titles from January 31 and will continue to be blessed till February 21. Especially mark your calendar for the seventh day of this month as it is going to rain on most of the games from the lineup.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Telltale's Walking Dead and More

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Aside from their very impressive existing catalog, their subscription has opened up access to Ark: Survival Evolved, Just Cause 3 and Life is Strange: Complete Season last month. Later, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Saints Row: The Third joined the march.

Some of the hottest additions that members are enjoying for a while on Xbox Game Pass are Ashen, Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Mortal Kombat X, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Sea of Thieves, Sniper Elite 4 and State of Decay 2.

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Batman: Return to Arkham on Xbox Game Pass

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Batman: Return to Arkham
Bundling up Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City together, Return to Arkham is your ticket to go back to the roots of Arkham series of games as The Dark Knight of Gotham that reinvented the superhero genre in gaming.

Both of these remastered versions for modern day consoles have all the post-launch downloadable content loaded with to give you a definitive experience by pitting you against some of the worst criminals Batman ever faced.

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Crackdown 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Crackdown 3
Since this one is an Xbox One-exclusive title, it was bound to debut on Xbox Game Pass at launch date. After being delayed more than once, the newest entry in action-adventure series and one of the most anticipated game of 2019 is arriving this February 15.

Played by actor Terry Crews, Commander Jaxon of The Agency is finally returning to action for all the destruction and mayhem. The game Xbox One X enhanced and also offers co-op mode like Wrecking Zone for a jam-packed 5v5 demolition fest.

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de Blob on Xbox Game Pass

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de Blob
Play as a blob of paint named de Blob in the titular 3D puzzle platformer game of 2008 to save Chroma City from being overtaken by monochromatic INKT Corporation and their minions, who seeks to ban all color and fun from life.

You start out in a ball of water head out to collect paint of red, yellow and blue colors to combine and create other colors. Undertake missions from Color Underground while watch out for pool of ink to stop yourself from losing paint points.

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Pumped BMX Pro on Xbox Game Pass

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Pumped BMX Pro
Hop on to one of the pre-designed bikes the game has for you to go for a momentum-based trickathon session. It has more levels added than before and comes with a new series of new challenges that players can beat over.

You can also create your own custom bike to try out those varied range of radical tricks in a fast-paced arcade for a new high-score. Completing over 200 challenges will definitely take time and will help you hone your skills for sure.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Coming full circle for the rebooted origin trilogy, British archaeologist Lara Croft goes out of her way to try and stop a Mayan apocalypse in the game by going against a sinister organization known as Trinity in South American tropical regions.

Other than cracking many complex puzzles as part of her missions, Lara would have to become one with her surrounding environment to strike on her unsuspecting enemies and fight against the hostile jungle on her own for the sake of her survival.

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Telltale's The Walking Dead on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
Step into the shoes of Lee Everett who takes custody of a young girl named Clementine in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and became a father figure to her as she toughened up to be a hardened survivor in a world swarmed by undead hordes.

Witness the beginning of an episodic adventure saga that begin with this game and gave Telltale Games recognition in video game developing. There are a lot more in it than surviving the zombies and each of your choices will have some consequences.

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Tomb Raider (2013) on Xbox Game Pass

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Although the original Tomb Raider saga started kicking in from 1993, this critically-acclaimed series took a reboot in 2013. The title re-envisioned the journey Lara Croft has gone through in her career of an adventurer to become a battle-hardened survivor.

Experience the Definitive Edition to play as Lara with enhanced performance and improved visuals, including all the original DLC of the game. So, go start solving puzzles and face off fanatic cultists on the lost island of Yamatai to forge the way of your legacy.

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Considering Rise of the Tomb Raider is already in their library of games along with over 100 other great titles, members of the service can now enjoy the entire trilogy when SOTTR joins the lineup on February 7.

Join Xbox Game Pass today to enjoy your first month for $1 only or just sign up to 14-Day Free Trial to see if it is worth trying out. With a huge collection of over 100 great games, we are certain that everyone can find something they like there.