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Arkham Asylum Demo Out 8/7, Plus New Trailer

Prepare to fight a limited amount of crime in Gotham City this Friday.

Eidos sends word that its slick-looking new Batman game Arkham Asylum will get a demo version releasing on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC this Friday the 7th. That seems like a smart move; while everything we've seen of the game so far looks hot, you just never know about these licensed games until you actually get your hands on them. I'm certainly optimistic that Arkham is going to be cool, but it's still nice to try before you buy, no? 
 
Here's a new trailer to commemorate the news. 
 
 
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Posted by Brad
Eidos sends word that its slick-looking new Batman game Arkham Asylum will get a demo version releasing on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC this Friday the 7th. That seems like a smart move; while everything we've seen of the game so far looks hot, you just never know about these licensed games until you actually get your hands on them. I'm certainly optimistic that Arkham is going to be cool, but it's still nice to try before you buy, no? 
 
Here's a new trailer to commemorate the news. 
 
 
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Posted by Benjamimmy

I am happy to hear about this, demo should be awesome, i have high hopes for this game!!

Edited by Linkyshinks

Nice. I will be downloading both demo's to help me make my choice on which to opt for, Being an Unreal 3 game I'm inclined to go for either the 360 or PC.


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Edited by zameer

Nice, hopefully the PC iteration comes out at the same time as the console ones (Battlefield 1943 grumble grumble...)

Posted by LiquidPrince

Looks awesome still.

Posted by MrMiyagi

Awesome. Cant wait.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

wow a pc demo? that makes me happy

Posted by Damien

This has the potential to be the best superhero game ever. Don't let us down the bat man!

Posted by RsistncE

TRAILER NO WORK

Posted by Edin899

Sweet, ptrain add me dude

Posted by Delta_Ass

Trailer's not quite functional.

Posted by sixpin

I've played through some of the free style combat already. It is solid if a bit button-mashy. The combat is all timing based around attacking and countering. Overall fun stuff. I'm looking forward to this demo though. It is supposed to include some content from the stealth sections of the game.

@Linkyshinks: I'll be picking it up on PS3. The exclusive Joker level is too good to pass up.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

I can't download the demo thanks to me not having an Xbox live connection. So, I will have to rely on reviews before I purchase.

Posted by NickM

@Damien: Let's hope so. Right now infamous is it for me.


@LiquidPrince: Sweet new avatar
Posted by fugie7

alright cant wait to play the demo this friday, it still looks great.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

TRAILER NO GO!!!

Posted by ArclightBorealis

Color me EXCITED!

Posted by mrsmiley

TrailerFail.

Posted by Brad

Video's working fine for me, what's happening for you guys?

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Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Love that Trailer!!!  

Posted by Damian

Will it seal or break the deal? We'll see on Friday.

I'm hopeful.
Posted by OllyOxenFree
@Brad said:
" Video's working fine for me, what's happening for you guys? "
Stuck at "Loading..."
Posted by stokerd

As a Batman fan, I hope this lives up to the hype. The trailers and dev diaries all seem positive, but you never know. 

Posted by MeatSim

Now will be able to see for are self's if it lives up to all the hype it's getting.

Posted by Cloneslayer

just keeps loading, doesn't even bring up the video quality screen

Posted by c1337us

A playable demo is exactly what I needed from this game at this point. It was starting to slip from my radar so I look forward to getting some hands on time with it prior to it's release.

Posted by CL60

It better not be the same demo that's in stores...cause then people would just be like "DURHURR ITS JUST BEAT EM UP ALL THE TIME"

Posted by wackojackman

YAYA!!!!! 

getting hyped up for this one, one of the few games i can afford to buy this year!
Posted by FlamingHobo
Posted by Linkyshinks


Demo Trailer:

  





Posted by NickM
@CL60 said:
" It better not be the same demo that's in stores...cause then people would just be like "DURHURR ITS JUST BEAT EM UP ALL THE TIME" "
There's a store demo?
Posted by CL60
@NickM said:
" @CL60 said:
" It better not be the same demo that's in stores...cause then people would just be like "DURHURR ITS JUST BEAT EM UP ALL THE TIME" "
There's a store demo?
"
Has been for months.
Posted by SuperMooseman

Aha, I will definitely be downloading this. I'm not too sure on this game, will be nice to try before I buy!

Posted by CABBAGES

Video isnt working for me either and im not really interested in this game (yet) but might get the demo to try it.

Posted by thedj93
@Death_Unicorn:  that sucks. you can get the demo online with a pc from this link, http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/catalog.aspx?d=8 and then put it on the box with a network connection. I mean I dont think you need an xbox live subcription to do that, right?
Posted by Okinopolytrans

TypeError: Error #1010: A term is undefined and has no properties.
    at com.hourglassinteractive.media_player::MediaPlayer/init()
    at com.hourglassinteractive::HiFlash/paramsLoaded()
    at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()
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    at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()

Posted by Okinopolytrans

Also, on the iPhone, it says it cannot find the file specified. Wrong video link in the CMS?

Posted by Simes

Played this game a bunch about a month ago. It's pretty awesome.

Posted by Peacemaker

I'm gonna be on vacation, I can't wait to play it when I get back, I'm really excited for the game.

Posted by spiceninja

August 7th is my birthday and I get a Batman demo. Yippee!

Posted by Spike94

I agree, good point Brad...that, and I've been wanting to play this game since I first heard about it! I am sure it will be sweet. So...close...to Firday... 
Ah, and that trailer rocks as well.
Posted by Zombutler
@Brad: It just says "loading..." forever
Posted by fallen_elite

A demo for the PC version and on the same day as the consoles? Is this possible? I will be trying it this friday.

Posted by spidy333

awesome.. a demo is always good.. and shows the confidence of developers/publishers about their game.. this game's gonna rule..

Posted by gustavog117

Game looks awesome 
Video isnt working for me though, what the hell???
Posted by InFamous91

i believe the demo is the same exact thing I've played at my local Gamestop

Posted by Griddler

Awesome, can't wait to try it

Posted by Griddler

Video's not working for me either, can't wait to try this game

Posted by DerekDanahy

I think they're going to focus too little on stealth and too much on combat and that's where the game might suffer.

Posted by Azteck

Will definitely test it out, but it's probably not a purchase for me.

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