BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM™ PLATINUM AND CLASSICS OUT NOW

LONDON – 22, October, 2010– Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announced that the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum™, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment, will be available in the United Kingdom from 22nd October, 2010, on the PlayStation®3 Platinum range from Sony and the Xbox 360® Classics range from Microsoft.

Winner of two BAFTAs, numerous‘Game of the Year’ awards and a Guinness World Record for‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,’ Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players diverse gameplay that pushes the envelope for all action, adventure and superhero games and exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure.

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, instil 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 will be available in the United Kingdom from 22nd October, 2010, on the Platinum Hits range from Sony and the Classics range from Microsoft. For more information, the official website can be found at www.BatmanArkhamAsylum.com.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group’s internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products and services.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as  Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. TAITO is a trademark or registered trademark of Taito Corporation.  EIDOS, TOMB RAIDER, IO INTERACTIVE, JUST CAUSE, JUST CAUSE 2 and CRYSTAL DYNAMICS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Software© 2010 Square Enix Ltd. Original game developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Converted for Mac format by Feral Interactive Ltd. Published byFeral Interactive Ltd. Rocksteady and the Rocksteady logo are trademarks of Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.

BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics© 2010. All Rights Reserved.

WBIE LOGO, WB SHIELD:™&© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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