New Batman Game Announced

With E3 came many announcements, but among them, one has been circling the internet and game stores with vast excitement: The announcement of the new Batman game, Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Rumors that the game will be based on the movie were soon proven to be false as Eidos Interactive and Rocksteady Studios have decided on the dark secrets of the mental institution of Gotham City as the basis of their story line.

The game will start off with our hero Batman delivering the Joker to Gotham’s haunting Arkham Asylum, which is where the game hails its name.  The Joker manages to escape and take over the mental institution, awesome gameplay ensues.  Although the Joker is the main villain, you will also encounter many others throughout the game, such as Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, just to name a few.

There have been no confirmations yet as to who the voice actors will be, yet.  The previous Batman game, Batman: Begins included an all-star cast with almost every actor from the film providing their voice for the character they played.  Even so, the previous game failed on the market.  Fans are hoping history will not repeat itself.  Due to the success of The Dark Knight and the hype following this video game, it is more than likely this game will make up for previous disappointments.

Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Release: Fall 2009