Batman: Arkham Asylum demo hits August 7

You should already have August 28 circled (or simply a memo in iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook...whatever is your e-calendar of choice) as that's the official release date for Batman: Arkham Asylum. Things have moved along swimmingly and it looks like that release date is really, truly going to hold. But another date you should add to that same calendar of yours is August 7. Why? Demo. That's right. The Batman: Arkham Asylum demo will hit Xbox Live and PSN this Friday, August 7. Now, the press release (after the jump) makes mention of the UK, as Eidos is British. I think it's safe to say however that the August 7 isn't UK only and is a worldwide date. So make sure you fire up your console of choice this Friday to download the demo, and then after playing it a while you can head out and see G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. It's really a win-win. Full press release and video after the jump. Batman: Arkham Asylum™ Demo Available August 7 Monday 3rd August/…The consumer demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum™, published in the United Kingdom by Eidos Interactive, will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE worldwide on August 7. The full game will be available at retail stores nationwide in the United Kingdom beginning August 28th. The demo will be offered on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3. Fans can visit for details on how to download the Games For Windows LIVE version. The Batman: Arkham Asylum™ demo opens as the DARK KNIGHT and COMMISSIONER GORDON return The Joker back into confinement at ARKHAM ASYLUM. But things soon fall apart as THE JOKER gains the upper hand and springs a trap, setting Arkham Asylum’s occupants upon Batman. The demo offers gamers a taste of the fierce FreeFlow™ combat system, the cunning stealth of the Invisible Predator™ mechanic, and the feeling of becoming the WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE as they navigate Arkham Asylum’s imposing Intensive Treatment facility. Players can unlock character bios, as well as get a sneak peak at some of the infamous foes that BATMAN will encounter within the cavernous and macabre confines of Arkham Asylum. Featuring amazing graphics within an intense, immersive setting, Batman: Arkham Asylum™ exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc and Poison Ivy, and the newly revealed Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum. Batman: Arkham Asylum™ has been rated BBFC 15 in the United Kingdom. For more information on the title, please visit: