Batman: Arkham VR

Rocksteady keeps its reputation intact with one of the finest games to launch with PSVR.

With the release of Batman: Return to Arkham bringing Rocksteady's first two Batman games to PS4 and Xbox One, we felt it might be time to take a look back and get a sense of the studio's achievements with these wonderful superhero adventures.

Batman: Arkham VR review

A quick Google search for Batman: Arkham VR will result in one underlying opinion: it's too short. While Rocksteady's take on a virtual reality version of The Dark Knight does only clock in at just over an hour, such a thought process is overlooking a crucial fact: five minutes in Batman's shoes is a hundred times better than an entire life in anyone else's. I would make that trade in a heartbeat.

Thankfully, I don't have to anymore because Arkham VR exists, and Arkham VR is the most wonderful of experiences. The appeal of such technology is its ability to place you within environments that were never possible before, and this is exactly what you get to do. You are Batman. Now go and do what Batman does. If that doesn't appeal, you were never the game's target audience to begin with. Naturally.

What's here really is special, though, making any accusations of length almost irrelevant. From the moment you find yourself sitting in Wayne Manor with the familiar voice of Alfred echoing in the distance, you'd have to be dead inside not to feel a slight rush of adrenaline. This intensifies once the trusty butler informs you of a potential problem in Gotham City. We all know what that means...

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Resident Evil 7's VR mode will be PlayStation VR exclusive for a year

Resident Evil 7's VR mode will be PlayStation VR exclusive for a year

Batman: Arkham VR exclusive until 31st March.

Resident Evil 7's VR mode and Batman: Arkham VR are going to be exclusive to Sony's PlayStation VR for quite some time.

New ads on the official PlayStation Facebook page noted that Resident Evil 7 will be exclusive to PSVR for 12 months.

Batman: Arkham VR's exclusivity deal isn't as long as it will expire on 31st March 2017, over five months after the game's release on 13th October.

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Breaking up with Batman

Rocksteady talks VR and its future away from the Arkhamverse.

Rocksteady Games, creator of the Batman Arkhamverse, is here at EGX to show off Batman VR - a brand new Batman Arkham experience made after the studio said they were definitely done with Batman.