Batman: Arkham City easily ranks as today’s most anticipated new game.
The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum includes appearances by classic Batman villains like the Joker, Riddler and Poison Ivy. The game also features voice acting from Mark Hamill, who played the Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series” and writing from Paul Dini, a wordsmith who contributed his talents to that terrific show.
Batman: Arkham City is released for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. The game’s PC release is set for Nov. 15.
A list of more games out can be found here. Among the other new releases, I think the most intriguing is Rocksmith, a title billed as more of a guitar instructional than a game per se.
Fear 3, the third iteration of the paranormal FPS series goes on sale today. The franchise’s malevolent Alma returns to the game, as do her sons Point Man and the telekinetic Paxton Fettel. The game comes from Day 1 Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Studios for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 and is rated M for Mature.
Also out today:
Shadows of the Damned (Grasshopper Manufacture/EA Games). Action/horror title placing players in the role of a demon hunter. Released for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 and Rated M for Mature
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (Big Fish Games) Puzzle/detective game with four-player multiplayer. Released for Nintendo Wii and rated E for Everyone.
Cars 2: The Video Game (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive Studios) Adaptation of the new Pixar movie about talking cars involved in racing and espionage. Released for Mac, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.