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Play As The Joker On PlayStation 3

Control the smiling villain exclusively with PS3 copies of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Eidos and Warner have announced that The Joker will appear as a free downloadable character for the PlayStation 3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. He'll be playable on the game's "challenge maps." There aren't a lot of details out there about how he'll play or anything, but they did release this image to go with it...

Yup. That's the Joker, all right. Look for the game in stores on June 23.
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Posted by Jeff
Eidos and Warner have announced that The Joker will appear as a free downloadable character for the PlayStation 3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. He'll be playable on the game's "challenge maps." There aren't a lot of details out there about how he'll play or anything, but they did release this image to go with it...

Yup. That's the Joker, all right. Look for the game in stores on June 23.
Posted by MoistJohn

that's it. i'm buying this game.

Posted by alConn

Let's put a smile on that face.

Posted by suneku

Well... looks like I'm getting this on the PS3

Posted by VWGTI

Haha. That's sick.

Posted by HT101

I hope they put in a character that's 360 exclusive since they normally do that.  However, playing as the Joker would be totally baller.

Posted by RawShark

Gah. I'm sick of this childish console-exclusive bullshit. It's like "My MegaDrive (Genesis) is better than your SNES (uh... Super Famicom)!". I hate this new fucking trend.

Posted by Double0hFor

fuck because we xbox get the gta dlc, sony fucks us over with this dlc :'( id much prefer this than gta

Posted by VWGTI

All DLC should be created equal.

Posted by Returners

HELL YEAH.

Already have PS3 version on Pre-order.

Posted by HatKing

Wow not convincing me to buy this.  Seriously what do they think this is going to move systems?  I could understand the GTA thing, that was pretty big and like it or not people are a lot more fanatical about GTA games than Batman games.  I just don't get it, this feels more like Sony trying to punish 360 owners than them trying to convince people to buy a PS3.  I guess either way this entire trend is annoying and stupid. 

Posted by Karmum

Oh dude, what the fuck. Now I need a Playstation 3. :(

Posted by ververdan0226

DoubleOhFor, Would you really rather have the Joker as a playable character in arkham asylum than a sizable 10-hour GTA 4 download? I personally own a PS3 and was getting this anyway, but I don't think this should be a selling point on the game for anyone.

Posted by punkxblaze

And six months post release, he'll be made a DLC character for the 360 version, except you have to buy him, and vice verse if there's a 360 'exclusive' character. We all know how the business goes these days.

Posted by Coltonio7

Bwaha! Well that's pretty awesome.

I'm thinking it'll be like playing the Green Goblin in Spiderman 2

Posted by REDRUN
Lets hope NOT have character exclusive or DLC just for the PS3 or Xbox 360...
Having exclusive anything is bad press or bad representation of the game. Making the Joker a PS3 exclusive will have people focus on the "who is the better console" argument vs. a legitimate reason you should buy. Doing this will throw all the good reasons to buy the game out the door. Creating argument is not a good way to market the game, its an overused tactic that backfires in the end. The marketing group never takes the flack, but in the end the developers are left picking up the peices. Up to this moment of a press release of an exclusive, I was ready to buy and was about to put a pre-order in. Thank you for making up my mind for me Edios... I will not get this game at launch.

I hope now they (Rocksteady Studios) survive this mistake from the publisher's marketing strategy.
Posted by VilhelmNielsen

I'm totally getting a PS3 now, good job on getting the exclusives, Sony!

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Posted by ReFracture

I hate this kind of shit. Unless this game is amazingly good, I'm not buying it until I can find it used for $20-$30. I own a PS3 so I would end up with the extra content.. but still, it's the point of it.

Posted by Returners

@REDRUN

You sound upset.

Trust me, I bet you're like "MEH" when GTA:LAD is announced 360 exclusive. But we PS3 owners are left "picking up the pieces".

Posted by LordAndrew

You're doing it wrong.
You're supposed to announce this after you've already sold a bunch of Xbox 360 copies, so people are forced to buy the game again on PlayStation 3.

Posted by Player1

I don't care if the game was 10 dollars less I'd still buy it for 360 because of achievements and I overall prefer the 360 controller. 

Posted by RHCPfan24

Well, I now know which system I am getting this on.

Posted by REDRUN
Returners said:
"@REDRUNYou sound upset.Trust me, I bet you're like "MEH" when GTA:LAD is announced 360 exclusive. But we PS3 owners are left "picking up the pieces"."
i totally agree with you, but Microsoft was the one who paid for LAD to be developed exclusively. I know Rockstar could of gotten much more sales for the DLC if they wouldn't of had it an exclusive.
Posted by Hef

Well i was planning on getting it for the PS3 anyways, but awesome news.

Posted by pause422

Why would they limit something cool like that to one system...Its bullshit I know, its something thats already on the disc most likely and they'll sell it to the 360 later on as DLC like the SCIV characters. Guess I'm getting it on the PS3 though if this is having it first.

Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition
Posted by MannAlive

looks cool, assuming the game is any good.  hopefully the new head of the FCC can get rid of that rule that all Batman games have to suck before this goes gold.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Console Exclusive content is kind of dumb. Why not have it for all platforms?

Posted by dQuarters

Way to go Eidos' marketing people! Instead of talking about how cool this game looks you've now got us talking about DLC console exclusivity, and how boneheaded these issues are.

Bravo.
Posted by REDRUN

 On launch day, would this equation make any sense?

 Batman: Arkham Asylum
(Xbox 360) retail: $59.99 = Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3 with exclusive playable character and levels) retail: $59.99  

Posted by Nexas

Well I know what version I'm getting.

Posted by Benjamimmy

wow, i'm suprised xbox 360 didn't buy this as an exclusive. but i guess this settles the case whether to get it on ps3 or xbox 360 for me

Posted by Coleslaw893

I was having a tough time deciding which version to buy, now I know.

While I hate console exclusive DLC, it is nice to see the PS3 getting it for once.

Posted by MikeFightNight

I now also know which version to get.

Posted by dsplayer1010

I'm still sticking with the 360 version.

Edited by LiveOrDie1212

wow, so i guess this makes the ps3 version better??? awesome!!!!! j/k

if this game is any good, im getting it for the ps3 anyways.

Posted by Optiow

Cool, the Joker is great.

Posted by TooWalrus

Don't forget that a few weeks after launch the option will be available for 360 owners for $5.

Posted by FlipperDesert

Well, shit. Looks like I need to get a PS3 first then. No batarang for me!

Posted by FrEeZe

Wow a lot of people are going to buy this game. Probably the after effects off the Dark Knight. I wonder how low of a metacritic score will be needed to deter these current buyers. Probably79 maybe even 75.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

This damn game is getting more awesome with every annoucnment, can't wait to play it.

Posted by PocketfullaButtholes

Go fuck yourself, Sony.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

Guess I'm lucky that I have a PS3, in that case.

Hope playing as the Clown Prince of Crime is fun.

Posted by RichardLOlson
Thats awsome....I can't wait to get that.
Posted by trophyhunter

hey my post disappeared

Posted by MrMiyagi

This game looks so awesome. Too bad... if I pick it up it'll be on 360.

Posted by Reverseface

sony pay big for yo head mon.

Posted by Halberdierv2

to all those who are complaining about it not being on 360....




Posted by CL60

It's funny how people base which version to get on something like this. Why not wait and see which version actually plays better?

Posted by Heartagram

Who really cares its not like you can play as the joker in the actual game bonus games are usually lame any ways

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