Arkam Asylum: Eidos confirms Joker as PS3 exclusive playable character

Thursday, 23rd April 2009 22:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

thejoker2Eidos and Warner Bros. has confirmed that the Joker will be a playable character in Batman: Arkham Asylum exclusively on PS3.

The Joker will be available at launch as a free downloadable item on PSN, but will only be playable in the Challenge Maps.

Looks like the PlayStation Home ad just went up a bit earlier than the press release is all.

Read on through the break.

April 23, 2009 – Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. announced today that the Joker will be a playable character in the upcoming title Batman: Arkham Asylum — but only on the PlayStation 3. Joker will be available at the game’s launch as a free downloadable item on the PlayStation Store. The press release notes that he will only be available for use in the Challenge Maps, so don’t expect a massive single-player campaign associated with the legendary villain.

Arkham Asylum is already showing quite a bit of promise, sporting an intensely dark look and action-oriented gameplay. The Batman title is scheduled for a launch this coming June.



  1. Zarckan

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…

    I am hard for this game!!!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Bleak Harvest

    Well, PS3 version purchase confirmed.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    I think I might get the C.E. PC version just so I can run about with the Batarang tell people im the Goddamn Batman.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Bleak Harvest

    AZ: Just saying “I am the Bat” will suffice. They’ll know… they’ll know.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Prof Power Glove

    But can you play as Alfred? That’s what the REAL fans want to know.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the Joker will be playable on PC and 360, and the explanation and unlocking mechanism will both involve money.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Gamoc

    I’d take that limb back, if I were you.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Jacee

    love the dark look of it hoping it turns out to be the best Batman game ever

    #8 6 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    It doesn’t really have to do much to be the best Batman game ever, not being complete shite gives any Batman game a decent shot at the top spot.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. videog

    Zarckan is too funny! I want to play the game too but not you can’t tell by looking at me.
    Unlimited PS3 Game Downloads

    #10 6 years ago

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