In this week’s videogame releases, Marvel’s Avengers assemble… their Lego bricks. Also, Batman exposes his origins, the human revolution gets revamped, and more. All-in-all, the week is packed with goodies.
Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
After two huge ‘Arkham’ titles, ‘Batman: Arkham Origins‘ reverts the story to the ‘Year One’ era. Even so, the game is still packed with villains looking to assassinate the masked vigilante. The hype has worked on me this time. I’ve gone from tepid interest to wishing this game was coming to the new consoles. In order to cut down on story spoilers, Warner Bros. is releasing the game on Friday rather than Tuesday.
Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate (PS Vita, 3DS)
For many, ‘Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate‘ is more compelling than its console counterpart. The game is a 2.5D side-scroller, and the story has Batman fighting from within Blackgate prison. Word is that players can choose when to face certain bosses, and thereby change the game’s ending to one of three possibilities. I can’t imagine why Vita owners would pass on this one.
Lego: Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS, DS, PC)
Avengers fans, Marvel fans and Lego fans unite! ‘Lego: Marvel Super Heroes‘ brings all of the Marvel properties together, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Agent Coulson, etc., to fight Loki, Galactus, Sandman, Abomination and… the list goes on. Just be sure to bring a (young) friend along, because the same-screen co-op play option is a must. Xbox One and PS4 versions will follow next month.
Rocksmith 2014 (360, PS3, PC)
It’s been two years since ‘Rocksmith’ debuted, and the rhythm game with real guitars has garnered a reputation as the quickest way to learn how to play the guitar. The new game, ‘Rocksmith 2014‘, looks to be packed with modes and instructional techniques to serve both expert and newbie guitar players. The riff mode alone demonstrates how much more advanced ‘Rocksmith 2014’ is over the rhythm games of old.
Wii Party U (Wii U)
At last, the Wii U gets its long-promised party game, ‘Wii Party U‘. Not only does the mini-game pack include a black Wii Remote Plus, it also has a horizontal GamePad stand for crazy tabletop action.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ returns with a ‘Director’s Cut packed with new features at a value price (except for the Wii U version). The update boasts second screen support, director’s commentary, a new Game+ mode, and bunch of fixes and visual retouches, plus major changes for the thing that really hurt the original version – the boss fights.