Batman: Arkham Asylum Arrives On the Mac App Store


Batman: Arkham Asylum has arrived on the Mac, two years after it was released on consoles and the PC.
Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum - Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum.

Using a wide range of Batman's gadgets and abilities, players will become the invisible predator and attempt to foil The Joker's demented scheme.

Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story penned exclusively for the game by famous Batman author and five-time Emmy award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost season one and Batman: The Animated Series.
Feral, the company that released the Mac port of the game, recommends users have a 2.8Ghz Intel processor with at least 4GB or RAM and 512MB of VRAM. Check Feral's website for complete system requirements to ensure it will work on your system.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is available on the Mac App Store for $39.99. [Direct Link]

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41 months ago
Nothing like a fresh two-year old game for 40 bucks. :rolleyes:
Rating: 17 Votes
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41 months ago
I love this game. I have it for the 360 and its phenomenal. Its a shame that a 2 thousand dollar Apple laptop cannot run this game at decent settings.

Put a better graphics card in the macbook pro Apple.

EDIT: I just noticed this is Arkham Asylum and not Arkham City...wow a 2 year old game for $40. For PC on the steam this game is less than 20 bucks.

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Aww shucks, won't be able to play this on my laptop. Not enough V RAM.



Popular game prices rarely change.



Never heard of Steam I guess.

The Xbox 360 version of this game is $30
Rating: 6 Votes
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41 months ago


Popular game prices rarely change.


They do! The two games that haven't dropped their price this generation are Call of Duty 4 and New Mario Wii.

Arkham Asylum is £9.99 on Steam and has dropped to £2.50 in the past, I paid £15 (new) for the PS3 version a few weeks ago. Console game prices drop after a few months.
Rating: 6 Votes
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41 months ago



$40 for a two year old game? No thanks good i already played it on ps3, apple you sll should b ashamed of urselves, tryn to stick up people for this old ass gane, i could see if it was $20, im sure for pc, 360 and ps3, this game is $20, plus if i did buy it for my macbook pro how would i do all the special moves he does thruout the game? Using keyboard gestures? No thanks


Dear hater, Apple is not the publisher, turn your hate towards Feral, the one pricing the game. :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
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41 months ago
And two entire weeks before Arkham City for PC comes out!

I love Feral, but it's come to the point where the only Mac games I play are SteamPlay.
Rating: 4 Votes
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41 months ago
Bought it on steam awhile ago and played on the mac using bootcamp.

Heh... Mac users complaining about price....


Mac users are not blind.

Mac users are willing to pay for quality (Apple products), but also don't want to pay for something that's overpriced (aka same game can be bought on steam and played on Mac for lower price).
Rating: 4 Votes
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41 months ago

[SIZE=1] apple you sll should b ashamed of urselves, tryn to stick up people for this old ass gane,



Apple should be ashamed? Why? What does Apple have to do with it?
Rating: 4 Votes
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41 months ago

Good move dude. People forget that Feral have been supporting Mac gamers through thick and thin - they've been doing quality ports for the past 15 years. I'd get this in a heartbeat if it ran on my Mac mini.


I think the issue is that many folks don't seem to understand the economics of porting titles to the Mac that the original developer had no interest in doing themselves. Yes we all want to see a day when all Mac and PC releases are simultaneous and pricing is identical but if Mac users don't support the Mac release and buy the console or PC version instead then it isn't going to happen. All the feral titles I own have been high quality native ports and they are always trying to add Mac only features or content to add value. The small number of Mac porting companies aren't like some of the massive corporations that seem to be looking at ways to charge you more for less and less, they are tiny companies made up of Mac fans wanting to make gaming on the Mac better because they are gamers themselves.
Rating: 2 Votes
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41 months ago
Laughing at all the Mac Users who want to game on their system and

:"It just doesn't work"

lol
Rating: 2 Votes
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41 months ago

UE3 was ported late september. I imagine Feral wasn't able to take advantage of this; they had probably been working on the game for months.


Feral first ported the UE3 engine last year when we did Borderlands GOTY which was the first ever UE3 engine powered game on the Mac. The second UE3 game on the Mac is Batman Arkham Asylum.

All the feral titles I own have been high quality native ports and they are always trying to add Mac only features or content to add value. The small number of Mac porting companies aren't like some of the massive corporations that seem to be looking at ways to charge you more for less and less, they are tiny companies made up of Mac fans wanting to make gaming on the Mac better because they are gamers themselves.


Got it in one I was a Mac gamer long before I was a Mac game maker ;)

In this case the extra features we added to the Mac over the PC include the Joker as a playable character a feature that never made it onto the 360 or the Windows GOTY releases.

It might not be a massive feature but we do our best to make sure the Mac version is polished and comes with all the trimmings. The game supports a PS3 pad (if you have it synced) even using PS3 button prompts in game.

You can use other pads like the 360 pad or others from Logitech etc. Every pad we support automatically maps the layout to match the standard layout. This mean no matter the pad jump is always the bottom button left analogue is always run etc etc.

To everyone who has bought the game I hope you enjoy it. It has been a labour of love getting this one completed and we are proud to get another Unreal Engine 3 game onto the Mac.

Edwin
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