PS3 has scored exclusive rights to the Joker character on Batman: Arkham Asylum
Sony Entertainment has scored a bit of coup with Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Atari Australia annoucing that The Joker will be an exclusive playable character in Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PS3…well, until June anyway!
The character will be made available upon release as a free downloadable character through PlayStation Network for the PS and can be played in Challenge Maps from the game.
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman becomes trapped with all of his most dangerous villains inside the insane asylum of Gotham City – Arkham Asylum.
This game exposes players to a 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.
Batman: Arkham Asylum will also be available June 2009 on the Xbox 360 and PC.