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Full Trailer For Harley Quinn Released

Highly anticipated Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year edition from Rocksteady Studios is almost here but satiate your needs by releasing the latest trailer.

Newcomers to this Dark Knight adventure can pick up “Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition” beginning May 29 in North America. The game will include on-disc all previously released downloadable content (“Catwoman Pack,” “Nightwing Bundle Pack,” “Robin Bundle Pack,” “Challenge Map Pack” and “Arkham City Skins Pack”), as well as the new “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” content. Fans who already own the original edition of Batman: Arkham City will be able to download “Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack” beginning May 29 on PlayStation®Network ($9.99) and the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 (800 Microsoft Points).

You can watch the new trailer below:

Harley Quinn’s Revenge: Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

The new “Game of the Year” edition for Batman: Arkham City has been announced by Rocksteady Studios. The game will be hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 29th. But be prepared for the new  “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” DLC, and the previously released DLC packs and a movie download of Batman: Year One (USA and Canada only).

For those fans who already own the original boxed edition of Batman: Arkham City can also download the new gameplay featuring Harley Quinn beginning on May 29th in both the PlayStation®Network and in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360.

This new gameplay mode puts players back in Arkham City in order to face their final challenge and play as both Batman and Robin. Players can utilize each of the character’s unique combat and other skills in order to uncover the sinister and vengeful plan of Harley Quinn. Fans will not only get n new storyline to play but they can also explore new environments and battle Harley’s new gang of thugs.

There is also DLC included on the disc which includes the “Catwoman Pack,” “Nightwing Bundle Pack,” “Robin Bundle Pack,” “Challenge Map Pack” and “Arkham City Skins Pack.”

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition is exactly what fans of the character and franchise were waiting for, all in all the game packages new gameplay content, seven maps, three playable characters, and 12 skins beyond the original retail release.

You can see the trailer for the edition and some Harley Quinn artwork from the game below:

Free Harley Quinn Update for Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

Today Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced a new update for the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available. The update will include a brand new level featuring Harley Quinn, a Bruce Wayne skin and achievements, and a Batarang mini-game, all for the low low price of free. It’s strange how consumers will pay top dollar for the latest tech but they’re hesitant for one dollar apps.

As I sat and reviewed the trailer for the new portion of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown I was instantly hit by the realization that Harley Quinn has somehow gone from this cute little thing, to a tarted up sex-pot. Yes, yes, I know that’s what the industry is all about these days but whatever happened to old school costumes and characters? Over the years I’ve watched many comic book characters get the costume overhaul. Some of it just turns way to suggestive. Have you seen the Star Sapphire’s latest costume? When Harley Quinn first debuted, it was in “Batman: The Animated Series”, the costumed started a a modest one piece, traditional harlequin jester outfit, worn by Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel who had some serious nightingale issues.

The popularity of the character prompted DC comics to introduce the Harley into their universe. This time the costume wasn’t so modest and over years became more and more… pronounced.

My initial reaction to the visual of Harley Quinn in the video game was that she looks very much like the Malkavian from Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, right down to the raccoon make-up and blonde pig-tails. Harley Quinn is supposed to have a one piece outfit with a hat, not some leather outfit and pig-tails. Although I can understand the attraction.

Since then, DC comics seems to have updated Harley’s costume with The New 52 reboot. The basis seems to merge the Arkham City video game attire with her traditional costume. Her hair is dyed half-red and half-blue, similar to the jester cap of her original costume, while the rest of the ensemble is still present day skimpy; but just appropriately color coded now.

Aside from the initial realization of Harley looking all wrong, the graphics on the game look very good. If the trailer is any indication of how the game plays on your iWhatever then it looks like the game runs smoothly and is well designed. Harley Quinn’s voice still sounds like a 60’s era chippy, but it’s what I grew up with and still a classic, right next to Mark Hamill voicing the Joker. The scenery is still wrapped in the darkness of Gotham City and at least Batman still looks like he should. The Dark Knight isn’t sporting any nipples on his costume. So that’s a big plus right there.