New map pack for Batman: Arkham Asylum

I finally finished Batman: Arkham Asylum. If you're playing it and haven't finished it yet stop what you're doing right now and get back on it. The final fight is pretty awesome and is a fantastic end to a very worthy story. Having beaten the main game (after which you can still run around and find all the riddles) I moved onto the challenges. Which are challenging. And the list is about to be expanded yet again. Rocksteady Studios has been working on new DLC in the form of a new map pack called "Prey in the Darkness." The map pack will be available on September 24 and feature a Freeflow Combat map and a Predator map. And it's PlayStation 3 exclusive (at least here in the US). Cue the outrage. The "Heart of Darkness" FreeFlow Combat map will let you battle a mob of relentless enemies at the Arkham Pumping Station. The "Hothouse Prey" Predator map requests that the player silently take down enemies at the Abandoned Glasshouse. Both are free. Now onto the outrage part. The DLC is available for both PSN and Xbox Live for those gamers outside of the US. But if you live in the US and happened to get the game for the Xbox 360 instead of the PS3 you're out of luck. This is no doubt tied to some exclusivity agreement that Sony has with Warner Brothers that is the second part of the Joker exclusive. There are plenty of available challenges already available so it's not like these two will make or break the game. Still sucks though for the Microsoft folks out there. Full press release below. EIDOS INC. AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE THE PREY IN THE DARKNESS MAP PACK FOR BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM™ New Map Pack Available September 24 Exclusively in North America for PLAYSTATION®3 Redwood City, Calif. – September 23, 2009 – Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Prey in the Darkness Map Pack, a new downloadable map pack offering two additional Challenge Maps for the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum™ action adventure title. The new content will be available beginning September 24th in North America as a free download exclusively on the PlayStation®Network. Outside of North America, the Prey in the Darkness Map Pack will be available on both PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace. In the ‘Heart of Darkness’ FreeFlow™ Combat map, players will battle a mob of relentless and maniacal enemies at the Arkham Pumping Station. Even the most seasoned Batman: Arkham Asylum player will enjoy stepping into the boots of BATMAN to take down increasingly difficult waves of insane inmates. In the ‘Hothouse Prey’ Invisible Predator™ map, players will have to rely on their Predator instincts to silently and effectively take down enemies at the Abandoned Glasshouse. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’s 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 on August 25th, 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 Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION3 for the suggested retail price of $59.99. Batman: Arkham Asylum is also available for Games for Windows at retail outlets for the suggested retail price of $49.99. 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. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. About Eidos Interactive Ltd. Eidos is the creator of some of the world's leading videogame properties, consisting of several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Game Studios, Eidos Hungary and Eidos Montreal, plus sales and distribution offices in Europe and the US. The Group has a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider™, Hitman™, Deus Ex™, Championship Manager™ and Just Cause™. Eidos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.


  1. Just beat it last night myself. Awesome stuff. I'm slowly working my way towards being an achievement whore now and getting to 100% completion. Fun stuff...

  2. Yeah good luck with that. Some of those challenges are damn near impossible. Although the replay value will definitely be there as I too am going for the 100% mark.


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