Eidos at the London Expo

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Eidos were at the London Expo with their upcoming PC/PS3/Xbox 360 title Batman: Arkham Asylum. For those of you who haven’t heard, this outing for the caped crusader pits him against all the escapees of Arkham asylum in a beat-em up style crime investigation RPG. Here’s the blurb:

Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum.

Using a wide range of Batman’s gadgets and abilities, players will become the invisible predator and attempt to foil The Joker’s demented scheme.
Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story penned exclusively for the game by famous Batman author and five-time Emmy award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost season one and Batman: The Animated Series.

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On show at the MCM London Expo was a PS3 version of the fighting system with a beat-em up mini game with wave after wave of cretins for you to beat down. Overall the game handled admirably during our brief hands on. The fighting system allowed fluid transition between button bashing and slick counters which will easily make anyone new to the game pretty much at home within about 30 seconds. So thumbs up for the beat-em up elements, as long as the story is involving and the other elements stand up as well this Batman: Arkham Asylum will definitely be one to watch.

Not bad, not bad at all

Not bad, not bad at all

Eidos insisted they’d have a more complete demo of the game at E3 including the crime investigation elements and super sleuthing. So be sure to check out our up and coming E3 coverage from June 2-4th where we’ll give you an update on how the game is progressing. Check below for a couple more screen shots.