Posts Tagged ‘Arkham Asylum’
But will it be developed by Rocksteady?
Rocksteady actively tell journalists to ‘spoil’ a plot thread of Batman Arkham City, internet explodes.
Having done my favourite pants, socks and vest, there was only one place to go next in my quest to find the finest underwear the PlayStation has to offer – my favourite bra.
Warner Bros Home Entertainment has decided to buy a majority stake holding in Rocksteady, the London based developer of Batman: Arkham Asylum. The development team there is already working on a sequel to last year’s critically and commercially successful Dark Knight adventure, which is to be published by Warner. The company, better known for its movie and TV production, has been expanding rapidly in the games market.
In a recent article exploring videogame violence, Batman comic writer Landry Walker has called on gamers to think more about how they approach violence in games to get the most from them. Drawing on examples from how some gamers were playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, Walker seemed concerned that violence in games was being treated in a disappointingly unrealistic fashion. He also explained how he felt Batman: Arkham Asylum was a better gaming experience when played with stealth and cunning in mind.
Voice Actor and motion capture action hero Mark Sloan has expressed his belief that Rocksteady, makers of the soon to be released Batman: Arkham Asylum, have been commissioned to help bring us the next Hitman game. Listing his recent work on his website Sloan lists Rocksteady as responsible for some motion capture work he did on “Hitman 5″. This has naturally enough lead to some speculation that Rocksteady could at least be lending a hand to IO in the development of Agent 47′s long awaited return, if not developing the whole game itself.
In case you haven’t heard Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a demo on PSN. It will be hitting this Friday (August 7) and is basically the early stages of the game as you deliver The Joker to Arkham and then everything goes a little bonkers. It’s well worth having a look if only to try out the ‘FreeFlow’ combat system and get a feel for the stealth mechanics. Like dogs, insane inmates of Arkham can’t look up!
In case you weren’t aware of this, the PlayStation 3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum features an exclusive mode where you can play as The Joker