We here at Dork Shelf are very much looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. The new game from Eidos and Rocksteady Studios puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts to foil the Joker’s bid to take control of Gotham City’s institute for the criminally insane: Arkham Asylum. Everyone knows that Batman is the World’s Greatest Detective, but what some people may not know is that he’s also one of the world’s greatest martial artists—a fact that this new gameplay video aptly demonstrates.
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In addition to beating the living hell out of every henchman in sight, the video shows the Dark Knight taking on the likes of super villains Bane and Killer Croc. Batman: Arkham Asylum looks to be shaping up as one of the must play games of 2009. The game will be out for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on June 23rd.