Out of the Darkness, Batman: Arkham Asylum™is coming to the Mac October 13th

DATE:

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Feral Interactive has today announced the smash-hit action adventure Batman: Arkham Asylum ™ will be released for the Mac on Thursday, October 13th, 2011. 

Developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with DC Entertainment for game consoles and PC, Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award-winner. Batman: Arkham Asylum pushes the envelope for action, adventure and superhero games, delivering a dark, atmospheric and entertaining 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 destroy Gotham. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate 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.

This unique, dark and atmospheric adventure game puts players right in the action as they take the role of The Dark Knight and use a wide variety of moves and gadgets to foil The Joker’s demented scheme.

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 is a game where all the individual elements, story, gameplay, design, music and voice acting all combine superbly to create an extraordinary experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Mac will retail in North America for US $39.99, £29.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €34.99. (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store. It’s available to pre-order now through Feral’s online store ( feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=bmaa) and there is also a mini-site dedicated to the game ( feralinteractive.com/bmaa).

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 2 GB RAM, 256 MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.6 or later. The following graphics cards are NOT supported: NVIDIA 7xxx series, ATI 1x00 and Intel GMA series.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for Batman: Arkham Asylum can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( press.feral.co.uk). If you do not have a Press Area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as BioShock, Borderlands, Rome: Total War, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Fable: The Lost Chapters, Mini Ninjas, DiRT2 and Battlestations Pacific. Please visit our website at feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at facebook.com/feralinteractive.

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 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 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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