One of PlayStation VR’s most anticipated games has to be Batman: Arkham VR from Rocksteady Games, despite the fact we haven’t seen any gameplay from it. That changes today.
Warner Bros has released a new trailer for the game that splices quick flashes of footage with reactions of fans lucky enough to try the experience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. It shows glimpses of segments from the iconic Batcave, where players will don the cowl of the legendary superhero for themselves for the first time. You use the PlayStation Move motion controllers to pick up some of The Dark Knight’s most famous gadgets, like the batarang, and even put on his mask on for yourself.
What we’re really looking forward to seeing is which villains will make it into the game. The unmistakeable voice of the Joker was heard during the game’s announcement teaser at E3 2016, but Rocksteady is keeping other characters closely under wraps for now.
Everyone in the video seems to be thoroughly impressed with the experience, though it remains to be seen just how well it will fare when it’s released in full. Rocksteady itself developed the main Arkham trilogy across the past two generations of consoles, though this is set to be significantly shorter than one of those entries, focusing on Batman’s detective skills rather than combat. It’s only set to last around an hour, so it might be a tough sell for some VR fans.
To that end, pre-orders for Batman: Arkham VR are now live on the UK PS Store as you can see in the screenshot above. The game costs £15.99 (about $20) and will launch the same day as PS VR itself, October 13th. It joins a pretty extensive list of day one games including RIGS: Mechanized Combat League and EVE: Valkyrie.
If you’re looking for more DC VR action as you wait for this, then Suicide Squad: Special Ops VR just hit Gear VR and is a pretty solid tie-in to the not so solid movie.