Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Joker hangs loose in "Batman: Arkham Asylum"

The news is all over the Internet, on any gaming site you can find: Fans of "Batman: The Animated Series" and "The New Batman Adventures," et. al., now have something new to look forward to. "Batman: Arkham Asylum," an action detective game, is being developed by Rocksteady Games and will be published by Eidos Interactive, in collaboration with Warner Bros Interactive.

Better yet, the game is being written by Paul Dini, writer for the aforementioned animated series, as well as for the comics world.

The game, for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation 3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows is due out next year. In the game, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, some imprisoned villains have set a trap, and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds, the Business Wire press release says.

You can read plenty more about "Batman: Arkham Asylum" at these spots:
Gaming Target
Crispy Gamer


Franklin said...

I think it's great that they're having someone who worked on the animated series and the comics work on it too. The game definitely has a lot of potential... let's just hope it lives up to the hype.

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I work with them so let me know if you have any questions. If you enter, send me an e-mail too and I'll vote for your design.

Franklin Keane said...

Thanks for the info, Franklin!