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Rocksteady Unveils Batman Arkham Knight Dual Play Mode

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Batman Arkham Knight Dual Play System

Rocksteady confirms gamers can switch between controlling Batman & allies with dual play mode

When Batman: Arkham Asylum released the only help the caped crusader was able to get was from Oracle (Barbara Gordon). Trapped inside the infamous asylum there was no way Batman was going to be able to get help from his allies. In Rocksteady’s second outing, Batman: Arkham City, the camped crusader needed a helping hand. Enter former protege Nightwing and the older Robin to lend a helping hand. As fun as it was to have two members of the bat family make an appearance it wasn’t enough for fans.

What could be more fun than being able to truly take Nightwing and Robin out for a spin against a few baddies? Rocksteady agreed recently announcing that Nighwing, Robin, and Catwoman would all be playable characters; what more could fans ask for? Rocksteady however wasn’t satisfied with simply bringing a few of the Dark Knight’s closest into the game. In the Arkham Knight trailer “All Who Follow You” Rocksteady show off Batman, Robin, and Nightwing teaming up to perform tandem attacks.

Shortly after the scene senior animator Adam Vincent revealed Arkham Knight’s “Dual Play” system, saying those team ups are not exclusive to a co-op mode. Instead its a way for Batman to call on his allies when things get rough. Using the Dual Play system Batman can call for help when he is already in a fight or simply stalking his next villain. As soon as his allies arrive on the scene the Dual Play system allows players to swap between characters at will.

Being able to switch between characters with Dual Play will open up a brand new world of possibilites for players during fights. That will include splitting up so that one character can distract enemies long enough for their ally to perform a stealth attack. Rocksteady is also introducing brutal team combos to truly put thugs in their place. Series scriptwriter Martin Lancaster is even more excited about the power of Dual Play for Arkham Knight’s story, saying:

It’s fantastic because we’re able to build these relationships, not just through cinematic sequence, but right through the gameplay in every aspect of the game.

The system should definitely help gamers feel a greater connection to Batman and his allies as they use each character to progress through Arkham Knight. Rocksteady is showing a true investment in finishing the Arkham series as strongly as possible through its characters. Arkham Knight will feature a major cast of characters including Lucius Fox, Batman’s resident tech expert. The Riddler will also be making come back, this time with plans to overtake Gotham with an army of robots.

Then of course there is the mysterious Azrael with his holy mission to take over Batman’s place as the guardian of Gotham. This grand cast of characters and the Dual Play system are making Arkham Knight out to be the best title in the series.

Just like most other people are here, Ryan is very passionate about gaming and technology. When he's not writing about video games, you'll likely find him talking about the latest gadgets.

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The director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is making a final plea to content creators regarding spoilers

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is on the horizon, with our review already available. There’s just one week left until the game’s official release on February 29th, exclusively on PS5. This highly anticipated sequel to Remake, based on one of the most beloved video game stories, is best experienced without any spoilers, according to creative director Tetsuya Nomura.

On Twitter, Nomura made a final request for players and content creators to avoid spoiling the game for others, especially on social media and video-sharing platforms, where spoilers can spread rapidly. Naturally, there’s a specific moment that everyone is eagerly anticipating to see how it will compare to the 1997 original, and it’s bound to be quite chaotic on launch day. Nevertheless, Nomura still holds onto a glimmer of hope for humanity and has made a seemingly impossible request for content creators to exercise a degree of restraint.

It’s important to remember to include spoiler warnings when sharing content related to the game’s story on social media and video-sharing sites to avoid spoiling the experience for others. I would greatly appreciate it if you could avoid using scenes from important parts of the story in your video thumbnails.

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Nomura points out that the developers intentionally did not limit the recording and sharing features of the PS5 for any aspect of the game. They believe players should have the freedom to share and discuss their favorite gameplay moments. It remains to be seen if that trust was justified.

Do you think players and content creators will follow Nomura’s request and minimize spoilers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Xbox may want to become more acquainted with the Platinum Trophies on PS5 and PS4

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Obsidian’s first Xbox game, Pentiment, a historical adventure, is now available on the PS5 and PS4. From what we’ve seen, this port of a highly popular game seems to be solid, and we aim to provide you with a review soon. Meanwhile, one aspect caught our attention regarding the conversion that Microsoft may need to address in the future.

Pentiment’s list of Trophies perfectly mirrors its Xbox Achievements, featuring identical descriptions, titles, and icons. There is a slight variation between the two versions: PlayStation offers 42 trophies to unlock, whereas Xbox provides 41 achievements to earn. The distinction lies in the Platinum Trophy, which is awarded once you have collected all the other trinkets in the set.

Since it’s not included in the original game, the developer has not named the trophy, so it appears as ‘PlatinumTrophy’ in the list. This has already generated amusement among Trophy enthusiast communities. “They chose such a basic name for the Platinum Trophy and somehow still messed it up,” a fan expressed.

This issue is quite insignificant in the bigger picture and could likely be fixed with a quick update or patch. As Microsoft gains more experience with PlayStation development, we hope their command of the Trophy system will improve. After all, those platinums are difficult to earn and deserve a more memorable name.

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Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon have been excluded from the final roster of WWE 22K24

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2K Sports unveiled the complete roster for the upcoming WWE 2K24, featuring more than 204 playable superstars, including 70 Legends who are no longer part of the main rosters, along with eight managers. However, fans were quick to point out the absence of some notable names from the list: 7-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and former WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Lesnar was previously excluded from the Forty Years of WrestleMania edition.

Following accusations of sex trafficking against McMahon by a former WWE employee, a report from the Wall Street Journal brought the issue to light. Although Lesnar’s name was not directly mentioned in the proceedings, insiders informed the WSJ that he was the unidentified WWE champion in question. McMahon refuted the allegations but stepped down as WWE CEO the day following the federal lawsuit.

Nonetheless, Lesnar and McMahon will still be present in the game. GameSpot has reported that the Lesnar vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania 30 may be included in Showcase mode. It is speculated that another match already confirmed for Showcase mode (Stone Cold vs. The Rock, WrestleMania 17) will probably include an appearance from McMahon as well.

WWE 2K24 will be available for purchase on March 8th for PS5 and PS4, or March 5th for those interested in the Deluxe or WrestleMania editions.

 

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