Based on the feedback we've heard thus far, Batman: Arkham Asylum may actually be one of the better action titles of 2009. Some people just can't stop raving about the game's excellent combat mechanic and surprisingly stellar graphics. And now, there's a demo rumor floating around…
As you can see at European site NextGamer.nl , somebody apparently played a full Arkham Asylum demo at a GameStop in Niles, Ohio. Such a demo certainly isn't on display at any of our local GameStops, so maybe those Midwest people are just all kinds of lucky. Anyway, there are a couple pictures of the display, and a brief description, which reads as follows:
"just played a demo @ Gamestop in Niles, Ohio on the display PS3. This game's going to be just about awesome. The demo is 4 levels of Batman in a room in the asylum with a number of thugs, starting with (I think) four. The number increases after every room clear.
It's only combat, but the combat mechanics are frickin' awesome. Countering's easy and smooth, and catching a kick behind your back and sticking an elbow to the face is priceless. Once you start a combo, you can seamlessly counter and attack in order to keep the combo counter climbing."
If we compare this to what we've already heard about the game, it does seem to match to some extent. And remember, just because your brain may want to associate Arkham Asylum with one of the recently released "Batman" films, this is a whole different thing. The game based on "The Dark Knight" was canceled, so don't think the title in question is in any way related to the movies. …of course, that's probably a good thing, but we just wanted to clarify. Let's hope we all see this demo soon!
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum