Official Press Release
Eidos Interactive Ltd. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Insane Night Map Pack, a free downloadable map pack for the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylumâ„¢ action adventure title. Beginning September 17th, the Insane Night Map Pack will be available from PlayStationÂ® Store, XboxÂ® LIVE Marketplace, and Games for WindowsÂ® LIVE Marketplace, and offer gamers two new Challenge Maps to hone their FreeFlowâ„¢ Combat skills and test their Invisible Predatorâ„¢ prowess.
In the ‘Totally Insane’ FreeFlow Combat map, players’ will be tested to their fullest as scores of escaped lunatics bear down upon BATMAN as they make their escape through the asylum’s secure records facility. These fast-moving foes will challenge all but the most practiced players, with quick reactions and expert timing needed to fend off wave upon wave of insane inmates, bent on taking down the DARK KNIGHT. In the ‘Nocturnal Hunter’ Invisible Predator map, players take on a wholly different approach, practicing their predatory skills to remain in the shadows, utilizing the Arkham watchtowers and Batman’s arsenal of gadgets to gain the upper hand on The Joker’s army of goons patrolling below.
The Insane Night Map Pack will be available from September 17th for PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from MicrosoftÂ®, and the soon to be released Games for WindowsÂ® LIVE edition.
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’ Batman license, the Dark Knight takes on his greatest challenge yet when he becomes trapped with all of his most dangerous villains inside the insane asylum of GOTHAM CITY – ARKHAM ASYLUM! Since its release, Batman: Arkham Asylum has garnered the acclaim of gamers and critics alike, achieving an average score of 92 from reviews around the world*, earning it a Guinness World Record for ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.’
Batman: Arkham Asylum is rated “T” for Teen and is available for PLAYSTATION3 and Xbox 360 for the suggested retail price of $59.99. It will also be available for Games for Windows LIVE at retail outlets for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on September 15, 2009. For more information, please visit www.batmanarkhamasylum.com.
*Compiled by Metacritic.com, one of the web’s best resources for critical information about film, video, games, books and television.
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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.
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