Batman: Arkham City GOTY DLC Roundup Includes New ‘Harley’s Revenge’ Expansion
Bats is finally getting the respect his property deserves with three phenomenal films and two superhero genre defining games all within the last ten years.
Last year’s heavy hitter, and one of the first blockbusters to weigh down the tail-end of 2011, is getting a Game of the Year Edition that boasts a crowded, ugly cover yelling at you to play it (above) as well as every shred of extra DLC content made for the game — including the brand new “final” chapter of Arkham City entitled ‘Harley’s Revenge.’
Arkham City GOTY releases for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 29th, you can watch the trailer hereabouts, and I’m betting you Bat-fanatics that haven’t parted with your original copy of AC can expect ‘Harley’s Revenge’ for individual download right around the time the re-release drops. No one has the scoop on the new DLC’s package, but if it’s being called the “final chatper,” chances are we may see either an epilogue to the game, a tie-in to the inevitable sequel (which we’ll call Arkham Galaxy), or all of the above.
As a would-be/wannabe writer, I would be remiss to not shine a spotlight (or, given that this is a blog, a flashlight) on the hard working wordsmiths behind my favorite medium.
Given that the WGA is a guild, it’s not surprising many other notable games and their writers were snubbed for nomination since you have to be certified in order to garner any recognition from the association. Hopefully that answers your question as to why Duke Nukem Forever isn’t nominated. Here be the nominees:
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
- Story by Alexandre Amancio, Jean Guesdon, Corey May, Darby McDevitt
- Multiplayer Story by Stéphane Blais, Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem
- Lead Script Writer Darby McDevitt
- Script Writers Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Corey May, Jeffrey Yohalem
- Greek and Turkish Ambient Dialogue Writer Vincenzo Beretta
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros. Interactive)
- Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker
- Story Written by Paul Dini, Paul Crocker, and Sefton Hil
Brink (Bethesda Softworks)
- Lead Writer Edward “Bongoboy” Stern
Mortal Kombat (2011) (Warner Bros. Interactive)
- Story by John Vogel, Brian Chard, Dominic Cianciolo, Alexander Barrentine, Jon Greenberg
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Written by Amy Hennig
Across all forms of writing, from T.V. to books to the back of napkins, nominees will be chosen at the Los Angeles hosted awards show on February 19th. I’ll keep you updated if Bongoboy wins (fingers crossed!).