Batman: Arkham Asylum is a game inspired by the famous DC Comics hero that first appeared on August 25, 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. At the time, it was considered pioneering in gameplay and graphics, although it was not the first – not second or third – game with Batman. Check out some of its main cues, including cast, production, continuous, and more:
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Batman: Arkham Asylum takes elements from various Batman comics to compose the plot and characters, but the main character gives the game its name: Arkham Asylum, written by screenwriter Grant Morrison and designed by Dave McKean. However, the works of Frank Miller and Neal Adams also had a great influence.
The comic that inspired Asylum Arkham – Photo: Divulgação / DC
In addition to being inspired by Grant Morrison, who is already a well-known writer in the midst of comics, the game had another big name in its production: Paul Dini. He was responsible for the Batman cartoon during the 1990s – the most successful and beloved of the fans.
Batman's design writer was in the game – Foto: Divulgação / Warner
After its release, Batman: Arkham Asylum dictated rules in the gaming market. His race in real time but based on combos and the use of regulated controls has been duplicated over the years. Mad Max, for example, a game from Warner itself, the same distributor, used the same system to combat it.
Mad Max was inspired by Batman – Photo: Play / Felipe Vinha
Luke Squalder Warren
Batman: The voice that deals with the voice of Arkham Asylum is stellar. Except for Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Arleen Sorkin (Arlequina), who were also designing the 90's Batman, the Joker didn't get the voice of Mark Hamill other than Luke Starwalker from the funny Star Wars. Hamil has almost always expressed the character over the years.
Mark Hamill is the voice of the Joker – Photo: Play / Felipe Vinha
The hidden sequence
Few know, but since the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum it was already known that the sequel would be called "Arkham City". There is a hidden room inside the game that, when illuminated, reveals Arkham City's plans, predicting what will come years later.
Arkham CIty map was in play – Photo: Play / Felipe Vinha
On PC, Batman: Arkham Asylum has a very odd counter-piracy measure: If you were trying to play the game in its pirate form, you wouldn't be able to spread Batman's wings so he could design and promote the map. This made the game "pointless" and it was impossible to get through some parts without this particular function.
Protecting the game has prevented the spread of Batman wings – Photo: Play / Felipe Vinha
Batman: Arkham Asylum has received several reboots in special packs, but today it is possible to play a remastered version of the current generation Xbox One and PS4 released in 2016. For those who haven't had a chance to check it out, it's a chance to enjoy it re-release with all the extra content and improved look.
Batman Arkham Collection Brings Rocksteady Studios Trilogy to Modern Consoles – Photo by Press / Rocksteady
The most famous
Batman: Arkham Asylum joined Guinness, the record book, for being the most recognizable heroic video game ever. Not accidental: The lowest scores on Arkham Asylum were 8 (out of 10), with most ranging from 9 to 10.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the most iconic games of all time – Photo: Press Release / Warner
Back to comics
Author Grant Morrison, head of the original comic book Arkham Asylum, many years later, launched the Batman Corporation series. He said his main inspiration for the story was the Batman: Asylum game, making the cycle complete: from comics came, comics came back.
Batman Corporation – Photo: Divulgação / DC
Inspire the movies
In fact, Batman: Arkham Asylum even inspired the films where the hero later appeared. In Justice League and Batman vs. Long films. Superman, actor Ben Affleck plays a Batman in heavy armor, similar to the one seen in the games. Also, the fighting style is almost the same.
The Batman Theater – Photo: Press Release / Warner