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Introducing Batman: Arkham VR — Be the Batman

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Introducing Batman: Arkham VR — Be the Batman

E3 is always an incredibly exciting time for both developers and gamers. At last year’s E3, Rocksteady was out in force because Batman: Arkham Knight was released the week after the show. If you’d told me then that we’d be back in 2016 announcing our next game, I’d have called you crazy – but here we are…The next game from Rocksteady Studios is Batman: Arkham VR.

Batman: Arkham VR is a new Batman story set in the Arkham universe and exclusive to PlayStation VR. From the early days of development on Batman: Arkham Asylum, our primary objective has been to create games that make players genuinely feel like they are the Batman. Now I know we said Batman: Arkham Knight was our last-ever Batman game, but the arrival of the PlayStation VR devkits changed that! The opportunity to create a completely new kind of Batman experience, to take the ‘Be the Batman’ experience to an even deeper level on this exciting new platform, was too good to resist.

One of the things that Arkham fans have been asking for is the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic locations in Batman’s universe such as Wayne Manor and the Batcave. For the first time in a Rocksteady Arkham story, Batman: Arkham VR offers players the chance to do exactly that – to feel that unique sense of presence in these legendary locations through virtual reality. If you’ve ever wondered how it would feel to be Bruce Wayne surrounded by the finery of Wayne Manor, then descend into the Batcave to put on the iconic Batsuit, you’ll know why we’re so excited about putting the game in players’ hands.

The switch from screens to headsets was a fascinating creative and technical challenge for us, as it has inspired us to really focus on Batman’s detective skills and find new ways to use them. We all feel that we’ve ended up creating an amazing new Batman experience that is both complementary and a counterpoint to the epic grandeur of Batman: Arkham Knight. This time around we’re telling a highly focused, very personal story entirely in first-person. Batman: Arkham VR is an intense murder mystery in the style of the classic Batman comic books, but with a strong dose of the dark psychology that the Arkham games are well known for.

That’s about all I can say for now – we’re unveiling the game at E3 this week, and we’re looking forward to unleashing Batman: Arkham VR on gamers across the world when it launches on PlayStation VR in October 2016.

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19 Comments

  • Where are the PS Vita games???

    • four24twenty

      PSVR is the Vita 2

    • They all suffer a tragic death and are now decomposing in their graves. Unfortunately the PS Vita has been dead for quite some time now.

    • PS VR = PS Vita Remade

      sorry, couldn’t help :P . In all seriousness PSVR success would be great.

  • I am really lovin’ Rocksteady right now.

  • clownprince26

    I am so READY FOR THIS!! Hope it comes out near October 26 for my birthday!

  • I’m still new to playstation VR stuff, but can all their VR games be played on regular PS4, and without the VR glasses?

    • Technically yes, without glasses no, what you would see on your TV would be a Side by Side image, similar to 3d movies.

  • looking forward to seeing some real gameplay of this, the concept is very interesting.

  • How much will we be forced in to the Batmobile?

  • Looking forward to see how this will turn out.

  • this game only lasts 60minutes according to rocksteady.

    basically this game was made to check the box for having a “batman” game on vr. in other words, this game will be a steaming pile of trash, just like every other VR game.

    • Do you have a reference for that? I can’t find anywhere which says that Batman VR will be only 60 minutes.

    • yeah it was on the youtube post sony show with geoff keighley. said it was a small project, around 60mins of story and they opted for that to make sure it was high quality.

    • Well, you said it. I prefer an hour of high quality than 20 hours with a half being batmobile haha. Even that, i liked the game but if they will deliver a great one hour game for vr, i will jump to it without thinking it

  • ONESHOT2475

    IM SO EXCITED FOR THE VR TO COME COME OUT!!!

  • Jonny-Sturtz

    Thank you Rocksteady you finally made my dream come true

  • This is a nice surprise, I don’t think big publisher will jump on vr this early in generation, yet here we are with batman vr and resident evil 7 vr :)

    Now I just need ace combat 7 vr..

  • Reverseshift

    Arkham Knight is the greatest game ever made so I’ll be getting this.

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