Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition out in May

Batman Arkham Asylum
Eidos Inc.* and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, on behalf of DC Comics, today confirmed that the Batman: Arkham Asylum™ Game of the Year Edition will be available in North America in May 2010. The North American version will come with four extra challenge maps on disc and feature an innovative new technology which offers a play-in-3D option compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition adds a new dimension to the multi award-winning gameplay experience, with support for TriOviz 3D on both PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TriOviz 3D is a patented 3D process which adds depth to the game, visible to players wearing the included 3D glasses. By leveraging the depth-of-field while maintaining the original gameplay and color integrity, TriOviz 3D creates a far more immersive gaming experience, allowing console players to dive deeper into the gothic world of Arkham Asylum.

Expanding the gameplay of the original boxed edition, the Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition comes with four previously released Downloadable Content Challenge Maps on disc, giving players further opportunities to hone their FreeFlow™ Combat skills and test their Invisible Predator™ prowess.

In Batman: Arkham Asylum, BATMAN finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, ARKHAM ASYLUM. The Joker has set a trap for the DARK KNIGHT and has conspired with the deranged inmates to eliminate Batman once and for all. Adding to the authenticity of the game are veteran animated Batman voice talents Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, who reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.

Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award winner whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series. Gamers will move in the shadows, instil fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including HARLEY QUINN, BANE, KILLER CROC, POISON IVY and SCARECROW, who have taken over the asylum.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition will be available across North America from May 11th, 2010, and throughout Europe and Australasia from March 26th, 2010, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games For Windows LIVE.