We're finally well past the days of inferior Xbox 360-to-PlayStation 3 ports, so multiplatform games on the two systems are usually almost identical. Therefore, small bonuses like this can tip the scale in one certain direction for the consumer…
This is an advertisement in PlayStation Home, and it clearly says that those who pick up the PS3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum will be able to play as the devilish Joker in the Challenge levels exclusive to Sony's platform. (source- Kotaku ) Apparently, this ad shouldn't have been up so early as it seems the PR rep Kotaku spoke to was surprised…well, the press has it now, buddy, so there's no going back! The cat seems to be out of the bag, although we have no idea if the 360 version will also feature an exclusive bonus of some kind. If you're not aware, Challenge Maps are extras that exist outside of the main quest, where players can zip through the levels again and again, trying to come up with the best score. Now, being able to play as The Joker is a huge incentive for fans of the Caped Crusader, which means if they don't own a PS3, they're gonna be annoyed. But we expect the official news to arrive at some point, and it's very possible that Xbox 360 owners will get a bonus goody, too. You may recall Soul Calibur IV ; the PS3 version featured Darth Vader while the Xbox 360 version boasted Yoda. So it has certainly been done before.
We'll wait on the press release for this – it's bound to show up at some point – but for now, just rejoice in the knowledge that the PS3 version of Arkham Asylum will have something mighty special.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum