Batman: Arkham VR Announced. A PSVR Exclusive.
Rocksteady Studios, the game developers behind the award-winning and bestselling Batman: Arkham franchise, are asking fans to don Batman’s cowl and immerse themselves in Batman: Arkham VR, coming exclusively to PlayStation VR in October. Batman: Arkham VR immerses players into the Dark Knight’s universe as they experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective. Delving deep into an all-new Batman: Arkham mystery, those who enter this virtual reality world must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.
“Virtual reality is expanding the video game space and entertainment overall, so it is extremely exciting to have our incredible team at Rocksteady Studios dive into this new storytelling medium with the Batman Arkham franchise,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady is one of the best at creating story-driven content, and Batman: Arkham VR will deliver a more immersive experience than anyone could have imagined only a few years ago.”
The franchise launched with Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, widely considered to have been the best video game adaptation of the Dark Knight up to that point. It was followed by Batman: Arkham City in 2011, Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013, and Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015. Arkham Knight was said to be the last console game in the franchise, although fans have hoped for — and rumors have swirled around — the idea of more to come since even before that “final” was available for sale. They’ve released a first-look announcement trailer for the game, which you can see below.