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Warner Bros. Announces Batman: Arkham Asylum

After reportedly missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars by not having a The Dark Night video game to coincide with the blockbuster movie, Warner Bros. today announced a Batman spin-off that will be co-published with Eidos. Batman: Arkham Asylum is a dark, action packed videogame adventure for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows. It will be released in 2009.

In Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, the game brings the universe of DC Comics’ detective to life with stunning graphics.

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“In Batman: Arkham Asylum Eidos and Warner Bros. are building a true action adventure game experience worthy of gamers and fans,” said Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos Interactive. “Players become Batman, like he has never been seen before in a video game, as he fights through intense circumstances in Arkham Asylum utilizing his intuitive detective skills and aggressive melee attacks.”