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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:38pm 14/07/09 | 15 Comments
Not slouching in the media department in the lead up to the game's release, Eidos and Rocksteady Games have given us an all-new Batman: Arkham Asylum trailer, this time showcasing the game's main villains and giving a few quick glimpses at what are clearly boss battles (I know, because I reached the Bane boss battle in a recent extended hands-on).

The video is a short and sweet teaser, and once again I can't reiterate enough just how much better this game is to play than watch in these snippets.

You can check out the full video here. But for our E3 hands-on click here, and for more media and info, check out our game page.



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thermite
Posted 03:40pm 14/7/09
Man it would be really convenient if you started embeding these vids and adding graphics and stuff to your post to excite me.
trog
Posted 03:40pm 14/7/09
Man it would be really convenient if you started embeding these vids and adding graphics and stuff to your post to excite me.
does your mouse not have a left button
trog
Posted 03:44pm 14/7/09
that actually looks really cool. If they keep it nice and dark and hardcore I'd be pretty tempted to check it out. I assume it is based on this graphic novel which is one of my faves?
Crash
Posted 03:45pm 14/7/09
soooo looking forward to having a crack at this game.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:49pm 14/7/09
Dave, nah it's its own entity. But was still written by Batman comic veteran, Paul Dini.

Having played close to three hours worth of it a few weeks ago, I can honestly tell you it's utterly mature, incredibly dark and one of my most anticipated releases of this year. There's some really twisted stuff I'm not allowed to mention which rules.
Crash
Posted 03:52pm 14/7/09
mark hamill is going to be at comic-con promoting it. Might get some more stuff to check out
Khel
Posted 04:04pm 14/7/09
Yeah, this looks awesome, probably the game I'm looking forward to the most this year (well, unless Mass Effect 2 is coming out this year, then it'd be a tie).
greazy
Posted 07:46pm 14/7/09
Wonder how the combat system is going to work.

I assume it is based on this graphic novel which is one of my faves?
You seem to be confused.
ravn0s
Posted 08:03pm 14/7/09
Wonder how the combat system is going to work.


theres plenty of gameplay walkthroughs that show off the combat system

i will definitely pick this game up on release day.
Spook
Posted 08:16pm 14/7/09
mark hamill is going to be at comic-con promoting it. Might get some more stuff to check out

bimonscificon?
trog
Posted 08:26pm 14/7/09
You seem to be confused.
how so?
ViscoS
Posted 08:56pm 14/7/09
Needed a comma and a full stop, not a question mark.
elachlan
Posted 12:12am 15/7/09
That looks awesome :D!! Might actually have to grab a copy.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:39am 15/7/09
greazy - we touched on the combat system here but if you're too lazy to find it:
At first, I will admit, it took a little getting used to, but the combat system crafted for Batman: Arkham Asylum is damn near perfect. This game does not have its AI waiting their turn to attack you - they'll attack all at once which means on top of a good offensive, Batman requires just as good defence. This comes in the form of a reversal button (applied to Y on the Xbox 360 controller), utilised when an enemy's head appears to be electrically on fire (think Spider-man's Spider Sense tingling from the comics), hit Y when you see the indicator and Batman will contextually reverse any move being thrown at him. Moreover, this can (and will) be thrown into the middle of any fisticuffs combo, meaning you can literally string together massive combos, against multiple enemies, all at once, and because of a stunning contextual animation system, it all flows together beautifully.
On a side note, my aforementioned extended hands-on revealed when playing the game on Hard, the attack indicators on enemy heads don't appear - you have to judge their animations, keeping you well on your toes throughout. It's f*****g awesome.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:04am 15/7/09
Might have to dust off my 360 and give it a bash when we get it in at work. Really like the artwork and the gameplay looks nice as well.
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