Batman: Arkham VR, a highly focused, intense murder mystery in the style of the classic Batman comic books, will launch exclusively for PlayStation VR in October, Warner and Rocksteady have announced.
"From the early days of development on Batman: Arkham Asylum, our primary objective has been to create games that make players genuinely feel like they are the Batman," explained Bill Green, principal designer, Rocksteady Studio. "Now I know we said Batman: Arkham Knight was our last-ever Batman game, but the arrival of the PlayStation VR devkits changed that! The opportunity to create a completely new kind of Batman experience, to take the 'Be the Batman' experience to an even deeper level on this exciting new platform, was too good to resist."
The new game will give players the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic locations in Batman's universe such as Wayne Manor and the Batcave.
Don't expect the same action-based experience of the existing Arkham titles.
"The switch from screens to headsets was a fascinating creative and technical challenge for us, as it has inspired us to really focus on Batman’s detective skills and find new ways to use them," explains Green. "We all feel that we've ended up creating an amazing new Batman experience that is both complementary and a counterpoint to the epic grandeur of Batman: Arkham Knight."
Check out the announcement trailer below.