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EIDOS have announced that the Bat-PC release of the much-wanted Batman: Arkham Asylum has been delayed until the 15th/18th (US/EU respectively) of September. No real Bat-reason has been given for the Bat-delay, although the cynic in me says its the old ‘PC piracy cannibalises console sales’ spiele.
The announcement has been softened somewhat by the revelation that the game fully supports PhysX on newer Nvidia hardware (8800 cards upwards, as usual) and the release of (*shock*) a demo for all release formats, including the PC.
The Bat-demo is available from the usual places for the console crowd, whilst NZone, Gamers Hell and Big Download are among [...]
We already know Batman: Arkham Asylum is 99.9% likely to be fucking awesome. Despite being the debut game from Rocksteady studios, all footage released of the game so far has ticked almost every box on the ‘reasons why Batman is just so damn great’ list.
Now we get some more substantial gameplay footage.
Everyone has seen at least one Batman film – whether it’s one of the recent cinematic masterpieces by Chris Nolan, the malkavian eccentricity of Tim Burton’s efforts, the 60’s kitsch of the original movie or that shit that Joel Schumacher churned out.
Whilst all the focus has often been on these celluloid adaptions (and too a lesser extent, their animated counterparts), the media tends to ignore the comics that started it. Rocksteady Studios, EIDOS & WBIE are looking to redress this balance with Batman: Arkham Asylum, a game that looks to be a combination of Resident Evil 4/5, Condemned and Splinter Cell.
One too watch out for then! The [...]