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DescriptionOnce again, Batman has captured and returned the Joker to Arkham Asylum. Unfortunately, the inmates have taken over and the Joker is now running the show. Play as the Caped Crusader, navigating in a 3rd person style through the grounds and collective wings of Arkham Asylum; super prison and rehabilitation center for Gotham's most hardened criminals.
Using a combination of stealth, detective work, and exciting combat elements, proceed toward your ultimate goal of apprehending the maniacal Joker. On the way, you'll encounter some of Batman's deadliest foes. Fortunately, you're not entirely alone, as Batman will receive assistance from the surviving guards, and information from the computer genius Oracle.
Make use of the grappling hook, Batarangs, explosive gel, zipline, electronically-assisted vision, and more. During your search, you will gain experience points from defeating opponents, finding hidden items, or accomplishing special tasks. Once you "level up" you are able to purchase/upgrade an ability or feature of Batman's arsenal. The game features a controllable camera viewpoint, and optional first person view for viewing things up close.
Strewn about the grounds of the Asylum are 240 "riddles" for you to solve, courtesy of the Riddler, and a variety of achievements/trophies to unlock, depending on your gaming platform.
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BatcaveThe idea of a secondary Batcave in Arkham Asylum first appeared during the No Man's Land saga.
Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman, Joker and Harley Quinn are voiced by Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Arline Sorkin respectively, who reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series.
The story is written by Paul Dini who, as well as having contributed to the comics, was a writer on the series.
PlayStation HomeInserting the game into your PlayStation 3 console will unlock a PlayStation Home exclusive personal space called the Batcave Outpost Apartment. The space includes a replica of Bruce Wayne's underground lair, including famous items such as the Batsuit, Batmobile, and Batwing.
ReferencesIf Batman is killed by Bane, one of the death cut scenes shows Bane breaking his back. He also taunts Batman during battle, yelling "I will break you" and making a kneeing motion. This is a reference to the Knightfall storyline, where Bane actually broke Batman's spine.
References to Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious EarthThe game references Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth several times:
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Sicarius (61036) added Batman: Arkham Asylum (Windows) on Sep 22, 2009
Batman Created by:
Lee Adamson, Michael Bel Gil, Jamie Field, Lukáš Jevčák, Dušan Kerekeš, Remi Lefort, John Southgate, Karl Stjernberg, Alex Underhill, Yannis ZiakasConcept Artists: