Batman isn't just taking the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC by storm in his new title, Batman: Arkham City. In a clever maneuver of reusing assets from the main Arkham game developed by Rocksteady Studios, NetherRealm Studios has put together a little side game based on Arkham City for iOS. Hitting the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch today for $5.99, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown pits Batman against usual suspects such as Two-Face, Solomon Grundy, and the Joker in a series of boss battles. Here's the game's description from iTunes:
The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.
This could go either way. Usually the little iOS tie-in side games to a major console release feel like cheap cash grabs, but the trailer for Lockdown makes the end result look impressive. Is anyone going to take a chance on this? I'd like to hear more about it before springing for it.