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Square Enix Q3 FY2010 Financials: Batman: Arkham Asylum Sells Over 2.6 Million Worldwide

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , on November 6, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Batman Arkham AsylumSquare Enix has confirmed in its Q3 financials that Batman: Arkham Asylum has sold over 2.6 million units worldwide.

Over 1.5 million units has been sold in the US, while a million has been sold in the EU.

It’s Square’s second best-selling game for the quarter, only behind Dragon Quest IX for the Nintendo DS, which sold over 4 million units since it’s launch in Japan back in July.

The rest are of handheld games like DQIX, Dissida: Final Fantasy for the PSP and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days for the DS, but Mini Ninjas popped up at the end of the top five. The game sold over 600,000 units in the quarter, with 250,000 units in the US and 350,000 in Europe.

Rocksteady Hints At Batman Sequel

Posted in Eidos, Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Speaking in Issue 38 of Official Playstation Magazine (out now), Sefton Hill replied to the question of whether gamers would see a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum by saying this:

‘I’m not really allowed to comment on that, but there are definitely lots of exciting stories to tell in Batman’s world, and I can say that we’re really privileged to work on it, and excited about future possibilities.’

Maybe we’ll see the dank walls of Arkham Asylum again, or even a full-blown sandbox adventure in Gotham.

Top 13: Games We’ve Cel-Shaded

Posted in Opinion Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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We couldn’t be more excited for Borderlands. Every new screenshot, video, or behind-the-scenes only makes us wonder if our attempt to break into Gearbox and steal a copy could be successful. Of course, we wouldn’t be anywhere near as impatient if the game has stuck with its original look. We discussed the turn-around here, but that got us thinking; what games would fit the Cel-Shading style? Armed with a ton of screenshots and a half eaten manual of Photoshop, we set out to see which of these 13 games look best when we mess with them. Just click the links to see them fullscreen.

(Note: Obviously, these are just filters. If we could create wonderful cel-shaded games we’d be millionaires. These pictures are just a little bit of fun)

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GOONL!NE Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Posted in PlayStation 3, Reviews, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , on September 4, 2009 by James Love

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Developer: Rocksteady
Publisher:
Eidos
Also on:
Xbox 360
Console Played on:
PlayStation 3
Release Date:
Friday August 28th 2009
Age Rating:
BBFC 15, PEGI 16

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Batman Swoops In For New Guinness World Record

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , , on August 28, 2009 by James Love

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We’re sure by now many of you out there have played Arkham Asylum and realised how fantastic it is, but if you remain undecided, the Dark Knight of Gotham has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’, with some bat-tastically good scores.

Metacritic have announced that to date Batman: Arkham Asylum has the highest ever average review score out of any superhero game to be released with an average of 91.67 from reviews around the world.

The game flew into shops in the UK today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PS3 version of the game recieving exclusive DLC allowing you to play as the Joker. If you haven’t got the game already, we sug-jest you get out there and buy it.

We would love it if anyone out there could come up with more comic book hero puns for us to Marvel at.

Huh? Huh??? PR is after the jump. You lot wouldn’t know funny if it slapped you.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Launch Trailer Released

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Batman Arkham AsylumEidos sent us over a brand new trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum yesterday. The launch trailer for the game, basically.

Catch it after the jump for your viewing pleasure.

It’s out on Friday for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It was released today in the US.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Releases in US today, UK on Friday

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Batman Arkham AsylumEidos has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Asylum releases in the US as of today.

Yes, today. Which means you should all go out and buy it today if you live in the US.

As for the UK lot, you have to wait three more days until it releases.

PR is after the jump.

They also released a trailer yesterday, that’ll be going up soon.

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