Batman Arkham Asylum wins BAFTA
Eidos Interactive’s “Batman: Arkham Asylum” won two British Academy Video Game Awards (BAFTAS) on Monday last week, said Square Enix London. The two awards for the critically acclaimed game were for the coveted Best Game and Gameplay titles. The British awards recognise the best video gaming.
Eidos’ ‘Game of the Year’ begins with Batman bringing in the Joker for another bout of Arkham when Joker’s love interest and previous psychologist Harley Quinn takes over the security. With the Joker on the loose to release all the other insane inmates, Batman uncovers a plot more sinister than it is personal.
Joining the gaming repertoire, are original animated Batman voices Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”) and Kevin Conroy as the voices of the Joker and Batman (respectively). The game also features an original story line by Paul Dini (of “Lost” fame), Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award Winner.
Featured in the game are infamous Batman players: Bane Killer, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and the Scarecrow while The Riddler leaves nice side mysteries for players to solve. The game is available on XBox 260, PlayStation3, and Games for Windows LIVE. A Game of the Year edition is going to be released on the 26th of March.
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