Scans and Screens of Game informer’s Coverge of Batman: Arkham Asylum
A few days ago we reported that Game informer was going to have an exclusive look at a new Batman game called ‘Arkham Asylum.’ As you can tell, when GI talked about how the levels of the game had a “dark and gritty” atmosphere, they weren’t kidding. The game isn’t going to be a kid friendly game at all, just look at the fourth scan down. The walls of the room have blood stained footprints on them. With a bloody question mark written on it. Could this be a sign of the Riddler? Guess what, it is! Sefton Hill the director of the game said:
“There are a lot of supervillains in this game. This is the first Batman game where you’re going to get to see and fight against all of the big supervillains, and they’re going to be represented in a way you’ve never seen before.”
GI did mention they saw some of the villains during the gameplay, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Zsasz. The article also noted they saw some concept art of the game and confirmed they saw the Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Mr Freeze. And a few others, but they weren’t going to “ruin” it for us.
One of the cooler things that Game Informer found out is how the player can travel anywhere and anytime in Arkham. You are not limited to certain areas, but you can roam the Asylum freely as you please. Think that Arkham Asylum is Batman’s Liberty City.
The combat isn’t a traditional stealth game. The developers think a ‘regular’ stealth game makes the player look weak. Something they feel Batman is not.
“If you look at a stealth game, it’s about being weak and hiding…this is about being in a strong positions and them not knowing where you are. It’s a very different fell. Predator gameplay we call it. Picking of the weak people.”
Game Informer also went on to mention they received a hint about the possibility of playing as a villain such as the Joker, but as of now it’s being kept a secret a little longer.
All I know, after seeing these scans, I’m officially excited about a Batman game, and that’s a first!
See the Scans after the Break.
[Thanks to Paul]