Remastering the previous generation’s games for replay in the current console cycle is something that only a few titles warrant, but undoubtedly the first two installments of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham franchise deserve the upgrade and revisit. Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City (a trilogy finished by the current gen’s Batman Arkham Knight last year) revolutionized the expectations for a super hero game. These games create an entire side universe for Batman. Each character given a new look consistent to the tone and tenor of Arkham’s world. Each game succeeds wholly as a video game experience, and as a Batman story. Return to Arkham has all the DLC and content for the first two games in one package with upgraded graphics (graphics that caused a six month delay to get to the standard Rocksteady established). There feels like there’s still so many stories that could be told in this universe even if Rocksteady says they’re done, they left the ending of Arkham Knight wide open, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see us return to Arkham for another installment in the future. As always, the cheevos are the property and province of the peerless folks at xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Complete Achievement Trophy List for Batman: Return to Arkham Collection (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)→
The first story-based DLC for Batman Arkham Origins is available today for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Entitled, “Cold, Cold Heart”, the pack will tell how Victor Fries entered into the Arkham Universe of three (soon to be four) Batman games. I think it looks fantastic and I plan to get to playing immediately (especially since I’m stuck trying to maneuver a stupid remote batarang in the main game).
Premiering April 22nd, Cold Cold Heart is a story-based batch of DLC that will show Victor Fries’ entry into the Batman Arkham world. Unlike the main game, it looks like these achievements are actually achievable. Can’t wait to play it!
Master Wayne (30 points)
Take no damage when playing as Bruce Wayne
Let it Snow (20 points)
Receive the Extreme Environment Suit (XE Suit)
Drilling for Justice (20 points)
Assemble the cryonucleation tunneller – the cyodrill
Previously only available for the PS Vita (and the six people who own one), this side adventure to the Batman Arkham Origins story comes out today, available on the Xbox Marketplace for $19.99. I’m playing through the main game right now and enjoying it enormously (though I’m getting whomped by Deathstroke at the moment) so I’m deep in the Arkhamverse. This should tide Batfans over until Batman Arkham Knight arrives in October. I know you want your cheevos, though, so here’s the full achievement list courtesy of the fine folks at Xbox Achievement.org. Continue reading Achievement List for Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Out Today on XBLA!→