Batman: Arkham City Launches on Windows PC + Robin DLC SuperCheats News
While there have been many attempts to translate the experience of BEING the Dark Knight into the realm of video games, until the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum, all of those attempts had been abject failures. When Arkham Asylum was released its vivid and realistic play stunned the gaming world. For the first time in the history of the comics and in the history of video games, mortal man was able to experience the look, the feel, and the excitement of being Batman.
They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place -- but that cannot be true can it? Once again the brilliant game wizards at Rocksteady Studios along with their compatriots over at Warner Brothers have somehow managed to translate the sheer beauty and visceral thrill of BEING the Batman into the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum -- in an amazing and riveting story called Batman: Arkham City!
Warner Brothers, along with DC Entertainment, today have announced and confirmed that the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City -- already a force to be reckoned with via Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 -- has exploded out of the gate on Windows PC under the flagship gaming system Games for Windows LIVE , and is also now available via the Steam digital game distribution platform, as well as the OnLive service, Origin (Electronic Arts), and the "Impulse Driven" (GameStop) download store, as well as additional digital distribution platforms including Direct2Drive and GamersGate ., and how cool is that?
Arkham City and the Robin DLC Pack is also available on Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in retail boxed editions for the main game. In addition to the PC version of the game, the Robin Bundle Pack is now available via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 560 Microsoft Points, via the PlayStation Network Store for $6.99 (USD), and on all of the supported digital distribution platforms as well -- start following links!
In the Robin Bundle Pack, Robin will come complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack -- Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. The pack will also contain two alternative Robin character skins.
Published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City -- a game world that is five-times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum -- and the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters. and insane criminal masterminds.
Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics' core Batman license -- fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.