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Isn’t it quite obvious? Midway/DC thinks that Batman is the star in MK vs DC! Why else would he be at the forefront (and be the first one in those demo videos) of the game cover? Supes is waaaaay in the back.
Plus, why is he suddenly paired up against Scorpion? What happened to those teaser images/video? The one where he’s getting beat up by Sub-Zero?
If you didn’t know, Batman, being the iconic character that he is, HAS NOT yet received the proper video game treatment. A majority of previous bat-games has been reputed to be horrible examples of video game development. (Batman and Robin, anyone?)
Mikko just sent me some images from the new Bat-game that’s being developed by Eidos and Rocksteady, entitled Batman: Arkham Asylum. True, graphics are never in any way a promise of good gameplay, but seeing this? It sure looks like their doing right by Batman. Coming to the PS3, XBox360 and PC in 2009.
More screenies here.
With all the hype surrounding THAT other game with DC characters, it’s easy to overlook this other game in development.
It seems like they’re taking a Matrix Online approach — so instead of being any one of the members of the JLA, you’re this new up-and-coming hero who fights alongside Batman, Superman, etc.
The cool thing about it is, the overall creative director for this game is Jim Lee — so here’s your chance to see 3D representations of his work, in game form.
Trolling around Youtube got me this: a fan film by Miguel Mesas based on the Grant Morrison / Dave McKean graphic novel of the same name.
Though it’s not in english, what got me hooked is the excellent production. (They even got the fonts right!)
Think you’ve read everything Gaiman’s written? How ’bout this Gaiman-penned Ninja Hero Turtle* strip for Comic Relief from 1991?
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Hero Turtles*, as written by Neil Gaiman:
Not convinced? Read here for details.
* From Wikipedia:
Upon TMNT’s first arrival in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Austria and Germany, the name was changed to “Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles” (or TMHT, for short), since local censorship policies deemed the word ninja to have excessively violent connotations for a children’s program.
(Get it, before the high-res images expire!)
“‘Twas CBS that finally slayed the beast.”
CBS Cancelled Moonlight! Blergh. Continue reading ‘media bites.’