Tag Archives: Batman: Arkham Asylum
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 16:52 BST
Batman: Arkham Asylum has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’.
It has achieved the highest average score of 91.67 from reviews around the world. Cool.
“We are so pleased to be awarding Batman: Arkham Asylum a Guinness World Record,” said Gaz Deaves from Guinness. “It is a fantastic new game and due to the reaction of gaming experts we believe it has a well deserved place in the Guinness World Records book.”
Congrats to Eidos and Rocksteady.
Press release follows the break.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 11:26 BST
WARNING: Very, very obviously, do not watch this movie unless you want Batman: Arkham Asylum’s plot completely spoiled.
GamesRadar’s posted a 90-second movie of all the major plot points in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum.
This may come in useful for people that don’t with to play the game, yet hanker to know what happens at the end.
Not sure who those people are, but there we go. If you do want to play it, however, you’ll be in good company. Maybe you should do that instead.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 20:39 BST
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 13:25 BST
This is looking pretty much unanimous. Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum’s sitting pretty with a 92 percent MC average, with even the “tougher” pubs coming out with glowing praise.
It’s out this Friday. We’re sending you subliminal messages to buy it by having our website covered in Batman ads. Actually, fuck it: just buy it.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 17:07 BST
Nvidia has an offer running, allowing you to get a free downloadable version of Batman: Arkham Asylum when you purchase one of four different graphics card from the company.
Not bad if you were wanting a GTX260, GTX275, GTX285 or a GTX295.
When we got our GeForce 7900 GTX we got Blood Money free, so this is not the first nor probably the last time Nvidia will run something like this.
Still, a free videogame to go along with something you are purchasing anyway is always a good thing.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 13:58 BST
According to a report by JustPushStart, Batman: Arkham Asylum will be receiving brand new DLC soon, and that it’ll be available for the nice sum of free.
What shape or form the DLC will take is unknown.
Go through the link for more info.
The game’s out next week for PS3 and 360. The PC version was delayed until September.
If you want to find out more info on the game, listen to the podcast from two weeks ago. It feautres an interview with Batman: Arkahm Asylum PR rep, Gareth Williams.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 23:18 BST
The latest video for Batman: Arkham Asylum shows off the cool gadgets the Dark Knight uses to thwart enemies, escape, and do other cool stuff with.
Game’s out August 25 and in September for the PC.
The video is after the break courtesy of BigDownload.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 21:35 BST
Batman: Arkham Asylum releases soon, and Sony has you covered should you purchase it.
The game will unlock a special Batcave Outpost space for Home, and it looks rather cool.
So, log into Home with your game on August 25 to get these snazzy new space.
More though the US PS Blog, here.
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 | 19:13 BST
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 09:36 BST
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 08:53 BST
Speaking in your ears time. Below you’ll find the fourth VG247 podcast, featuring an interview with Batman PR rep Gareth Williams on the game’s now-released demo, as well as some detail on the upcoming Championship Manager 2010 and IO’s Mini Ninjas.
The rest is banter about the week’s news, mainly focused on the EA and Acti figures from earlier this week, the StarCraft II slip, EA’s propensity to burn money and Bobby Kotick’s fated comment on raising game prices.
It’s Friday. Hear us laugh. Remember, you can now add a subscription to this in iTunes (or your news reader, or whatever) with this URL – http://www.vg247.com/feed/podcast/.
When Mart’s finished working on a necessary bit of art, we’ll add it to the iTunes Store.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 08:06 BST
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 07:06 BST
We took a look at the PS3 demo last night, and you must try it. The presentation alone is knockout.
The PC version releases on September 15 in North America and September 18 in Europe and Australia.
PS3 and 360 owners will get it on August 25.
The Live demo will release today.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 14:02 BST
Squeidosenix just confirmed that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum will not release until September 15 in North America and September 18 in Europe and Australia.
The console SKUs will hit on August 25 as planned.
The publisher also said today that the PC version will support Nvidia’s PhysX tech, which has allowed Rocksteady to “add that little bit extra” for PC fans, according to director Sefton Hill.
Shame they’ll have to wait longer than everyone else.
PR after the break. There’s a couple of PhysX-related screens through there as well.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 17:06 BST
Update: It’s on PSN now. A mere 1.46Gb to you.
The firm said:
The Batman: Arkham Asylum demo will be available from August 7th worldwide for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, however due to the nature of any global release, local times may vary. Gamers eager to get their hands on the demo should keep an eye on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, PlayStation Network and popular PC download sites for an update.
Get your eyes out, then, then. Go on.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 10:30 BST
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 17:21 BST
The Batman: Arkham Asylum demo will release this Friday, August 7, Eidos just confirmed.
Tasters for all formats – PC, 360 and PS3 – will be available.
The full game’s out August 28.
PR after the break.
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 15:07 BST
Subs issues of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine have shown a Batman: Arkham Asylum review score of 9/10.
Game’s out near the end of the month, August 28 in Europe, on PS3, 360 and PC.
PS3Vault has all the mag’s scores.
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 17:52 BST
Original Story: Eidos has confirmed that news concerning a Batman: Arkham Asylum demo will be coming on Friday.
Speaking on the game’s official forums, an Eidos moderator, posting under the alias of chip5541, made the announcement last Friday.
“I just got word that news concerning the demo will be coming next week.”
There you go then. Tune in same bat-time, same bat-channel, to see what happens.
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 | 20:14 BST
Hands-on write-ups for Batman: Arkham Asylum are starting to trickle onto the net.
Two worth having a gander at, so far, are from GamesRader and Gamespot.
Here’s a quote from the GR look-see:
“Think of a great superhero game. No, not a good one — there are plenty of those around — but one as essential as, say, Grand Theft Auto IV or BioShock. You’re struggling, right? That’s because there aren’t any. Or rather there weren’t any until Batman: Arkham Asylum came along. After an extensive hands-on, exploring the majority of the enormous Arkham Island – we’ve come to the conclusion that not only is this Batman’s best game to date, but quite possibly the best superhero game ever made. A bold claim, but one we think you’ll agree with the moment you take your first tentative steps into the foreboding darkness of Gotham’s legendary loony bin.”
Now before you run off to read them, keep in mind there are a few spoilers in there, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Starting to get excited over this a bit, here.