It's our most anticipated game of the month, and although some of you may have snagged some play time with a demo that popped up in some retail stores, most of you haven't seen it yet.
Well, you'll have the opportunity at the end of the week. Eidos has revealed that a playable demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum will be ready to go on Friday, August 7 . PS3, Xbox 360 and PC players will be able to check it out, and you will see the introduction and play through the first mission. Batman and Commissioner Gordon are trying to return the Joker to Arkham Asylum but things go awry (if you couldn't guess), and furthermore, the demo will let you unlock character bios and "get a sneak peak at some of the infamous foes that Batman will encounter with the cavernous and macabre confines of Arkham Asylum." Yeah, who knows what kind of freaks they've got penned up in there? From what we've seen already, this game is both wonderfully entertaining and possibly more diverse than you might believe. Also, don't forget that the Joker will be a playable character only in the PS3 version; Arnold got a chance to use him last week at the Sony event in Manhattan, and he said it was great . We can't wait to get our hands on this one!
Batman: Arkham Asylum is slated to arrive on August 25 in North America and three days later in Europe. Yeah, we've got Madden NFL 10 , too, but that caters to a slightly different demographic.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum