Meet Black Mask, the Real King of Crime in Gotham City

If you spend long enough in Gotham City, you’re going to start hearing some names. Some of them are good: Batman, Robin, Jim Gordon…you know the drill. Others? Not so much. You’ll probably get your fair share of warnings about guys like the Joker, the Penguin, maybe even the Riddler.

Those are all well and good, but I’m here to tell you that it’s time to forget all of ‘em and start thinking about one person and one person only: Roman Sionus, the Black Mask.  

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (2013)

 

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studios that brings the Batman Arkham experience for the first time to Nintendo and Sony handheld systems.  A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate brings the core Arkham pillars to a handheld format for the first time. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batman’s infamous gadgets, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate captures the genuine Arkham feel players have come to appreciate.

After gang-fueled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. With gripping 2.5-D graphics, fully voiced narrative, and a captivating storyline, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary that plays an important role in the Arkham universe.

Developer : 
Armature Studio
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Rating: 
On Sale Date: 
Oct 25 2013
Features: 
  • Compelling Storytelling – Embark on a high-quality cinematic experience on the small screen with 2D motion comic-style cut scenes at important story points along the way.
  • Encounter Familiar Characters – Meet legendary characters for the first time in the Arkham universe timeline including the city’s most famous femme fatale, Catwoman.
  • Tackle Bosses Strategically – Strategically choose the order in which you take-down crime bosses. But beware, the order you challenge bosses will influence the consequences and rewards you experience along the way.
  • Investigate The Scene – Employ Batman’s unprecedented detective skills to scrub a crime scene clean with an all-new environment analysis system. Discover hidden objects, follow invisible trails, and find concealed case files through Batman’s touch-screen scanning tool.
  • Utilize Iconic Weapons – Make use of an arsenal of familiar gadgets, as well as new items such as the explosive gel launcher. Unlock upgraded gadgets throughout the game to equip Batman with a full arsenal of weapons capable of taking down the most dangerous bosses.
Platform: 
PlayStation Vita
Nintendo 3DS

Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)

 

Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise.  Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.  Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.

Developer : 
WB Games Montréal
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Rating: 
On Sale Date: 
Oct 25 2013
Features: 
  • The Arkham Story Begins:  Batman: Arkham Origins features an all-new single-player campaign written by Dooma Wendschuh and Corey May, with Geoff Johns consulting. Players become an early-career Batman as he encounters for the first time many of the super villains that shape his future.   
  • Enhanced Detective Mode:  Batman’s detective skills are tested as never before with an all-new Crime Scene system that allows players to scrub through the evidence in order to find key pieces of information.  Players use Batman’s cowl and Bat Computer to digitally recreate crime scenes, allowing them track clues that normal eyes would miss. 
  • Gotham City as Never Seen Before:  Explore areas of Gotham City before its transformation into Arkham City, and experience all new areas and other iconic locations.  The dynamic and rich environments are filled with a variety of enemies, “crimes-in-progress” and other content that will encourage exploration and player engagement.
  • Most Wanted Side Missions:  Hunt down villains who are connected to, but not part of the core story.  It’s the player’s choice if and when they want to complete these threads. 
  • New Enemies:  Encounter new enemies such as the Armored Enforcer and Martial Artist who challenge fans to approach FreeFlow Combat in different ways. 
  • New Gadget:  Utilize an arsenal of familiar gadgets from previous Batman: Arkham games, as well as new items such as the Remote Claw.  Batman can take down enemies by using the Remote Claw to attach enemies to one another or to objects within the environment for quick takedowns. 
  • New and Familiar Characters:  Encounter a full cast of iconic DC Comics characters including Black Mask, Penguin, Deathstroke, Bane, Anarky, Captain Gordon, The Joker and others. 
Platform: 
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PC
Wii U

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)

Batman and Robin return in LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the highly-anticipated sequel to LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, the best-selling LEGO® videogame of all time. This time the Dynamic Duo join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to stop the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars.

Developer : 
TT Games
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Rating: 
On Sale Date: 
Oct 2 2012
Platform: 
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PC
Wii

Writer/artist Tony Daniel unveils a new Arkham in BATMAN #693

Pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum. Will the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman be enough help for Batman? Plus, the debuts of both the Gotham Shield Committee and Black Mask's Ministry of Death in writer/artist Tony Daniel's second issue. What more do you want? How about some pages? We can accommodate that, sure. BATMAN #693 hits 11/11. [gallery link="file"]

Batman Group Editor Michael Marts is scared...

In the spirit of my favorite time of the year…here are a few things that scare me. THE FLAMINGO. This guy has death and danger written all over him. He rides a motorcycle and rips people’s faces off for fun. Oh yeah, and to top it all off, he’s dressed head-to-toe in pink. What’s not to be afraid of? If Batman & Robin thought they had their hands full with Red Hood & Scarlet, well, they haven’t seen anything yet. Check out the Flamingo in all of his pink and face-ripping glory in BATMAN & ROBIN #6.

Some BLACKEST NIGHT news on a Monday night

bn-one-shots As some of you know, the Baltimore Retailer Summit is in full swing. We've got some news breaking during our presentation, so what better place to unveil it than here, on The Source?

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