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#2 Posted by Platinumwarrior (2967 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet!

#3 Posted by King Saturn (222847 posts) - - Show Bio
Look Pretty Cool
#4 Posted by Nighthunter (28561 posts) - - Show Bio

The official website won’t be revealed for another two days and some change (around 12:00 noon EST Friday, August 15), but the word is out on the newest Batman game, and it is a very pleasant surprise.

Worthplaying.com has broken the news that the next Batman game is coming in 2009 from Warner and Eidos Interactive. London based RockSteady Studios, who only have the PS2/Xbox game Urban Chaos on their résumé, will be developing the game using the Unreal 3 Engine.

About that game- this is the much-rumored game based on smash hit The Dark Knight, right? Nope! The game is called Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game has Batman delivering The Joker to the infamous mental ward of Gotham City, where his immense Rogue’s Gallery has set a trap for him. The basic description sounds reminiscent of Grant Morrison’s second pitch for DC Comics, a book in 1989 also titled Arkham Asylum, wherein Batman takes on his greatest foes in a gauntlet style run through Arkham.

Important for long-time fans of the character hoping for a game worthy of Batman, Paul Dini scripted this latest effort. Dini is the current ongoing writer of the longest running comic in DC’s stable, Detective Comics, of course starring Batman. However, Dini is perhaps most known by fans of the Batman character as one of the producers and writers of a little show in the 90s called Batman: The Animated Series. Together with artist Bruce Timm, Dini established the animated DCU that would last through several TV series and nearly 15 years.

Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos Interactive, promises the game will feature not just melee combat of a beat-em-up, but will also have Batman “utilizing his intuitive detective skills” to get through the adventure.

Again, more information on the 3rd person action game starring Batman and a host of villains will be forthcoming in just two more days, when this countdown clock reaches zero. Stay tuned here at Newsarama for more info as it comes in.

#5 Posted by Obi Wan Kenobi! (27638 posts) - - Show Bio

hope it's good...DC games usually suck...

#6 Posted by danhimself (21916 posts) - - Show Bio

luckily i have a game informer subscription...but it is really hard to get even alittle bit excited about this...every other dc game before this blowed!!

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#7 Posted by ZORN (1605 posts) - - Show Bio
Not the Batman game for the SNES based on Tim Burton's Batman movie.
#8 Posted by Platinumwarrior (2967 posts) - - Show Bio

I've played some good DC games...

Anyway they should make a free roam sandbox style Batman game where you can just go around gotham busting crooks while doing story missions. Kinda like Spider-man two except in gotham where you have to dangle dudes off buildings..
#9 Posted by Darth Balls (691 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah that would be cool.

#10 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks really good...but so did 50 Cent:Bulletproof.

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#12 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro said:

"...but so did 50 Cent:Bulletproof."


It did?

Anyways, I'm really hoping this ends up being good.....the last tolerable Batman game I played was Vengeance back on the Gamecube.

#13 Edited by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
Sparda said:
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Vance Astro said:

"...but so did 50 Cent:Bulletproof."


It did?

Anyways, I'm really hoping this ends up being good.....the last tolerable Batman game I played was Vengeance back on the Gamecube.

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Graphically yes.
Batman:Dark Tommarow wasn't bad either...on Gamecube.
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#14 Edited by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Sparda said:
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Vance Astro said:

"...but so did 50 Cent:Bulletproof."


It did?

Anyways, I'm really hoping this ends up being good.....the last tolerable Batman game I played was Vengeance back on the Gamecube.

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Graphically yes.
Batman:Dark Tommarow wasn't bad either...on Gamecube.
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I thought that was the one a ton of people thought was the worst game ever? I never played it, though I really wanted to (I never ONCE saw the game in ANY store).
#15 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
Sparda said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Sparda said:
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Vance Astro said:

"...but so did 50 Cent:Bulletproof."


It did?

Anyways, I'm really hoping this ends up being good.....the last tolerable Batman game I played was Vengeance back on the Gamecube.

"
Graphically yes.
Batman:Dark Tommarow wasn't bad either...on Gamecube.
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I thought that was the one a ton of people thought was the worst game ever? I never played it, though I really wanted to (I never ONCE saw the game in ANY store)."
Worst game ever? Ever play Aquaman.
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#16 Posted by Platinumwarrior (2967 posts) - - Show Bio

Gameinformer just came in the mail im checkin out the Batman article now I will have details posted later

#17 Posted by G-Man (29479 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

GAME WANT

#19 Posted by Nighthunter (28561 posts) - - Show Bio

game looks sick

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=22415

#20 Posted by Vrakmul (23395 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

It has been confirmed that Mark Hamill (of Star Wars fame and the voice of the Joker from The Animated Series) will be reprising his role in the game.

YES!

#22 Posted by kick-@$$ (120 posts) - - Show Bio

I had the game informer then my roome stole it!!

#23 Posted by Mr. Wilson (6322 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this doesn't stink like all other Batman games.

#24 Posted by kick-@$$ (120 posts) - - Show Bio

Me to.

#25 Posted by Vrakmul (23395 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham asylum is a trademark of lovecraft estate, they are violating copyright laws.

#26 Posted by kinggamer97 (1013 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!!!

#27 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by Booster Gold Prime (215 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm curious too but let's c wat happens

#29 Posted by Acheron (1458 posts) - - Show Bio

Check it out-the first trailer!

It's pretty much all of the environment, but man oh man is it great to hear Mark Hamill's laugh again :)

  
#30 Posted by Acheron (1458 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by The Rookie (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

Has DC made a good next gen game finally?

#32 Posted by G-Man (29479 posts) - - Show Bio

I posted the latest trailer HERE because we have it at a higher quality.  It's worth checking out again.

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#33 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey everybody, just bumping to tell that the demo for the game is now out on Xbox Live Marketplace, as well as Playstation Network and is on the internet to download to your computers.
 
Demo is great! My hype for this game went through the roof after playing it.