Game Informer reveals Batman: Arkham Asylum

Specifically, the game will release in 2009, is much darker in tone, and is being written by Paul Dini, author of Batman: The Animated Series. What's more, the game is said to rely on both detective and combat elements, will run on Unreal Engine 3 (most likely confirming the title for at least Xbox 360, PS3, and PC), and is played with an over-the-shoulder perspective.

Starring villains so far include Joker, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Zsasz, Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Mr. Freeze.

It's unclear whether the Arkham Asylum announcement will have any effect on the still unreleased Batman: The Dark Knight, which was confirmed in development last year, before recently dropping off the radar.

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DreamcastFanboy3771d ago

Sounds okay but i hope it's good.

Harry1903771d ago

Unreal Engine again... Let's hope they know how to use it as well as Epic does. Lots of shiny environments coming if not.

ActionBastard3771d ago

Rocksteady (the dev) has a counter up

I hope this does the Batman universe justice.

Old Snake3771d ago

This could be sick. A game like this is just begging for episodic treatment. Imagine fighting a different villian with there own storyline once or twice a month. Hope it turns out good

Closing3771d ago

This game is going to be amazing!