Batman: Arkham City: When Marketing is Ruining Your Game

GameFront, "Sorry. I’m stepping in where Rocksteady and Warner Bros. should, because obviously the company doesn’t know how to keep its mouth shut or play its cards close to the chest for its upcoming sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. It seems like every few days, another detail spills out from the game disc to populate the Internet, and once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it."

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WhiteLightning2623d ago (Edited 2623d ago )

They've given away to much info, especialy on the villains.

People keep defending them saying "Well you don't need to click the article" is that supposed to help, the spoiler is usualy in the title or you'll see it on some other site. Once something is said all gaming sites will report on it.

strange19862623d ago (Edited 2623d ago )


Chuk52623d ago

Why don't we play the game when it comes out shall we?

cyborg69712623d ago

I'm sure that there are going to be many surprises in store for us when we play.

How about disconnecting from the interweb for a bit?

ReservoirDog3162623d ago

It's not that easy. We check n4g for fun. And all the spoilers are in the titles. So we're punished for trying to have fun on n4g cause the (great) developers don't understand the word discretion.

ReservoirDog3162623d ago

Very well said. This is exactly my gripe with this game and why I'll probably wait for the GOTY edition and get AC or something else instead.

Unless they've literally only showed the tip of the iceberg or something. But I know I won't preorder it.

Quagmire2623d ago

Same here. I'm waiting for the GOTY edition, so in the meantime I'll probably platinum Asylum until then.

KwietStorm2623d ago

I don't understand how the marketing or info overload has prompted you to wait for the game of the year edition?

ReservoirDog3162623d ago

Well the marketing has left me just...I don't know, it's left a bad taste in my mouth cause I hate seeing anything specific about a game before I play it. And these people forced me into seeing so much of this game just on the titles of articles. I haven't seen any of the videos, just the article titles and the game feels almost spoiled. And when I see real spoilers, I can't unthink them the whole time I play/watch something.

Also, the millions of costumes, dlc and stuff just screams a cheaper GOTY edition (cause there's no doubt that it'll win many GOTY awards) months from now. I never wait for GOTY editions but this one just makes sense. I'm sure I'll love the game but I gotta wait awhile for it.

KwietStorm2622d ago (Edited 2622d ago )

Do you think it'll be any easier to avoid once the game is actually out? Lol I'm definitely getting this game Tuesday. What I usually do if I plan to get the goty edition of a game with a lot of add ons is sell my existing copy, and with the difference it's actually cheaper than buying each DLC individually.

strange19862623d ago

Yeah I get annoyed with all the headlines that reveal stuff. I don't go seeking this information out - I just happen to catch it on the headline.

I don't agree with the author's complaints with regards to all the trailers though. You voluntarily watched them, so that's your own fault.

Also, comparing the marketing strategies behind this and Hard Reset is foolish. Hard Reset, albeit very nice looking, is a budget downloadable title, while Arkham City is a gigantic multiplatform AAA game. Obviously there is a difference in marketing.

LtSkittles2623d ago

Actually, I think the marketing is working very well. That is to say that I was hyped when they announced it in 2009, read all of the previews, and heard about Catwoman(didn't really hate it). There has only been one demo/previe, and they've been slowly revealing more of it.(The whole Two-Face takes Catwoman hostage one). They announced that the BTAS Batman was going to be in it, and then all of the othe BTAS skins, and Catwoman skins. Can't wait t o play it.

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