It wasn’t until 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum that the Batman franchise meant anything to gamers. Prior to Arkham Asylum the Batman name had been dragged through the mud with game after game that had no idea how to handle a character so varied as the Dark Knight. Arkham Asylum finally got it right allowing Batman to use both his brain and brawn. The attention to detail and loving care by the team at Rocksteady was incredibly amplified for the sequel Batman: Arkham City. Much like Christopher Nolan, Rocksteady on their second tour of duty with the Caped Crusader have created a masterpiece.
Fans anticipating the Dark Knight’s next crusade against the deranged will have to wait another month. Warner Interactive has delayed the PC version of Batman: Arkham City to sometime in November.
If you’re anything like the staff at RRB Games then you too can’t wait to feast your eyes on some more Bat-goodness. Well my friends the wait it over we’ve got a new trailer for the forthcoming Batman Arkham City right here waiting for you, so what are you waiting for click through and enjoy.
Looks like Mark Hamill won’t retire his Joker role at least for the time being. Industrygamers reports that both he and Kevin Conroy will reprise their roles in DC Universe Online as the Joker and Batman, respectively. The pair have famously voiced both roles in the 90′s animated series (one of the best cartoons of all time), in movies, and most recently in the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum.
The Joker is without a doubt Mark Hamill’s most well known role since Kenny Dantley in Corvette Summer. But according to an interview with IGN, he will hang it up for good after the upcoming Arkham Asylum 2. Having played the role of the Dark Knight’s arch nemesis for 12 years, he loved it so much that he became very protective of the character.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will publish the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Batman: Arkham Asylum. It is currently in development with Rocksteady Studios. As far as possible villains for the Dark Knight’s next outing, PlayStationLifestyle.net reports that we might confront Mr. Freeze, The Black Mask, and…Two Face!
For my fifth Birthday all I wanted the Batman Power Wheels tricycle. I saw the commercials, I bought into the hype, I couldn’t wait to get on it and be the Dark Knight. I got my dream come true as Mom and Pops came through with the gift, but oddly enough the second best present I ever got, I got that night and it seems its all lead up to this. The second present my friends was Nintendo Entertainment System bundles with Super Mario Bros. 2. Here I am 20 years later still rocking the games, still reppin’ the Bats, so Arkham Asylum no doubt a fantasy turn reality. And friends I couldn’t dream up a better Batman game.
Gamers can get a taste of the dark recesses of Arkham Asylum and perhaps Batman’s psyche on August 7 when the playable demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum becomes available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. The Windows version can be downloaded from www.batmanarkhamasylum.com .The full game will be available in stores August 25.