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Free Batman: Arkham Asylum map pack announced for the PS3

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More On: Batman: Arkham Asylum
The general consensus isn't always right, but in this case, it is: Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the very best games to come out this year.

And now WBIE has announced that PS3 owners will get an exclusive, free map pack called Prey in the Darkness, available September 24th in North America. Outside North America, both 360 and PS3 users will able to download the map pack for free on the 24th.

In the "Heart of Darkness" Freeflow Combat map, players will fight against a crazy gaggle of enemies at the Arkham Pumping Station. The "Hothouse Prey" Invisible Predator map will force players to rely on their instincts as they silently take down enemies at the Abandoned Glasshouse.




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 www.batmanarkhamasylum.com.


*Compiled by Metacritic.com, one of the web’s best resources for critical information about film, video, games, books and television.


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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.