Showing posts with label Rocksteady Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rocksteady Studios. Show all posts

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Job Listing Suggests Superman Game in Development?

Recent job postings by Rocksteady Studios drops hint for a long-rumored Superman title as upcoming project.

After a very successful run with their critically-acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, British video game developer Rocksteady Studios didn't come out with any releases for the past few years.

That changed back in May, when a brand-new poster for one of the most popular DC Comics superhero, Superman suddenly showed up on image-based online bulletin board 4chan. The company however, remained silent on the matter but a recent job posting strongly indicates what they are up to.

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Job Listing Suggests Superman Game in Development?

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On their official website, Rocksteady posted a bunch of new job listings this week for animation, arts, audio, dialogue writing and game design departments. Without dropping any major clues that makes everything too obvious, they revealed that the applicants will be working on a "highly-anticipated AAA title".

They are also looking for a community manager, who will also end up doing live gameplay presentations, presumably to announce the developer's next project in-works.

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At this point a new game on Dark Knight would not probably excite players that much of a title on Superman, because the former had so many and the latter had next to zero. The leaked poster from May actually made many to believe that an official reveal will eventually take place at E3 2018 but unfortunately, there was nothing.

Last year, Rocksteady game manager Gaz Deaves even stated on Twitter that people are going to "lose their minds" hearing about their next project.

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Based on the evidence present to us, if Rocksteady Studios have really decided to move a new flight with Man of Steel then they are probably going to the right direction.

Because, alongside WB Games, they have already proved their worth in making fan-favorite video games on superhero genre by delivering games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight. It is time that they focus their attempts on a Superman title that truly depicts his heroism.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Batman: Arkham Origins Best Ever Price on Fanatical

An underrated title from Batman: Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Origins is $3.99 on Fanatical for a limited time.

Although, chronologically set earlier before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, action-adventure title Batman: Arkham Origins from WB Games and Warner Bros. Interactive came out third in the line of release. Often remained underrated, the game is actually one of the finest from entire Batman: Arkham series and now this game is available for a heavily discounted price on online video game retailer store Fanatical at 92% off, for $3.99 only.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Best Ever Price on Fanatical

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To freshen up your memory a little bit on the game, here goes the official trailer for The Dark Knight in his early year of crime-fighting.

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The story of Arkham Origins sets around during a midwinter Gotham City when vigilante Batman is operating in his second year of crime-fighting, five years prior to Arkham City. On Christmas Eve, he found out sadistic crime lord Black Mask has placed a $50-million bounty over his head following a jailbreak at Blackgate Penitentiary and now, eight of the world's deadliest assassins are going crazy to collect the prize for their own, which raised a crime wave in Gotham.

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As one of the Star Deals on Fanatical, the offer gets you Complete Pack of Arkham Origins, which includes Steam keys for the main game, Season Pass, Supply Drop 1 DLC, Supply Drop 2 DLC and finally, the Black Mask Challenge Pack. So, you are about to gain access to play as Batman in a Freeflow combat system and apply stealth techniques for a true experience of becoming The Dark Knight. A wide-array of dangerous super-villains from DC Universe is for you to take on now.

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Revisit Gotham as The Dark Knight

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Even though not everyone's favorite, Batman: Arkham Origins is one of the best superhero games ever made and has a ton of replaying value, which modern-day games are lacking a lot these days. Since this is a limited time offer for 24 hours and many have already claimed it, we suggest you better add this in your Steam library as soon as possible if you are looking forward to play this one.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Rocksteady Rumored to Announce Superman Game?

Rumor has it that developer Rocksteady Studios is going to announce an Open World Superman game very soon.

Developer Rocksteady Studios were the ones behind the critically-acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, which probably is the best iteration of Batman on video game media. The franchise started with Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009 as we saw a perfectly balanced Dark Knight with equal part stealth and some serious butt-kicking action. Recently, a new poster on an image-based online bulletin board 4chan seems to be hinting at an upcoming open world Superman game from the same developer.

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Rocksteady Rumored to Announce Superman Game?

Rocksteady went full open world with Arkham City and Arkham Knight after their first attempt of making a decent The Dark Knight game was successful. Just like we experienced all those fan-favorite insane villains from the pages of comic-book coming live in Arkham series, we believe they will do the same justice with everyone's favorite big blue here. It's been a few years that fans are being teased for a Superman game from the same studio but got nothing so far.

We couldn't even get any confirmation on whether or not they have started with any development work at all or is the project got scrapped, which actually happens more time than you think. The idea was also presented that perhaps it has been secretly developed by them to release as a tie-in to some future live-action Superman film but what we didn't have is some solid information. With the emergence of the new poster online, we now have more reasons to be doubtful.

From what we were able to gather from the post was that the developers will officially reveal the game itself a few weeks before E3, which marks the date for June, 2018.

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Rumored Rocksteady Superman Game Poster

Other than the poster, we have some brief details on the game that seems promising even though sources are not officially confirmed yet.

  • Made by Rocksteady
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Big open world Metropolis (about 3 times the size of Arkham Knight with a lot more buildings)
  • Can't play as Clark Kent
  • Main villain is Brainiac
  • Nerfed Superman (TAS Levels)
  • Semi-destructible environments (think AK, no buildings are falling over)
  • Combat system integrates the flying (kind of like DBZ, you can punch someone then zoom towards them and repeat)
  • Set within the Arkhamverse
  • Tons of easter eggs to Superman's lore, and some to the events that took place in the Batman Arkham Franchise

The problem with anonymous sources is that they have no validity no matter how much information they have and that's why they are not reliable at all. The poster from the thread sure looks like a concept art of some sort but it turns out to be an excellent fan-art by artist Charles Logan from his ArtStation account, which he actually posted three years back. According to artist himself, it sure was a concept art for a client’s Superman video game pitch but it was scrapped later.

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Brainiac to be Main Villain

This is not the first time a "leak" was claimed by a 4chan post about a game on Man of Steel but one of many. In November 2017, there was another rumor from the same website which claimed a cover story regarding the game will be featured on Game Informer, which was declined by executive editor Andrew Reiner himself. Apparently there was another rumor from three years ago, when this rumor first came out and Logan's art was also from around the same time. So, is there a chance that it was truly for a Superman game? If it is, can it be brought back?