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See More of Batman Arkham Asylum’s PS3-exclusives Tonight

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Aug 24, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

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 :-)

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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!

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+ reson8er on August 24th, 2009 at 11:29 am said:

Buying first thing tomorrow. Can’t Wait!


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+ The_Wacker on August 24th, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

I love Batman so much, read the comics every month. This looks like it is going to be the best Batman game ever, though it doesn’t have much competion. I’m going to make love to this game.


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+ DFogz on August 24th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

Hopefully my copy of the CE will be here tomorrow. I can’t wait!
P.S. Mark Hamil was Cocknocker? Ha! I didn’t even realize that!


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+ IceCold on August 24th, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

The demo was amazing. The look of the character models reminded me of heavenly sword, which I’m very disappointed they canceled. But was gorgeous non-the-less.


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+ Enforcer_X on August 24th, 2009 at 11:37 am said:

Preordered the special edition? CHECK!
Downloaded the Joker Levels Already? CHECK!

Demo was awesome can’t wait to play the full game!


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+ DMeisterJ on August 24th, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

Is it me or is every video posted on the blog messed up? Like when you move your mouse over it, it flips out and stops the video and starts it from the beginning? Happens in Firefox and IE…


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 24th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

    Try again. It\’s because of a pop-up blocker that you have installed. I threw in a bit of code that should help.


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+ dotCody on August 24th, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

@5 Happens to me, too.


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+ Neil on August 24th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

I’m not a superhero fan but the Batman demo blew me away. I can’t wait to get it and the PSN exclusives are a nice addition.


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+ Roverxk9 on August 24th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

@5 Doesn’t happen for me on IE, FF or Chrome, maybe you could re-install the flash plugin / player?


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+ TheGuardianFID on August 24th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

I’m picking up the collector’s edition that I pre-ordered tomorrow morning, I already downloaded the Joker DLC, I can’t wait!!! :D


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+ BurntOrange32 on August 24th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Batcave Home space? I didn’t know that. Can’t wait for my Amazon package tomorrow!


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+ DonnyG on August 24th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

LOLz Cocknocker!


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+ hife on August 24th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

Getting mine at a midnight release tonight!


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+ Kchow23 on August 24th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

This game is amazing!


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+ MoneyMaker110 on August 24th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

i loved him as Cocknocker. i’m waiting for my package to come.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 24th, 2009 at 12:49 pm said:

    I see what you did there ;-)


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+ nickert0n on August 24th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

I will be picking up this game, Thanks for the PS3 exclusives in this title! Cant wait to play as the Joker ;-)


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+ Stoph on August 24th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

@6

Happens to me with EVERY video.


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+ Crotin on August 24th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

lol Predator mode sounds awesome


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+ Kchow23 on August 24th, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

First the Dark Knight… now an AWESOME Batman game in my lifetime? WOW who would’ve thought this day would come!!!

BTW

I found that the problem with the videos occurred to me due to the ADBLOCK Plus I installed for convenience (ads are annoying), if you disable it for this website at least for me, videos have no more problems


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+ MercenaryDemon on August 24th, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

Will scarecrow challenge come out as a dlc sometime later or is it really a gamestop preorder “exclusive”

Also regarding PSN store any news on Dino crisis/resident evil 2,3
Which adds a another question in mind.

There is a kojima podcast talking about trophies in MGS4 and it appears that they hear us and they can’t say anything about.
Just wondering………..What does that mean?!?!??Are they considering it or are they saying they can’t say anything because there is nothing else to say.


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+ Revolutionary on August 24th, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

I’ve already beaten and Platinum’d the game, and it is indeed quite amazing. My GOTY thus far, easily.

The Joker is quite fun to play with, and takes a little getting used to because the timings are off from Batman’s moves and he obviously doesn’t have as many gadgets. Still, it’s very fun to play as him and take out the security guards, and even Commissioner Gordon himself! Also, the new soundtrack for the Joker maps is friggin awesome, to say the least.

Can’t wait to see what other DLC Rocksteady has for us!!

Is there any chance of there being more Joker DLC for us PS3 owners, though? :) More maps to play as him with would be nice, or even more gadgets.


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+ TwiztedR3DHead on August 24th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

Whats all the hype for this game for its just batman can someone explain to me whats the big deal?


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+ Kchow23 on August 24th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

@ 20
They are considering it, but there is nothing to announce yet


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+ TakiFuGu on August 24th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

Hey guys, if any of you are planning on picking up this game tomorrow, pick it up at ToysRus before 2:00pm to get a $30 gift card. So, in the end you only pay $35 for a great game.


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+ fykdig on August 24th, 2009 at 12:23 pm said:

midnight is taking forever to get here


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+ CrashSpyro on August 24th, 2009 at 12:23 pm said:

Refering to Mark Hamill as the Cocknocker was the best part of this post. You definitely have your priorities straight, Jeff.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 24th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

    Thanks, I think.


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+ HatmanTc on August 24th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

i bet Mark Hammill loves being reffered to as Cockknocker. bet that is one of those roles he list at the top of his resume(loved the movie btw). i cant wait to get my PS3 back from repair i really would like to get this game


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+ MercenaryDemon on August 24th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

@TwiztedR3DHead

There is still a huge amount of people who are fans of DC comics and most of them are gamers.
Then there are people who grew up watching batman and saw the Dark Knight.The idea of having batman the way he is portrayed in the comics(dark and gritty) instead of cartoonish is extremely preferred.Not only that but most batman games have failed.The reassurance in this game was the demo and videos showing exactly what this game will deliver.


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+ ye11owpharmacy on August 24th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

Who knew the two best games this year would be superhero games? (inFAMOUS and Batman)


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+ thevampirejake on August 24th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

just paid off my pre order of Batman!!! Midnight launch party at my local gamestop, i’ll be enjoyin this one early!! Kudos to Eidos & Rocksteady for giving us the best bats game since the old skool nes!!!


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+ DragonNutz on August 24th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

I can’t wait! I will also be at my local Gamestop for the midnight launch.


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+ Enigma777 on August 24th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Come on Amazon! Ship my damn copy already!!!


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+ illmatic610 on August 24th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

LOL Jeff, Nite owl’s movie version does look like Batman,

BTW, are you gonna catch “Number 7’s” debut this week?


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+ LicensedDealer on August 24th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

I agree with post no 6, please can you fix the videos.


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+ starBlinky01 on August 24th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

great job snagging the exclusive content. I actually went to buy this last night but found out it doesnt release till 2morow.

CANT WAIT TO BUY THIS!!


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+ Paznos on August 24th, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

I have no problems viewing the same videos on the EU PS blog but when trying to view them here I get the same problem as the others are having.


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+ Scodo_Thope on August 24th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

This game will be awesome. I’m waiting for my game day deliver (cross fingers)!

GOY I am sure and the best comic book game EVER! Even the demo was tough!


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+ gold5225 on August 24th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

Batman Arkham Asylum looks great and I preordered it and plan on picking it up tomorrow.

Oh and Jeff how much programing do you do for the blog. Like what types of Coding do you use.


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+ Neil on August 24th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

“Is it me or is every video posted on the blog messed up? Like when you move your mouse over it, it flips out and stops the video and starts it from the beginning? Happens in Firefox and IE…
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Jeff Rubenstein replied on August 24, 2009 at 11:54 am

Try again. It’s because of a pop-up blocker that you have installed. I threw in a bit of code that should help.”

This is still happening for me using Firefox :(


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+ gold5225 on August 24th, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

@39 Try Using Google chrome.

Thats what I use and I never have problems with the PlayStation Blog.


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+ redtailman on August 24th, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

looking forward to playing this tomorrow


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+ akennemer1 on August 24th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

It is nice that you guys actually respond to a lot of questions.

is the joker thing a timed exclusive? (i hope not)


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+ KILLA_KING_007 on August 24th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

what if you just want the home space?


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+ station3fever on August 24th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

OMG the entire planet will be watching this tonight, i hope the lines don’t clog up hehe :) Go Batman,Go Batman,Go Batman, oh and Go joker. Heck we need them both.

EXTRA: maybe later they can do like a bonus level or something Where batman is the bad guy beating the crap out of everyone “just an idea.” I know, i know he’s the good guy but it’s the Evil side of me :)


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+ thevampirejake on August 24th, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

sorrry to post twice but i thought i could ease some confusion.
@20 gamestop will give u a voucher that has a code on it, put that code n the ps store and u’ll get the scarecrow maps


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+ Random_Avenger on August 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

So looking forward to this game! I think, as well as hope, that Eidos created the ultimate Batman game!

Mark Hammil has the greatest Joker voice & laugh ever!!!


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+ HustlnDeath76 on August 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

Pre-ordered mine yesterday…got it for $46.99 from BestBuy(had some reward points) with 2 Batman cartoon DVDs, free shipping and a $10.00 gift card. Can’t wait to play!!


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+ osufan21 on August 24th, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

Im getting Batman Arkham Asylum Speical Edition. The demo was great. Hopefully it sells well in the coming weeks.


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+ gamesnskate on August 24th, 2009 at 3:48 pm said:

Can’t wait for the mid-night release tonight :D


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+ TOY_BOXX on August 24th, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

I’ll be all over Batman in a new, strange, way tomorrow. And no it’s not like that – kind of.

Also I’m looking forward to the new Batcave Outpost as well. Only on the Playstation where they’ll give away the Joker Challenge Levels for free! Love it!


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