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Kombo: E3 2009: Batman: Arkham Asylum Hands-On

Kombo writes: "Over at the Eidos booth you'll find Arkham Asylum demo units all over the place. There's probably even more over at the Sony booth. It's everywhere. Heck, it's even on our hotel key cards. Clearly Rocksteady Studios and Eidos seem proud of this work, and they have every reason to be. After going through the demo each of the three days of the show, it's pretty safe at this late stage in development to call this the best Batman game ever made, and the new benchmark for superhero titles.

The E3 demo takes us on a journey through the tutorial section of the game, which is so complete that you could mistake it for a core part of the game. It was just the intro. You're introduced to the core characters (Batman, Gordon, Joker, Harley) and Joker sets the trap that throws the whole nightmare into motion. As Batman you've got a lot of tricks at your disposal, and the combo attack system will give the passing illusion that this is a brawler, but don't think for one second that you can play through this as though it were a simple action title..."

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