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Free Batman DLC detailed

Free Batman DLC detailed

The new DLC for Batman: Arkham Asylum will be completely free and available for all platforms, says Eidos.

Eidos has finally provided the first details on what will be in the new downloadable content packs for Batman: Arkham Asylum, which have been teased in the already available console versions lately.

Due for release on Thursday, the DLC is called The Insane Night pack and contains two extra maps for Challenge Mode, which tasks Batman with clearing an area as fast as possible.

The first map in the pack is called Totally Insane and is a straight-up action map set in Arkham Asylum's Record Room, with Batman having to punch his way through some of the Joker's fastest and most lethal goons - Eidos promise it'll strain even accomplished players.

The second map is a stealthier affair, called Nocturnal Hunter, with Batman having to incapacitate the foes without arousing too much attention.

The DLC pack will be totally free and is headed to all platforms, PC included, even though the PhysX-enhanced PC version of the game doesn't go on sale until Friday. Our review will be going up shortly though, so make sure you keep a close eye on the Gaming Index.

You'll have to wait a bit longer for our thoughts on the PC version, but if you've already tinkered with the console version then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Shadowed_fury 15th September 2009, 14:07 Quote
this is what we like to hear! :)
Hg 15th September 2009, 14:19 Quote
can’t wait to get this game on pc, played the PC and xbox demo and loved it and the Nvidia physx details do add that little something to the game compared to console versions
wuyanxu 15th September 2009, 14:26 Quote
can't wait for physx goodness.
ChaosDefinesOrder 15th September 2009, 14:45 Quote
ooo somehow completely missed that the PC version had PhysX enhancement! Awesome! This seems like a game that would really benefit, assuming there's decent implementation of the cloth physics for the cape as well as atmospheric effects...
Hg 15th September 2009, 15:45 Quote
Some nice videos showing the extra details that physx enables
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXKwbhYYLuo&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vINH6Z9kqgI

Really looking forward to this, i am counting down the days, but to anyone who hasnt done so i recommend downloading the demo from stream to give it a bash
TreeDude 15th September 2009, 16:36 Quote
Why is it that Eidos can release free DLC on Xbox Live, but Valve keeps saying MS won't let them release theirs for free? Does MS have a double standard or is Valve lying?
Blademrk 15th September 2009, 17:00 Quote
1 free content update, charge for further content. I think valve have already used the free update for L4D?
Fod 15th September 2009, 17:41 Quote
well that's a silly rule.
CardJoe 15th September 2009, 18:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blademrk
1 free content update, charge for further content. I think valve have already used the free update for L4D?

Pretty much, I think.
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