Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Most famous cartoon character is back to the gaming world. Batman: Arkham Asylum famous Marvel Comics is now turned into a game of the same name. Batman: Arkham Asylum is an upcoming game for all the three leading platforms of gaming world Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows. It will be an action-adventure video game. It is under development of Rocksteady Studios and will be published by industry giants Eidos Interactive in association with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics. Opposed to other Batman games which are based on other media sources besides source material, Batman: Arkham Asylum is based on long running comic book mythos. Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released on June 9, 2009.

The gameplay of Batman: Arkham Asylum is similar to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. The story of the game is provided by Paul Dini, and it looks like to be influenced by twists and turn of famous FPS Bioshock. Gameplay of the game focus much on Batman as a detective. Just like the Resident Evil 5’s over-the-shoulder, third person view, Batman: Arkham Asylum utilize the same gameplay view. There are few hints that there will be an option of controlling certain villains of the game. However the developers are saying this option will be an unlockable element after release of the game. The location was chose Arkham because of the fact that it is got limitations due to the fact that it’s on an island. Arkham will be free to roam for the player and includes an area which will serve as Batman’s Bat cave.

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Boss will differ on their fighting styles; some will focus on combat while other will focus on the use of gadgets. The description of the combat can be seen As Batman perched on a high ledge in a wide room as he watches some of the joker’s thug’s rifle through drawers. In the investigation mode Batman is seen using a blue tinted visor that allows batman to see through walls. A combo multiplier at the top of the screen will increase every time Batman fights with an enemy. Once the bar is empty or the combo expires, a colony of bats will swirl around Batman and then contribute to an experience bar on the left side of the screen. There is RPG style tree system allowing players to distribute points where they prefer. Gadgets are revealed only if you collect secret items in the dark rooms. Players need gadgets to survive against the enemies. Many stages need stealth. The developers are calling it as ‘Predatory’ instead of stealth, because stealth reflects weakness. Other interesting feature is creating distraction using bodies and enemies yells. The physics used in the game is realistic and makes combat of the game more realistic. The detective part of the game is like “CSI style” for forensic puzzles because Batman will always have the latest gadgets to carry. Centerpiece of the Batman’s qualities is investigation. The visor can be used to highlight points of interest and scan items into your database.

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The game starts when Joker is captured by Batman after his latest plot. He is imprisoned at the Arkham Asylum, due to the recent attack on Gotham prison by joker many other sane convicts have been transferred to Arkham. Joker acting cunningly sets a trap for Batman inside the asylum, using Arkham’s own defense against him. Now Batman has to escape from the trap as well as recapture Joker and reveal his true intentions. Main characters of the game other than Joker and Batman include The Scarecrow, The Riddler, and Commissioner James Gordon.

The story of the game is written by Paul Dini, also the writer of Batman: The Animated Series, and Detective Comics. The character appearance is crafted by Wildstorm. Batman : Arkham Asylum will be an ultimate Batman experience. Voices will give an good impact to the game, voice for the characters are as follows, Kevin Conroy as Batman Mark Hamill as The Joker, and Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn in the game. The game will run on Epic Games Unreal Engine 3. It will be based on the 70-year Batman series rather being focused to s single particular adaptation.

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