Palo Alto, CA – November 22, 2011 – OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced today that the universally acclaimed action-adventure game Batman: Arkham City is now available for instant, on-demand play on the OnLive Game Service, along with a FREE, EXCLUSIVE instant demo—giving Batman fans in the US and UK access to the first 30 minutes of the full game. While today marks the launch of both the game and demo in the US (in line with Warner Bros.’ North American PC release), the demo precedes the UK’s official PC launch by three days (the game will launch in the UK on November 25, 2011), giving UK PC and Mac gamers their first chance to play the game through an exclusive, fully playable preview that can only be found on OnLive. As with all OnLive games, Batman: Arkham City can be played instantly on HDTV and almost any PC or Mac®, with no discs, no large downloads and no high-performance hardware required.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC Entertainment’s core Batman license, Batman: Arkham City has received critical acclaim for its console versions, with average scores of 94 to 96 on Metacritic.com, and is already a contender for “Game of the Year”awards . Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City—five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum—the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of GothamCity.
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac® via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and Android tablets and playable versions will be available soon. OnLive is available in North America and the UK and will continue expanding into Europe and Asia soon. OnLive’s technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, 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 stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment 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.
About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, Rocksteady is an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This creates an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing over 90 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of the company. Rocksteady received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.
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