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The consumer demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum™, co-published in North America by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos Inc., will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE worldwide on August 7. The full game will be available at retail stores nationwide in North America beginning August 25, and in Europe and Australia beginning August 28.

The demo will be offered on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3. Fans can visit for details on how to download the Games For Windows LIVE version.

The Batman: Arkham Asylum™ demo opens as the DARK KNIGHT and COMMISSIONER GORDON return The Joker back into confinement at ARKHAM ASYLUM. But things soon fall apart as THE JOKER gains the upper hand and springs a trap, setting Arkham Asylum’s occupants upon Batman. The demo offers gamers a taste of the fierce FreeFlow™ combat system, the cunning stealth of the Invisible Predator™ mechanic, and the feeling of becoming the WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE as they navigate Arkham Asylum’s imposing Intensive Treatment facility. Players can unlock character bios, as well as get a sneak peak at some of the infamous foes that BATMAN will encounter within the cavernous and macabre confines of Arkham Asylum.

Featuring amazing graphics within an intense, immersive setting, Batman: Arkham Asylumâ„¢ exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’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, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc and Poison Ivy, and the newly revealed Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum.

Batman: Arkham Asylum™ has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB in North America and PEGI 16+ in Europe. For more information on the title, please visit:

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and the SANDMAN. These DC SUPER HEROES and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd.
Eidos is the creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, consisting of several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Game Studios, Eidos Hungary and Eidos Montreal, plus sales and distribution offices in Europe and the US. The Group has a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raiderâ„¢, Hitmanâ„¢, Deus Exâ„¢, Championship Managerâ„¢ and Just Causeâ„¢. Eidos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

Just Cause, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, Eidos and the Eidos Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Eidos Interactive Ltd. All rights reserved. SQUARE ENIX is a trademark or a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other territories. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Software © 2009 Eidos Interactive Ltd. Developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Co-published by Eidos, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. Rocksteady and the Rocksteady logo are trademarks of Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of Eidos Interactive Ltd. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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  1. August 5, 2009 at 9:29 am — Reply

    I played a PS3 demo for this in Target a month or so back.


    When I get the 360, this will be one of the titles that gets bought first!

  2. Brian
    August 5, 2009 at 11:06 am — Reply

    I believe the downloadable demo is the one we saw on Gamespot (the 15 minutes of game play).

    I love this game. Sadly i don’t own a console to play it on but it hasn’t stopped me from loving the hell out of it. I’m also participating in their Viral Marketing campaign at

    If you want to play along too then i suggest you check the forums here:

    It’s fun … so far we have interviews with Croc and Zsasz on the Arkhm Asylum employee access page.

    If your going to buy the game then i really suggest you play in the Viral Marketing … there is a lot of story that takes place before you even start the game.

  3. lifeisaglitch
    August 5, 2009 at 11:29 am — Reply

    Im so very much going to grab this.

  4. Jacin B
    August 5, 2009 at 11:36 am — Reply

    Can. Not. Wait.

  5. websnap
    August 5, 2009 at 11:52 am — Reply

    this is the reason I got a PS3… this and DCUO, any way…

  6. MaximusRift
    August 5, 2009 at 4:02 pm — Reply

    The question is if the greatest Bat-fan of Major Spoiler will get this. And; yes, I’m talking to you, Stephen. ;p

    • August 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm — Reply

      Nope. I don’t have any of the newer gaming stations (except the Wii), and I don’t have time to play the games as much as I want to. My evenings are spent with my wife and son, and then after they go to bed, I’m working on the site or prepping for classes. I haven’t even had time to play World of Warcraft in easily 9 months.

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