Batman: Arkham Asylum is due out May 1st from Rocksteady Studios and Eidos Interactive, and is being built with the Unreal Engine 3.
And speaking of all things Batman...
A lot of people have still been wondering why I didn't write a review of The Dark Knight.
Well folks, in the end... it was just too big a movie, and something so gosh-darned perfect, that there really wasn't anything left that I could possibly have said about it that hadn't been said already. But for what it's worth: I definitely consider The Dark Knight to be the finest comic book movie that has been produced to date. Christopher Nolan and his team delved into the heart and substance of Batman and his world better than any other production has done in the now seventy-year history of the character.
I thought that The Dark Knight was not only a tremendous and flawless follow-up to Batman Begins, but it built up and further explored the themes that the first movie had introduced. I think that Heath Ledger's turn as the Joker might be one of the most - if not the most - insidious and powerful portrayals of a villain in motion picture history, and in my mind he certainly deserves to posthumously win that Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars in a few weeks. The Dark Knight was my favorite movie from this past year, and I am very eager to see how the story of Nolan's Batman continues to play out (and I can definitely think of a few ways that it can, not just for one movie but for several more to come).
But while we're waiting for that third Batman flick, at least we'll have plenty of good times with what is already looking to be the best Batman-inspired video game made so far. Hey, "Batman meets BioShock in Arkham Asylum"?! I'm sooo there :-)