Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo to Arrive on August 7, 2009

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246w ago - The consumer demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum, published in the United Kingdom by Eidos Interactive, will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 entertainment system and Games For Windows LIVE worldwide on August 7.

The full game will be available at retail stores nationwide in the United Kingdom beginning August 28th. The demo trailer and full press release is below.

Press Release: Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo Available August 7

The demo will be offered on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamasylum.com for details on how to download the Games For Windows LIVE version.




The Batman: Arkham Asylum™ demo opens as the DARK KNIGHT and COMMISSIONER GORDON return The Joker back into confinement at ARKHAM ASYLUM. But things soon fall apart as THE JOKER gains the upper hand and springs a trap, setting Arkham Asylum's occupants upon Batman.

The demo offers gamers a taste of the fierce FreeFlow™ combat system, the cunning stealth of the Invisible Predator™ mechanic, and the feeling of becoming the WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE as they navigate Arkham Asylum's imposing Intensive Treatment...
 

Video: E3 09 on the Show Floor - Batman: Arkham Asylum

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253w ago - Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a new E3 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum video from the show's floor today via PlayStation Blog.

To quote: There are plenty of reasons to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum for PS3 on August 25.

But for those who are still unconvinced, I spoke with Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker of developer Rocksteady at E3 about the newest Batman game, including Play as the Joker exclusive to PLAYSTATION 3.

Check our the video interview below.




 

Play as the Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum for PlayStation 3

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260w ago - A new advertisement appearing earlier than expected in Sony's PlayStation Home reveals the ability to play as The Joker in PlayStation 3 exclusive challenge levels for Batman: Arkham Asylum.

To quote: Several readers sent us in blurry photos of the new sign, which has appeared in various spots throughout the Home service today, featuring a grinning Joker (the best kind) and boasting exclusive challenge levels for the PS3 version in which players will be able to take control of the clown prince of crime. I hopped online and snapped my own shot, but appreciate the efforts of our readers to bring this story to light.

I contacted public relations for the game, who couldn't offer me any details on the exclusive, or whether or not the Xbox 360 version would be getting something similar. In fact, the man I spoke to seemed rather shocked that the ad had already gone up. Whoops.
 

Video: Batman: Arkham Asylum Exclusive Harley Quinn Trailer

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261w ago - Today a new Batman: Arkham Asylum exclusive Harley Quinn trailer has been made available courtesy of GameTrailers.

For those curious, the title will be heading to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on June 9, 2009.

The video's caption reads as follows:

The Joker's right hand gal gives bats a heaping helping of grade-A insanity.

Check it out below!




 

Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3 Demo Spotted At GameStop

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263w ago - A gamer is reporting that he managed to play the demo of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game at a GameStop store in Ohio on the display PS3.

The demo is reportedly 4 levels long, and the combat mechanics are very impressive he states.

To quote: Just played a demo @ Gamestop in Niles, Ohio on the display PS3. This game's going to be just about awesome. The demo is 4 levels of Batman in a room in the asylum with a number of thugs, starting with (I think) four. The number increases after every room clear.

It's only combat, but the combat mechanics are frickin' awesome. Countering's easy and smooth, and catching a kick behind your back and sticking an elbow to the face is priceless.

Once you start a combo, you can seamlessly counter and attack in order to keep the combo counter climbing.
 







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