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08.08.11

From Kevin Tancharoen – acclaimed director of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, the viral sensation with 12 million YouTube hits – comes Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a must-see 9 episode anthology from Warner Premiere, arriving on Blu-ray November 8 from Warner Home Video. Created by a fan for the fans, the newest release lets the consumer dive deeper into the origins of one of the most enduring franchises in history. Tancharoen talks about the series in this exclusive video interview from San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

08.05.11

Nolan North, the man of 1,000 voices, is about to get into gamers’ ears this Christmas. The Hollywood actor best known as the voice of Nathan Drake in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted game franchise is also heading to Gotham City. North will be reprising his role as Drake in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and also step into the much larger (at least size-wise) character of Oswald Cobblepot – better known as The Penguin – in Batman: Arkham City.

08.04.11

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided the first look at the new Man of Steel, revealing star Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Superman in the film from director Zack Snyder. The film also stars three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Cavill talks about Superman and World of Warcraft in this exclusive video interview.

08.02.11

If you've really, really been looking for a way to get back into Middle Earth like I have, then I have some good news for you. Lord of the Rings: War in the North is going to be released soon. And by soon we mean we have a release date. And for those of you thinking, "Oh, another licensed game!" No, stop that. I played this game at PAX East. Its going to deliver.

08.01.11

Suda 51 must be having a field day with his game projects right now.  His last game release, the underrated but thoroughly enjoyable Shadows of the Damned, allowed him to collaborate with Akira Yamaoka (of Silent Hill fame) and Shinji Mikami (of Resident Evil fame) on a completely unique storyline, an effort that has paid off creatively, if not commercially.  Now his next project has been set in stone, and it's teaming him up with a very unlikely source...one that should definitely pay off when WB Games releases it next year.

07.28.11

Bastion is, in a word, incredible. It takes the standard Action RPG formula and adds enough quirks and style to make it feel completely different. It shows the incredible potential of downloadable games as rich and rewarding game experiences in their own right. 

07.24.11

The dynamic duo of Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con teamed up once again to promote the latest Warner Bros. TV shows and video games at the San Diego convention with free swag. Among the games getting primary marketing as over-sized bags this year are Batman: Arkham City and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Over 130,000 bags were handed out to fans at the Con over the event.

07.24.11

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment used Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego to announce that Stana Katic, star of ABC’s popular TV series “Castle,” will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in Batman: Arkham City.  The actress made the rounds at the annual convention to promote the new season of the Nathan Fillion TV show as well as talk about her first video game role. The game will ship in North America beginning October 18, 2011 for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.  

07.24.11

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.  On August 9th, WB Games will release its final downloadable character for Mortal Kombat, and it's none other than legendary film icon Freddy Krueger.  While we're mildly disappointed that we won't have the opportunity to beat the crap out of Jason Voorhees in the game (c'mon, Netherrealm, OPPORTUNITY!), we were impressed when we got a chance to play as him at a recent Gamestop event during the week of Comic-Con.

07.21.11

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios used San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to announce the fourth DLC warrior to enter the Mortal Kombat fight -- legendary dream stalker Freddy Krueger. Featuring two vicious fatalities, an arcade ladder story ending, and a full move set, this marks the first time Freddy has ever challenged the brutal kombatants of the legendary fighting game. Check out the Freddy Krueger Jackie Earle Haley video interview below.

07.19.11

While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 rules the box office, the movie franchise will have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. In addition, plenty of cosplay attendees will be dressed as their favorite characters from the books and films. This shows how the franchise is far from over for Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, and others to cash in for years to come.

07.19.11

Hope you got $100 lying around, because you're going to need it.  Hot on the heels of our report this past week regarding a collector's edition of Batman: Arkham City, WB Games has indeed confirmed that it exists.  And not only do we have the first image to prove it, but we also have official contents.  Bat freaks are going to LOVE this...

07.17.11

With Christopher Nolan filming The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh this summer, Warner Bros. Pictures is sitting out San Diego Comic-Con. But Batman will be present throughout the Con in video games, TV shows and the world premiere of the brand new animated Blu-ray, Batman: Year One. The developers of Batman: Arkham City will be on hand to reveal new information on that much-anticipated game, as well. Check out the schedule below this developer video for the big game.

07.17.11

Batman: Arkham City is just about three months away from release, and the sheer scope and magnitude of the sequel make it look like it'll easily top Game of the Year-winner Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Bigger stages, ability to play as side characters (Catwoman and Robin, namely), new villains...just every aspect of the game looks to be better than ever.  But what about the collector's edition of the game that's making the rounds?  Will it be better?  It sounds that way...