Batman: Arkham Asylum Awarded Guinness World Record
Source:Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment August 28, 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum has been awarded a Guinness World Record for "Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever." The press release:
Today the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum game has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’.
Batman: Arkham Asylum has been given top scores across the board from National newspapers and specialist game reviewers. The game has broken the Guinness World Record in this category by achieving the highest average score of 91.67 from reviews around the world.*
Developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’ Batman license, Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players diverse gameplay that pushes the envelope for action, adventure and superhero games and exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum.
Gaz Deaves from Guinness World Records states, “We are so pleased to be awarding Batman: Arkham Asylum a Guinness World Record. It is a fantastic new game and due to the reaction of gaming experts we believe it has a well deserved place in the Guinness World Records book.”
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, BATMAN finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, ARKHAM ASYLUM. THE JOKER has set a trap for the DARK KNIGHT and has conspired with the deranged inmates to eliminate BATMAN once and for all. Adding to the authenticity of the game are veteran animated Batman voice talents Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, who reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.
Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award winner whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series. Gamers will move in the shadows, instill fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains, including HARLEY QUINN, BANE, KILLER CROC, POISON IVY and SCARECROW, who have taken over the asylum.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, co-published in North America by Eidos Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is rated “T” for Teen and is available for PLAYSTATION 3 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.
Which Superhero can Batman win in a fight with?
Will a lot of people say that Batman is nothing because he doesn't have any powers.Let's he have a fight with flash.The Flash is too fast.If Batman have a fight with Superman Batman can only slow Superman down even with Robin's help.So what do you think?
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- Well, your 'definition' of fight is very loose. Batman has managed to defeat Superman before, though with the aid fo Kryptonite and a suit of armor. I'm quite sure that Batman would figure out a way to defeat him though, and Bats has also developed a 'vibrational bullet' which is designed to kill Flash should he ever go rogue. The bullet is capable of being fast enough to strike his neck, making him suffer seizures at the speed of light.
Contrary to what 'others' might claim that Batman is nothing as he has no powers, he is in fact one of the most efficient and tactile combatants of the DCU, and the only member skillful enough to not possess powers and still be in the Justice League. He was able to resist Sinestro's attempt to make him a Yellow Lantern, and was able to single-handedly defeat a group of aliens while trying to save his teammates with Supes calling him 'the most dangerous man on Earth.'
- Despite being told that Batman is a regluar human, he isn't. He might not have any noticeable super powers, but he is still an enhanced human.
He's taken hits that would make pulp out of any other human. He has more skills and abilities than any person could concievably retain in 1 lifetime. He has no long lasting damage to his body, despite fighting criminals most of his life. He requires less sleep than the average person, and can somehow physically hang with super powered people.
His greatest power is the fact that he is a beloved icon. The writer will always make batman come out on top (as will the writer of every other superhero). He's put into situations where it would impossible to win, no matter how well trained he is, and yet he'll win. If a guy can pick up and throw a car, 1 punch would pulverize a person. Batman will face off against superthugs who can wreck people with their bare hands, and he'll match up in a fight. If he tried to block, his arms would break, but the writer would never allow that to happen.
- He has pre-prepared weapons against many heroes and carries kryptonite as a precaution.
Now the only question is 'Does he have access to these weapons before or during the fight?
- Batman can defeat any superhero under the right conditions. Thats the thing about batman he has all those crazy gadgets and tricks up his sleeves.