It's one of the best games of 2009 and those of you who have recently completed Batman: Arkham Asylum are likely lying in wait for the upcoming downloadable content. After all, who wants such an awesome game to end ?

Well, Eidos has two DLC packs planned for release and you won't have to wait long for either. The first pack is called "Insane Night" and is scheduled to hit both the PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace this week (September 17). This extra bit of content will let you battle hordes of escaped maniacs from the Asylum, and you'll also get a chance to try out the brand new Nocturnal Hunter challenge. This will require a bit of stealth as you'll team up with Bats and stick to the shadows on the roofs of the Asylum to remain hidden throughout. The second pack is "Prey in the Darkness" and is slated for the following week; September 24. We don't have exact details on this one just yet but you can be assured that everything will be brand new; they're not simply re-releasing the pre-order exclusive DLC, like "Dem Bones" and "Crime Alley." Rocksteady Studios has really given us one hell of a gem, and to have the benefit of DLC so soon after the launch is an added feather in their cap. People will still be playing this one during the holiday rush!

Now, Rocksteady just needs to focus their attention on a sequel. Or maybe they can pick another superhero who hasn't fared well in the video game realm. Like Superman.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Culoslap
Culoslap
11 years ago

I'm happy about the stealth DLC. I'm burnt out on fighting rooms.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I really like this game but I stink at the fighting rooms. My hopes of getting the trophy for 24 fighting medals is quickly evaporating.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I felt that way until I stopped mashing the buttons, lol. I started playing the game tiring out my thumbs, but had to retrain myself when trying the challenges. Upgrades are also a plus for success in the freeflow challenges.

The fighting rooms are about rhythm and evasion. You are invulnerable while leaping away or vaulting off a henchman's shoulders. When surrounded just vault or leap away and attack from the outside. A single leap does not interrupt a combo, nor multiple shoulder vaults (handy for avoiding charging titans, too). Stuns are also good for regaining composure during a hectic spot.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You know what? Thanks. I appreciate the hints. My best combo was up to 34 hits and I was freaking out. Only got that high once though. The game really is beautifully made. Like you say the fights are an art. You CAN button mash, but timing and organization go further. I pounded away at it all day yesterday and made some good progress. Still very hard to do the "electric floor" levels and get 300k…

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Also, the fnial combo bonus is calculated by total combo count x value of final move in combo. The ground pound is the highest single point move for Batman (100pts, joker's gun is 250!) and is the most desirable way to finish a combo. I have found that by finishing the last guy with a vault over (towards + double X) into a stun, and knock down with a batarang, I can almost always finish the combo with a ground pound. Sometimes the final guy is so weak that the batarang kills him, but that is rare.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I know it'd never happen, but I'd like to see Rocksteady tackle a WW2 era Captain America game.

lionfire
lionfire
11 years ago

me too for sure!!!

___________
___________
11 years ago

my throats still sore from swearing my head off last night.
fooking bloody hell poison ivy is hard.
all those walkthroughs saying to ignore the bad guys and focus on ivy because her vines will kill them.
BS.
her vines do jack tripe, i honestly ran around dodging their attacks and time after time they would get caught in ivys vines and hop back up and attack me again.
you have to constantly dodge her attacks, dodge your enemys attacks and attack them at the same time.
anything else you want to chuck on my plate?
might as well ask me to take over the world with a bloomin toothpick.
in fact that would probably be easier.

Oliver
Oliver
11 years ago

Keep moving from side-to-side – beating up the henchmen while the vines are growing. Only worry about attacking Ivy when she is trying to blast you with the pods and make sure to hit her when she opens the flower (you can see her).

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

You need to keep a finger close to the x for a double tap… As soon as she is about to shoot at you, quick tap out a batarang and then dodge. She will open the flower right as the boomerang makes contact….
Remember that the vines will only hurt you, not the thugs. dodge, attack and counter. just toss a few quick batarangs in the mix as well and you should get through fine.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Evasion is your friend (direction +double tap X) as you are invulnerable during your jump. There is enough time between the vine going into the ground, and being grabbed, that you can leap away. Only two vines at a time, and there is always a safe spot. I fire batarangs the entire time, while jumping around. Same thing with the shooting balls. Easy to avoid once in the rhythm.

___________
___________
11 years ago

thanks guys.
the only hard part is killing her henchmen.
once their gone its easy, i found using the multiple batwrangs helped when the vines are growing than use quick tap L1 when the orbs come out.
but im giving this a break in definitely,uncharted 2 beta is soaking up all my time.


Last edited by ___________ on 9/16/2009 8:18:35 AM

whooka
whooka
11 years ago

$$$$?

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Free

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Please, another Batman before a Superman.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Maybe Batman vs Superman?

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Awesome

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Just about to finish up the Predator challenges. Now on to those frustrating combat challenges.