Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Warner Bros.

Guardians of Middle-earth set to launch in December

Guardians of Middle-earth (360, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that Monolith Productions’ upcoming strategy title Guardians of Middle-earth will be available this December. The game will launch digitally on December 4 for $14.99 on PSN, and this fall for 1200 MS Points on Live Arcade. The title will also be available at select retail stores for $29.99 on the same dates as their online counterparts, with the price difference being due to boxed copies coming with vouchers to download the post-launch map, gameplay, and character DLC packs.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Midway Arcade Origins to bring 30-plus retro titles to 360, PS3

Midway has had a few popular compilations over the years, with last generation’s Arcade Treasure line being a noteworthy set, and Warner Bros. is ensuring that the current generation will get their retro fix with Midway Arcade Origins. Currently in development at Backbone Entertainment, Arcade Origins will contain over 30 titles from yesteryear, including Gauntlet, Joust, Marble Madness, Spy Hunter, and Super Off Road. The games will also support up to three players in local co-op as well as leaderboards.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

PC version of Gotham City Imposters now free-to-play from Steam

Gotham City Imposters (360, PC, PS3) PC Free to Play Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another joins the free-to-play ranks today. Warner Bros. has announced that the PC version of Monolith Production’s team-based shooter Gotham City Imposters can now be downloaded for free from Steam. The original game, which features up to a dozen players battling it out over eight Batman-themed maps and four modes, are accessible, as well as all of the new weapons, mascots, and maps that were added via post-launch DLC.

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Lollipop Chainsaw out, already making a mess on store shelves

Lollipop Chainsaw (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

It is time to once again dispatch the shambling hordes. Your latest tour of zombie-gutting duty comes from Warner Bros. and Grasshopper Manufacture, Lollipop Chainsaw. As 18-year-old chainsaw-toting Juliet Starling, players will face the undead apocalypse as Starling squares off against—let me double check this…yep—zombie rock lords. Sounds about right for Grasshopper Manufacture.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Warner Bros.: Arkham City Armored Edition Wii U bound

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition (Wii U) E3 2012 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dark Knight will be making his way to the Wii U later this year. Warner Bros. has announced that WB Games Montréal is reconfiguring Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City for the Wii U and Wii U GamePad, and will be releasing the new version as Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. In addition to GamePad support, the Armored Edition will also include all of the content from the base game and all of the DLC released to date. It will also introduce the Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) mode and new Armored Suits for Batman and Catwoman. The suits allow players to build up kinectic energy during combat, and then release it by engaging the B.A.T. mode, dealing additional damage.

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Convention, Wii U

Lego The Lord of the Rings treking to Mount Retail later this year

Lego Lord of the Rings (360, 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Vita, Wii) Announcement - Screenshot 1

You shall pass! Warner Bros. has announced TT Games’ next Lego adventure, Lego The Lord of the Rings. Based on the film trilogy, Lord of the Rings is scheduled to ship this fall for the 360, 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, and Wii. The family-friendly quest will task gamers with solving riddles and battling blocky foes on their way to Mount Doom. Players will get to travel through the Misty Mountains, Mines of Moria, encountering Orcs, Uruk-hai, and the Balrog.

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Guardians of Middle-earth bringing Tolkienian MOBA action this fall

Warner Bros. is jumping into the multiplayer online battle arena genre this fall with Guardians of Middle-earth for the 360 and PS3. The Monolith-developed title will feature 10 players brawling in five-versus-five battles throughout Middle-earth, calling in the aid of over 20 guardians, including Gandalf, Sauron, and Gollum. In-game voice chat, stat tracking, and leaderboards will supplement the action.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Just Batman and Robin busting heads in Harley Quinn’s Revenge

Batman: Arkham City (360, PC, PS3) 360 and PS3 DLC and GOTY Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. has released some new screenshots from the upcoming Batman: Arkham City DLC epilogue Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack. The final chapter, estimated to last over two hours, is scheduled to launch on May 29 for 800 MS Points/$9.99. The pack will also be included with the Game of the Year Edition, also set to be released on May 29.

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Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition, new mission DLC announced

Batman: Arkham City (360, PC, PS3) 360 and PS3 Game of the Year Edition and DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gamers who missed out on last year’s Batman: Arkham City are now going to get the chance to catch up all in one go with Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition. Set to launch on May 29 for the 360 and PS3, the GOTY Edition will include the base game, the Harley Quinn’s Revenge two-hour epilogue chapter, all five DLC packs, and a Batman Year One movie download. Owners of Arkham City will be able to play Harley Quinn’s Revenge as well when it launches on Live and PSN on May 29.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition hits PC, 360

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (360, PC) 360 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After years of wandering, Geralt has finally made it to the land of the consoles with the release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the 360. The CD Projekt RED-developed action-RPG, released last year for the PC, is an epic adventure filled with heavy world interaction, battles with giant krakens and mercenaries, and branching progression paths. The console version comes with a quest handbook, world map, and soundtrack for $59.99, while PC gamers will be able to download all of the new content, which includes about four hours of additional gameplay and 35 minutes of new cinematics, in the free Enhanced Edition update.

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