Map pack announced for Batman: Arkham Asylum

If you're like me, then every time you've loaded Batman: Arkham Asylum you've been teased. Not by the fact that you're almost at the Joker but the menu shows a 40% completion rate. Or that of the Riddler's challenges you're on the lower side of 100 out of about 240. No, it's that flashing, news headline-like crawl that announced the following: "DLC coming soon!" Such a vague statement with such huge implications. What could it be? Is a playable Joker coming to Xbox 360 (no)? More suit upgrades for Batman? The questions you can come up with could be riddles themselves. For example: On September 17 what's not here but there and comes in a pair? The answer???? MAPS! That's right kids. Rocksteady and Eidos have just announced that coming to an online gaming marketplace near you are two new challenge maps. For the low, low price of nothing. Nada. Zip. The Insane Night Map Pack features the "Totally Insane" FreeFlow combat map and the "Nocturnal Hunter" Invisible Predator map. The first gives you free reign to fight off wave after wave of inmates accosting you as you visit the secure records facility. The latter gives you the chance to use the Arkham watchtowers and Batman's gadgets to get the jump on the thugs roaming below. The Insane Night Map Pack will be available from September 17th for Xbox 360 and PS3, with the PC release date to be determined. Full press release below. EIDOS INTERACTIVE AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE INSANE NIGHT MAP PACK FOR BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM™ Two Free Maps Available September 17 for PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360® and Games for Windows® Redwood City, Calif. – September 14, 2009 – Eidos Interactive Ltd. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Insane Night Map Pack, a free downloadable map pack for the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum™ action adventure title. Beginning September 17th, the Insane Night Map Pack will be available from PlayStation® Store, Xbox® LIVE Marketplace, and Games for Windows® LIVE Marketplace, and offer gamers two new Challenge Maps to hone their FreeFlow™ Combat skills and test their Invisible Predator™ prowess. In the ‘Totally Insane’ FreeFlow Combat map, players’ will be tested to their fullest as scores of escaped lunatics bear down upon BATMAN as they make their escape through the asylum’s secure records facility. These fast-moving foes will challenge all but the most practiced players, with quick reactions and expert timing needed to fend off wave upon wave of insane inmates, bent on taking down the DARK KNIGHT. In the ‘Nocturnal Hunter’ Invisible Predator map, players take on a wholly different approach, practicing their predatory skills to remain in the shadows, utilizing the Arkham watchtowers and Batman’s arsenal of gadgets to gain the upper hand on The Joker’s army of goons patrolling below. The Insane Night Map Pack will be available from September 17th for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, and the soon to be released Games for Windows® LIVE edition. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’ Batman license, the Dark Knight takes on his greatest challenge yet when he becomes trapped with all of his most dangerous villains inside the insane asylum of GOTHAM CITY - ARKHAM ASYLUM! Since its release, Batman: Arkham Asylum has garnered the acclaim of gamers and critics alike, achieving an average score of 92 from reviews around the world*, earning it a Guinness World Record for ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.’ Batman: Arkham Asylum is rated “T” for Teen and is available for PLAYSTATION3 and Xbox 360 for the suggested retail price of $59.99. It will also be available for Games for Windows LIVE at retail outlets for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on September 15, 2009. For more information, please visit *Compiled by, one of the web’s best resources for critical information about film, video, games, books and television. About DC Comics DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and the SANDMAN. These DC SUPER HEROES and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. 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