‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ Demo Coming Friday

batman-arkhamOn Monday, we brought readers a first look at the adventure they’d encounter as the Dark Knight in his upcoming title, Batman: Arkham Asylum. This Friday August 7th, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 players will get a chance to have a crack at this new game.

Things start off with the opening cut scene that has made its way around the internet for the past few months. In classic Batman formula, the master detective (voiced by Kevin Conroy) brings his nemesis Joker (Mark Hamill) in to Arkham custody, things go wrong and the Joker escapes. Who would’ve thought?

The demo then takes the player through Arkham Asylum‘s Free Flow Combat, allowing the player to see how the combinations of moves flawlessly tie in to each other during the game’s numerous fights. Following that, Detective Mode comes in to play as the player must investigate the area around them to continue in their pursuit of the mad jester that has literally allowed the inmates run of the asylum.

Invisible Predator comes into play next as Batman must navigate through groups of heavily armed prisoners, slowly taking them out one by one without alerting the others using a dynamic set of finishing maneuvers. Unlike some games, the run and gun technique will not work in Arkham Asylum. If alerted, the well armed guards can easily finish off our caped crusader. All this ties together when the first of Batman’s large, infamous rogue’s gallery appears for the player to take down.

Keep it here at The Flickcast for more coverage of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which hits stores on August 25.

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