Batman Arkham Asylum

October 15, 2011 by staff 

Batman Arkham AsylumBatman Arkham Asylum, One can hardly imagine a genuine American hero Superman. Except for the Man of Steel sequel being filmed, which is being played by Henry Tudors’ Cavill. Or is there a good neighborhood in New York, Spider-Man, on the restart next year is played by the doctor once who bit part player Andrew Garfield (who lived in Surrey since he was three).

Another superhero now as British as warm beer is Batman: Christian Bale, Bruce Wayne’s current film is British director Christopher Nolan is British, and so are most of the co-stars Michael Caine Gary Oldman.

Many of the Bat comic book creators are homegrown – as noted by Grant Morrison write, Alan Moore and Mark Millar. After London Studio video game developer Rocksteady.

His 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum shocked the gaming world, not only because it was a good superhero title (mostly through the years have been pretty awful), but because Rocksteady was almost unknown at the time.

“We spent about a year cutting their teeth in the new technology [Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3] and the development of a number of original concepts,” says game director Sefton Hill. “But when the opportunity came to create a new Batman game could not resist the temptation.”

But if other superhero games, including many Batman tie-ins, has been disappointing, why take that risk?

“Batman is a perfect video game character,” says Hill. “The balance of power and vulnerability that makes it unlike most of the characters. No gadgets are impressive, incredible fighting ability and brutal, his detective and problem solving skills and the ability to move undetected. However, underneath all their training and weapons, that is human, just a few shots of death. ”

Batman: Arkham City will be released on October 21 and is set to be the biggest game this Christmas do not have first-hand the terrorists. The plot has the facility of Arkham Asylum pschiatric becoming so full of criminals that part of the city of Gotham has to be attached to the house of the excess.

What this means in terms of game is a huge virtual city to wander, full of iconic villains like the Joker, the Penguin, and Riddler. Just as Batman for the first time you play as Catwoman, and even the challenges Robin selected.

“When we finished Arkham Asylum, we knew we wanted to take Batman in his spiritual home – Gotham City,” says Hill. “But we know that if we were to deliver the true experience of Batman that the player would have to have complete freedom to go anywhere and everywhere and every square inch of the city would have to be done with the same care and attention to details such as the asylum. ”

But why did the British rule of creativity in the modern mythology of Batman?

“I really do not know. I have a genuine love for this character and his universe. From there, just set out to do the Batman game we like to play.

The next time you complain about Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr. playing or Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, think of it as a cultural exchange of the heroes of fiction.

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