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Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby gary2692 » Jan 21st, 2015, 6:55 pm

According to the website "Attack of the fanboy" a novelisation based off Rocksteady's upcoming game: Batman Arkham Knight will be released later this year!

The official novelization of Batman: Arkham Knight has been listed by Amazon.com and will be released on July 7th, 2015. This is roughly a month after the actual game comes out on June 2nd, 2015.

The novel for Batman: Arkham Knight will be published by Titan Books and is 320 pages long. The book will just be a written form of the plot and actions portrayed in the actual game. Marv Wolfman, author of many DC Comics and Marvel comic books, is writing the novel.

Synopsis for the book:
THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION OF THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED GAME OF 2015 -- BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT! Gotham City is in chaos as the criminal organizations run wild, seeking to fill the void left by the death of the Joker. When the Scarecrow threatens to unleash a toxin that will kill scores of innocents, the result is uncontrollable panic.

It’s unknown at this moment if the Batman: Arkham Knight novel will expand on the game’s story. We do know a comic book published by DC will be out later this year, and will be a prequel to the game.

Source: http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/batma ... s-a-novel/

UPDATE:
Another novel based off Batman: Arkham Knight was listed as well, but this one is titled "The Riddler's Gambit". No news has been revealed on what this book will be about but it consists of 320 pages like the official novelisation and will be released June 2nd 2015 alongside Batman: Arkham Knight.

Personally, I imagine the book will be based off the Riddler side mission in Batman: Arkham Knight. If so, and they are writing a whole book about it, the Riddler's side mission will be a long, eventful feature in the game.

The synopsis for the book:
THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED GAME OF 2015 -- BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT! The Joker's death has left a void in the Gotham City underworld; a void the Riddler seeks to fill in the deadliest way possible. Creating a path of death and destruction, the criminal mastermind places Batman and Robin in an unwinnable scenario, with the clock ticking down the moments to disaster.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Batman-Arkham-Kni ... KC755C7HY1
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby BuNKiTZ » Jan 22nd, 2015, 2:50 pm

Huh, interesting. I don't read novelizations of games and stuff, but maybe I'll pick this one up if I hear good things about it. That or I can't get enough of Arkham Knight.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby Batwoman » Jan 22nd, 2015, 5:20 pm

320 pages is kinda long for a video game novel , I guess . Does this mean that AK will be longer than AA , AC and AO ?
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby gary2692 » Jan 22nd, 2015, 5:47 pm

Batwoman wrote:320 pages is kinda long for a video game novel , I guess . Does this mean that AK will be longer than AA , AC and AO ?


Well, the assassins creed novels are about 450 pages long. But I hope that Arkham knight is longer than its predecessors.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby TheJester » Jan 22nd, 2015, 8:24 pm

Considering that a lot of people play the Arkham games for the story, this is a smart move. I'd rather play the game to have the visuals alongside it though.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby Red_Robin » Jan 22nd, 2015, 10:01 pm

This is pretty cool and I can confirm that it is legit. I don't have any other details aside from the fact that Marv Wolfman is writing (and that's pretty cool). Blog post coming tomorrow evening. :alfred:
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby TFDutchman » Jan 22nd, 2015, 11:24 pm

Kinda makes me hope that they'd go back and adapt Asylum, City and Origins into novel format.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby Batwoman » Jan 22nd, 2015, 11:55 pm

TFDutchman wrote:Kinda makes me hope that they'd go back and adapt Asylum, City and Origins into novel format.



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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby BuNKiTZ » Jan 23rd, 2015, 1:53 am

Hmm, speaking of novelizations, are there comic book adaptations of the games? Like, not the prequels and stuff, but the actual story found in the game.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby Batwoman » Jan 23rd, 2015, 2:10 am

BuNKiTZ wrote:Hmm, speaking of novelizations, are there comic book adaptations of the games? Like, not the prequels and stuff, but the actual story found in the game.

I made one for Arkham City when it came out . Just sayin´...
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby gary2692 » Jan 23rd, 2015, 4:26 pm

Red_Robin wrote:This is pretty cool and I can confirm that it is legit. I don't have any other details aside from the fact that Marv Wolfman is writing (and that's pretty cool). Blog post coming tomorrow evening. :alfred:


Red Robin, did I get the news post rules right. Or is there anything I can improve on
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby EliParker » Jan 23rd, 2015, 6:55 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Batman-Arkham-Kni ... ham+knight

Any idea about Batman Arkham Knight Riddler's Gambit?
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby Mani-Man » Jan 23rd, 2015, 7:13 pm

Are there any official novels of batman or any comic book character out there?
I find this idea really interesting.
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby EliParker » Jan 23rd, 2015, 7:48 pm

Mani-Man wrote:Are there any official novels of batman or any comic book character out there?
I find this idea really interesting.


Here is a link for Spider-man novels, but they are pretty old now. For what it is worth, I enjoyed them for what they were. There is also Tomb Raider novels.

http://www.amazon.com/Spider-Man-Darkes ... 1416510680
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Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a novel!

Postby gary2692 » Jan 23rd, 2015, 9:05 pm

EliParker wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Batman-Arkham-Knight-Riddlers-Gambit-ebook/dp/B00NZZKLRY/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422035539&sr=1-10&keywords=batman+arkham+knight

Any idea about Batman Arkham Knight Riddler's Gambit?


Perhaps this is based off th riddlers side mission. If they're making a whole novel of it, it must be a long side mission.
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