Published on August 26th, 2009 | by Jonathan Lane0
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM™ LAUNCHED
Batman’s Latest Adventure Now Available at Retail Stores Nationwide. Batman: Arkham Asylum™, is available for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360. Developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics, Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players diverse gameplay that pushes the envelope for all action, adventure and superhero games and exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum.
BATMAN finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, The Joker has set a trap for the Dark Knight and has conspired with the deranged inmates to eliminate Batman once and for all. Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including HARLEY QUINN, BANE, KILLER CROC, POISON IVY and SCARECROW, also add their own share of Chaos in the asylum. Adding to the authenticity of the game are veteran animated Batman voice talents Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, who reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively. This has been an immense collaborative effort and we’re extremely proud of Batman: Arkham Asylum,” said Lee Singleton, General Manager, Eidos Game Studios. “From the reactions we have already received, we truly believe it will not only stand out as one of the games of the year, but establish itself as one of those rare action adventure games you simply cannot forget.”
Owners of the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum will be able to take control of The Joker in eight Challenge Maps as he battles wave after wave of enemy do-gooders. The Joker Challenge Maps are available now as free downloadable content through the PlayStation®Network. In addition, the PLAYSTATION3 version of the game unlocks the Batman: Arkham Asylum Batcave Outpost in PlayStation®Home, an exclusive personal space available to those who purchase the game for PLAYSTATION3. The Batcave Outpost comes complete with the BATMOBILE, BATWING, and tons of other great features, allowing fans to call the BATCAVE their own home within Home.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is available for $59.99 and the Games for Windows LIVE version of the game will be available on September 15, 2009 for $49.99. Pick your copy up today.
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