Quick notes: Robin in Arkham, Minecraft gets adventures, no Move/Kinect support in FIFA
Yes, the boy wonder is coming down to Arkham City. First spotted in a blurry image and then in online postings, Robin’s appearance in the upcoming sequel is pretty much confirmed despite the lack of an official announcement. The game is due out this October on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Minecraft creator Notch revealed that the v1.7 update will include “adventures” in a bid to “flesh out the game a bit, making it reward exploration and combat more.” It will also have support for mods. No release date was given.
Finally, EA Sports’ Andrew Wilson stated that there would be no support for either PlayStation Move or Kinect in FIFA 12. He notes that they do not “add value” to the game.
Batman: Arkham Asylum “Silent Predator” Trailer
A new trailer from Batman: Arkham Asylum has been released, showing off the stealth gameplay.
In development at Rocksteady, the new game is due out this summer on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game is being made with the help of Batman: The Animated Series veterans, including writer Paul Dini and the voices of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy.
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2K Games' E3 Events
2K Games will be hosting quite a few events at its booth at this year’s E3. Below is the full schedule:
Wednesday, May 11th
Time: 1-2:30, 3:30-4pm, 4:30pm-5pm
Who: Marc Silvestri and Paul Jenkins are the co-creators of the comic book The Darkness, as well as contributors to the upcoming, gritty, action/adventure game for next generation consoles that is based on the comic.
Thursday, May 12th
Time: 2-3pm, 3:30pm-4pm
Who: Adam West, the voice of Mayor of Quahog in the cult cartoon the Family Guy, will reprise his role in the upcoming humorous action/adventure video game based on this popular cartoon.
Multi-Player Prey Tournament:
Come take part in an 8-player head-to-head PC tournament with Prey, the upcoming PC/Xbox 360 FPS game from 2K, developed by Human Head Studios and produced by 3D Realms.
Wednesday: Signup and Qualifying throughout the day (first come, first served)
Thursday: Semi-finals begin at 9:30am
Friday: Finals at 11am and Championship Game at 3pm
The Grand prize is a VoodooPC HEXX gaming PC customized for Prey, with premium prizes from AMD, Creative and Logitech. In addition, attendees who play Prey at the 2K booth receive a free Prey customized Func Original sUrface1030 mousing surface (while supplies last), courtesy of ATI and 2K.
Justice League: Heroes in NA and Europe
Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive have announced that they have signed an agreement that will see the former publishing Justice League: Heroes for the PS2, Xbox and PSP in North America and Europe this Fall.
Developed by Snowblind Studios, JL: Heroes is an action-adventure game with role-playing customization, letting players step into the underwears of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable heroes. Each hero will possess character-specific, upgradeable superpowers, resulting in unique controls and fighting styles. Co-op will make its presence in the game in the form of one-to-two player cooperative combat.