PC Batman: Arkham Asylum confined until Sept. 15

Eidos confirms desktop installment in Dark Knight's upcoming action adventure will trail console editions; will integrate Nvidia's PhysX technology.


Batman: Arkham Asylum

It would appear as if PC gamers are going to have to deal with an Arkham Asylum in the grips of pandemonium for a bit longer than expected. Today, Eidos confirmed that the desktop edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum has been pushed back to September 15 in North America, with its European and Australian counterparts coming three days later. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game remain on track for August 25.

Power generators will now explode in an even more natural and realistic way.
Power generators will now explode in an even more natural and realistic way.

Along with revealing the PC edition's new ship date, Eidos also confirmed that it would be implementing Nvidia's PhysX technology into the PC edition of the game. Nvidia's technology allows developers to utilize the processing power of select GeForce GPUs to better render the physics of objects in the game world. Specifically, Eidos notes that in-game objects, such as soda cans and other trash, will behave in a lifelike manner when Batman is mixing it up with Arkham's criminals.

Cowritten by Paul Dini, producer of TV's Batman: The Animated Series, the game begins when the Joker breaks out of jail and escapes to Arkham. There, he orchestrates a plan to kill Batman and wreak havoc on Gotham City with the help of myriad accomplices. As an added incentive, PS3 gamers will be able to play as Gotham City's quintessential madman in the game's challenge map modes.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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