Batman: Arkham Asylum - not the Dark Knight tie in, something new.

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  1. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Saw this posted on NeoGaf today, been waiting ages for a good Batman game and now there are apparently two potentials in development (3 if you count the Lego one).

    Countdown timer (of course), set for about 1.something or other days
    Rocksteady Studios countdown...

    Official press release

    The game is the cover story for this months Game Informer and one member on NeoGaf kindly posted some info from the feature on it;
    Sounds good to me,a bit dissapointed that it's going to be set purely in and around Arkham and thus probably no Batmobile but there's always potential for a bigger sequel if it does well.
     
  2. Johnator

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    This.....actually sounds pretty cool!
     
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    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    day 1 purchase!
    (asuming it reviews well)
     
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    yeah

    im so there <3
     
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    I'm also there. Are they doing a Dark Knight game too?
     
  6. Fort Max

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    Supposedly, it's being developed by Pandemic (Mercenaries) and published by EA but is currently in limbo due to a number of issues including Heath Ledger's unfortunate death and the fact that the game is in such a poor state that EA thinks it shouldn't see shelves the way it is currently.
    The full info is over at Kotaku
    Rumor: Batman Game Exists, But Is In Limbo, Says EA "Insider"
     
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    Well frankly that sounds awesome!...
     
  8. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    This sounds pretty sweet.
     
  9. smkspy

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    Does sound awesome. Sucks about limbo.

    I've always wanted a Metalgearsolid/actual detective style Batman game personality.
     
  10. Darkravager

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    Ah. Thanks for the info. I thought it was weird that they didn't release a game with the movie. I'm not surprised that it't not very good.

    I didn't really mind the Batman Begins game though. 'Course, I got it for $7, so that kinda helps.
     
  11. Fort Max

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    Scanagrams! courtesy of theSarge over at Gamesradar UK forums

    Holy crap, this both looks and sounds like pure WIN!


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  12. Josh

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    yeah that looks freakin sweet!!!


    i almost think itd be kinda cool if the hand-to-hand combat was handled much like the bourne conspiracy game. very up close, personal, and brutal. thatd be stinkin awesome for a batman game like this. [of course, tweaks and upgrades and more combos would be necessary but still]


    cant wait to hear when this thing comes out!
     
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    ....Sign me the eff up. O_O Pity about the T rating though, I know that Batman doesn't kill (and I wouldn't want to kill anyone as Batman anyways), but I hope the villians get to "live it up" a bit.
     
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    i think the T rating will be fine

    i mean, look at all the stuff PG-13 gets away with in the movies :p 
     
  15. smkspy

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    Being like Bourne would be a total turn-off for me. The suckyness that was the button mashing of Bourne killed that game for me.
     
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    well i wasnt talking an exact copy. the jist of it was cool. the angles and the brutality of it

    [but also, i wouldnt expect anything too amazing out of this batman game either what with only 3 buttons. you'll end up button mashing regardless :p ]
     
  17. Fort Max

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    I could be buying this just for the story and detective aspects.
     
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    I'm in.
     
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    those screens look awesome, jokers looks quite alot like Jack Nicholson to me.
     
  20. monkeydluffy

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    wow. just wow. joker looks awesome, croc looks awesome, bats looks awesome. I just have a feeling this game wont be anywhere near as good as it looks like its going to be. but hopefully with this and lego batman,we're finally going to get some good, fun batman games
     

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