Grab Your Cape! Batman: Arkham Asylum is Coming to the Mac

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The introduction of the Mac App Store earlier this year has seen a boost in big-name games coming to our Macs. Rockstar Games has re-released its awesome Grand Theft Auto titles, Aspyr brought us (but we didn’t want it!) Duke Nukem Forever, and now Feral Interactive is set to release Batman: Arkham Asylum on October 13.

Batman:Arkham Asylum was first released back in 2009, and if you haven’t already had chance to play it on consoles, we highly recommend you get it for your Mac. You take on the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum — Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set up a trap to take over the asylum, and it’s your job to foil The Joker’s plan.

IGN describes the titles as “awesome” and rates it 9.2 out of 10. David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive, says:

“Batman: Arkham Asylum is a game where all the individual elements, story, gameplay, design, music and voice acting all combine superbly to create an extraordinary experience.”

The game will be available to download both from Feral’s website, and from the Mac App Store on October 13 — which is just 5 days before the release of the game’s sequel, Arkham City. The game will be priced at $39.99 when it hits the Mac App Store.

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  • Chris

    I just hope it works well on the mac. But Feral Interactive has always done a great job so far

  • CSMcDonald

    And the best thing about gaming on a Mac is that you know which games are good because you played them on the PC 3 years ago.

  • Cold_dead_fingers

    That doesn’t work here, pal. Batman: AA came out late 2009, Duke Nukem can out only months later for Mac. Plus, them came out on consoles too. I’m willing to bet more Mac owners have console exp. rather than PC experience.

  • Anonymous

    August 2009.  Not late 2009, and not 3 years ago either.  Why must people constantly exaggerate?

    Still, it’s no exaggeration to say that releasing a game 2+ years after its debut is pretty meh.

  • George

    That seems a little expensive, in my opinion. I’d rather buy it at Game Stop for my younger brother’s XBox 360 and play it there.

  • tys0ns

    Took long enough to port. I thought It was Arkham City which would be coming to mac. Now my excitement has warn off I best be placing my PreOrder for City so i can be the first one to have it on my Pro in two years time!

  • Aaron

    where is this game? it is now october 20th and it’s still not in the app store?  any word, any news?

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