x360a: E3 2009: Batman: Arkham Asylum Preview

x360a writes: "After Batman: Arkham Asylum's recent delay, we can now expect the Caped Crusader to be swooping into stores this coming August. The initial reception regarding the game has all been pretty damn positive up until now, with Eidos themselves stating that they are expecting 90 + scores when it finally ships in August. At E3 this year we got to go hands on with the beast that was Batman: Arkham Asylum and put the winged man through its paces.

We were thrust into the opening level of the title, allowing us to get to grips with the game's combat and movement mechanisms. For those unaware of the background of the title, Arkham Asylum has no ties to any Batman film, but rather lends its ties to the animated series and the darker substance of the comic books. You take control of Batman (go figure!) who finds himself lured into a trap by the psychopathic Joker who has taken control of Arkham Asylum, and with it, some of the mastermind criminals the big bat has himself put away. Your objective is simple ... stop the Joker ... at all costs..."

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