Batman: Arkham Origins – Gotham Goes To Hell in games™ 138
We walk the streets of Gotham City as we explore the world of Batman: Arkham Origins in games™ 138, out now.
Finally stepping out of the shadows, this month’s games™ is adorned with the maniacal grin of The Joker – Batman’s greatest nemesis. In issue 138, out today, we visit WB Montreal’s offices to get an exclusive look at Batman: Arkham Origins, revealing new characters and locations set to debut in the prequel to Rocksteady’s Arkham City. Elsewhere in the mag you’ll find our verdict on the divisive Ouya console, an intimate conversation with The Chinese Room and an insight into Godus from the ever-ebullient Peter Molyneux.
We’ve also got a first look at The Sims 4, detailing the exciting changes made to the massive life sim as it reaches its milestone fourth instalment.
You’ll also find the usual batch of sterling opinion and knowledge spread across the reviews, previews and retro content, including the games™ verdict on Dota 2 and Shadowrun Returns, a look ahead to Watch Dogs, The Division and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, alongside a Retro Guide To Castlevania and a behind the scenes look at Eternal Darkness. More than enough reason to stop you going crazy for a few weeks.
Batman: Arkham Origins:
Warner Bros Games Montreal picks up the baton from Rocksteady to create a night of living hell for the fabled Caped Crusader.
How Ubisoft Massive’s massively-multiplayer action fest deconstructs the Clancyverse and gives DayZ a run for its money.
Molyneux On Godus:
From Curiosity to Godus, Peter Molyneux takes us through the process behind his latest creation, and his hope that it will be something wonderful.
Ouya: The Verdict:
The infamous $99 console finally makes its appearance, but is the Ouya any good? We delve into the hardware and software of the tiny console/
The Chinese Room:
A roundtable discussion on all things videogames with the developers behind the boundary-pushing indie darling, Dear Esther.
Building The PS4:
The PlayStation 4′s lead architect Mark Cerny discusses how the new hardware was born.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist:
games™ speaks to Blacklist’s lead designer on the last Splinter Cell game of this generation.
Comprised of three ex-Maxis employees, the newly formed Jellygrade discusses its ‘life sim’.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
Tales Of Xillia
Project X Zone
Plants Vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time
Dynasty Warriors 8
Deus Ex: The Fall
One Finger Death Punch
Mighty Switch Force 2
Behind The Scenes: Eternal Darkness:
games™ speaks with Denis Dyack about the GameCube’s unforgettable horror classic.
Interview: Stephen Hornback:
The artist behind Duke Nukem speaks.
Game Changers: Elite
A look at one of the defining games of all time.
The Retro Guide To Castlevania:
The complete guide to the Belmont clan’s many adventures against the Prince of Darkness.
games™ issue 138 is available now in newsagents and online in both print and digital. You can also subscribe to games™ at a discounted rate at GreatDigitalMags and receive the latest issue on your doorstep early.