As the world awaited the arrival of what has been labeled the greatest comic book superhero videogame ever, Gamestop hosted the BATMAN: Arkham Asylum mid-night launch party in Glendale, Arizona. ThEvolution Network was on hand as fans of BATMAN and his many arch-enemies came out in droves to finally get a taste of the Dark Knights latest adventure.
From Batman and The Joker to Catwoman, Zsasz, Harley Quinn and even ‘The Bus Driver’ from The Dark Knight Movie, fans were definitely in character and in high spirits for the mid-night launch party of BATMAN: Arkham Asylum. Gamestop put together a great event as the Salvation Army was also on hand to spread the love. The event featured face-painting for kids and adults, a costume contest, raffle prizes and also The Riddler brain-teasers which were a big hit.
With so many poorly developed comic-book based superhero titles, last years announcement of BATMAN: Arkham Asylum left Batman enthusiasts some-what excited yet concerned about the final build of the game. However, as more light was shed on this new title in the form of the latest E3 expo where we were finally got our hands on this ambitious title, and the latest reviews which consistently praise the efforts of developer RockSteady, all doubt have been quickly erased. From our experience with BATMAN: Arkham Asylum there is no question that RockSteady has developed a true contender for 2009 Game of The Year honors.
Currently BATMAN: Arkham Asylum is maintaining an excellent review rating average of 91/100 from Metacritic across both the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms. Be sure to check out our BATMAN: Arkham Asylum Mid-Night Launch video.