IGN and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment bring Batman: Arkham City to KAPOW!

08/05/12 - IGN - the UK’s largest video games and entertainment website, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring Batman to London’s KAPOW! Comic Convention, as game developer Rocksteady Studios discusses the story behind its multi-award winning videogame of 2011, Batman: Arkham City .  

Rocksteady’s four senior creatives will discuss the making of Batman: Arkham City  in conversation with IGN’s UK Editor-in-Chief, Alex Simmons.  Fans attending the panel will hear first-hand from Game Director Sefton Hill and key members of the team, including Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker, Audio Director Nick Arundel and Art Director David Hego.

The hour-long session will give insight into how Rocksteady approached creating a game for the much-loved comic book icon and making it worthy of the Batman legend.

This year’s KAPOW! Comic Convention takes place on the weekend of May 19 th and 20 th at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London - with appearances from big names in film, TV and comics, as well as the second annual Stan Lee Awards. 

Alex Simmons, UK Editor-in-Chief, IGN, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring this special panel to KAPOW!  Gamers and comic fans have embraced Batman: Arkham City and this is a very rare glimpse into the story behind this genre defining game.”

Tickets for KAPOW! 2012 are only available in advance and there will be no ticket sales on the door – please visit http://www.kapowcomicconvention.com to book now. 


About IGN

IGN Entertainment is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment markets. Collectively, IGN Entertainment media properties reach 4.5 million unique users in the UK, with a worldwide reach of 40 million unique users (comScore). IGN Entertainment’s network of videogame-related properties (including double GMA award winning games and film site IGN.com) provides one of the Web's most comprehensive videogame information destinations, which coupled with leading male lifestyle site AskMen, attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

For more information contact:

Will Guyatt, PR Manager, IGN UK +44(0)7799 334994.   

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