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Batman: Arkham Asylum I've been waiting a very long time for a new Batman game that understands the character and sends him on an adventure worthy of his talents.  The last game that captured the essence of the Dark Knight is The Adventures of Batman and Robin for the Super NES released in 1994 by Konami, but now if this new trailer from Eidos is to be believed, the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC may just hit the sweet spot.  Have a look at this video to see Batman and The Joker come into conflict yet again, unstoppable force versus immovable object.

Bringing two stand-out voice actors from Batman: The Animated Series back to portray Batman and The Joker (Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, respectively) is inspired, but hiring the man who helped shape the aforementioned animated effort, Paul Dini, to write the game's story shows me that the developers truly "get it" and that this Batman game could be, at last, one for the ages. We'll find out for sure when the game releases in the summer.

(via Kombo)