The calendar may still read “August,” but I think this is the week that the summertime gaming lull is officially dead and buried. And it’s pretty clear what the biggest game is this week: Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game isn’t just racking up some really rave reviews, it also comes packing some compelling exclusives for PlayStation 3 owners, like the downloadable Joker Challenge Levels (available – for free, no less – on the PlayStation Store right NOW), and a special Batcave Outpost Personal Space for PlayStation Home which unlocks with the game disc.
For those who can’t wait until tomorrow, you can learn more about these exclusives tonight on Gametrailers TV, as well as more on the combat system, musical score, and Invisible Predator mode. Also, they interview the man who played Cocknocker in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Apparently he has something to do with the game :-)
You can catch this special on Spike TV tonight at midnight (Eastern and Pacific), because host Geoff Keighley – like Batman – is a night owl. (Not Nite Owl, that’s something entirely different. Mostly.)
In the meantime, try out the demo on the PlayStation Store – it definitely got my attention!