Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Warner Bros.

Dying Light gameplay trailer showcases Natural Movement system

In preparation for its presentation at E3, Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The video, running at just over a minute and a half, features the game’s Natural Movement system, which combines parkour, ziplining, and both melee and long-range combat.

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Batmobile showcased in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, screens

Warner Bros. Interactive has released a new trailer showing off the Batmobile from the upcoming Arkham finale by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight. The Batmobile Battle Mode Reveal Trailer details the combat mode’s loadout as it transforms for combat, pointing out all the guns, rockets, and gadgets that players will get to use in their battle for Gotham. A few action shots were also released for good measure.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets new gameplay trailer, screenshots

The first gameplay trailer has been released from Batman: Arkham Knight. Titled Evening the Odds, the video features Scarecrow returning to Gotham City on a mission to unite Batman’s enemies and take the city. Gangs run wild in the streets, Batman takes to his Batmobile to crack some skulls, and a new villain makes their way into the series. At a little over two minutes, I’m pretty sure this is the fastest that Gotham’s gone to hell.

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Techland delays Dying Light, rescheduled to launch early 2015

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Video Announcement - Screenshot 6

Dead Island and Call of Juarez developer Techland has released a statement announcing that they have pushed back their open-world survival title Dying Light to next February. The title is currently scheduled to come out for five systems, and the release notes that the extra time will mean that they “won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms.” The full statement is available below.

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Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots reveal new villain, classic ride

Batman Arkham Knight (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) March Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screenshots has been released from Rocksteady Studios’ upcoming Arkham finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. The shots feature the (drivable) Batmobile as well as the newest villain, Arkham Knight. Batman will not only have to face off against the newcomer but also a coalition of old foes—Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn—led by Scarecrow.

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WB calls in Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet

Warner Bros. Interactive will be bringing Gauntlet back to life for PC by way of developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Gauntlet will kick off a new direct-to-digital line under WB Games Vault, and will retain the action-RPG, multi-class setup of its predecessors. Players will be able to venture around procedurally generated dungeons and battle against demons, ghosts, and other monsters as an Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Valkyrie.

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Monsters breathing easier, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed to 2015

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) February 2015 Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Geralt is getting a reprieve before tackling his next challenge in The Witcher 3. Unfortunately, what’s good news for the monster hunter is bad news for fans of the series as that means that the third installment has been delayed. CD Projekt RED has released an open letter announcing that the release of Wild Hunt has been pushed back until next February. The letter, which also details the reasoning behind the delay, can be found below.

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Arkham series to end this year with Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady will be returning to the Batman: Arkham series for the storyline’s finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the conclusion will ship later this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Series fans will have to face off against old foes as Scarecrow returns with a cohort of villainous allies, including Harley Quinn, Pengiun, and Two-Face. All of Gotham City will be a battleground next time around, and now gamers will have a chance to zip around the city in the Batmobile. A nearly four-minute trailer, Father to Son, was also released.

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Dying Light video shows the difficulties of surviving after sundown

Techland has released a nine-plus-minute video showing off more of their upcoming action title Dying Light. The footage shows a bit of the combat switch-up that’s necessary as the game switches from day to night. During the day, the infected are slow and easily distracted, allowing players to use parkour to jump between rooftops and over fences, distract them with firecrackers, and take them down before becoming overwhelmed. When the game switches to night, they become more aggressive, harder to shake, and hungrier, which drives them to be more active, allowing them to climb, jump, and run. Regardless of the time of day, it looks like slide kicking a zombie-ish thing off a building will always be satisfying.

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LEGO The Hobbit coming to consoles, handhelds, and PC in 2014

Lego The Hobbit Videogame (360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

LEGO and TT Games will be returning to Tolkien’s universe next year with LEGO The Hobbit. Based on Peter Jackson’s ongoing Hobbit trilogy, LEGO will feature Bilbo, the Dwarves, and Gandalf as they go through the storyline of the first two films, using their special abilities to make their way around roaming orcs and trolls. The gang will also venture through some of the films’ prominent locations, picking up treasure and solving puzzles along the way.

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