Batman Arkham Knight – Sony’s Japanese PS4 TV Commercial is Absolutely Hilarious

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Sony is promoting Batman Arkham Knight in Japan with a hilarious new TV commercial.

The description and translation below was provided by DualShockers’ Giuseppe Nelva:

Popular actor Takayuki Yamada returns and this time he’s chatting with his manager at a restaurant. The manager asks him to go back to work. Yamada-san apologizes, and admits that he’s taking a break for a PS4 game. The manager asks whether it’s for Batman, and Yamada-san is surprised, asking how does he know.

The manager mentions that he obviously knows, because Yamada-san is wearing a Batman cosplay. After an exchange in which he’s encouraged to stop going overboard, Yamada san fervently describes why the game is awesome.

The manager tells him that he’s going too far with the cosplay, and Yamada San gets into “epic mode,” and says “This is not a cosplay. I am Batman!” the rest is history.

You can check out the trailer, a making of video and some stills below:

Rocksteady and Warner Bros, have released the Official Trailer for Batman Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC.

The trailer can be viewed below:

Set prior to the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise.


When The Joker kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and holds him hostage at the Seagate Amusement Park, Batgirl and Robin must fight against the odds to save him and avoid falling victim to The Joker’s sinister plan. Trained by Batman, Batgirl’s combat combines with unparalleled hacking abilities to take down enemies, control objects and solve puzzles.

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Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available July 14 for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and are connected to the Internet, or it can be purchased separately on July 21 for $6.99 MSRP on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

Warner Bros has. issued a press release a few days ago to announce the release date for the Batgirl A Matter of Family DLC, in which they did mention that the updated PC version will be made available soon.

Warner Bros states:

“Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is available now for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PC version of the game will be available in the coming weeks.”

Even though they did not announce a specific release date, we can likely expect the PC version to be back on sale soon enough. They have recently listed the key areas that they are focusing on for improving performance:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
  • Fix for low resolution texture bug
  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu
  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops
  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
  • Enabling AMD Crossfire
  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
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Warner claims, that Rocksteady is now leading its “team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering.”

“The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place.”

Batman Arkham Knight is available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information as soon as it become available


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