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Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 video-game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows formats developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. The game was initially released on August 25, 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox versions of the game, whilst the PC version followed later on September 15, 2009. The game takes a third-person perspective, with gameplay elements based on combat, stealth, detective skills, whilst incorporating a variety of gadgets for use. The game has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen.
The game is set in its own universe, as opposed to most other games that are adaptions of movie/animated works and the like. The storyline, centers around Batman as he returns Joker to Arkham Asylum, only for the psychopath to break free as soon as he is taken to his cell. Joker then reveals he has been planning to take-over the entire Asylum for one night, with the aid of Harley Quinn and releases all of the inmates from their cells, forcing Batman to take back the Asylum whilst attempting to discover what Joker's ultimate goal is.
Among the enemies Batman faces include; Bane (whose role is a significant plot-point), Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Victor Zsasz and of course, Harley Quinn and Joker. Other Batman enemies are given cameo roles in the game; The Riddler plays a small role, but is only heard by voice over Batman's com-link.
Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin respectively reprise their roles from the DCAU, while Cree Summer voices the game-exclusive character, Dr. Penelope Young, and Adrienne Barbeau voices Dr. Gretchen Whistler. DCAU veteran writer Paul Dini was responsible for the main storyline.
The sequel, Batman: Arkham City, was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 18, 2011. Conroy and Hamill reprise their roles yet again while Tara Strong voices Harley instead of Sorkin. This makes Arkham Asylum and DC Universe Online the only non-DCAU media that features Sorkin as Harley. It had another sequel called Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015 on the PS4 and Xbox One.
|Adrienne Barbeau||Dr. Gretchen Whistler|
|Arleen Sorkin||Harley Quinn|
|Chris Cox||Guard Eddie Burlow, Masked Orderly #2, Masked Guard #3|
|Chris Gardner||Guard Henry Smith, Guard Zach Franklin, Henchman #4|
|Cree Summer||Dr. Penelope Young|
|Danny Jacobs||Victor Zsasz, Guard Frank Boles, Orderly Robert Stirling, Masked Guard #1|
|Dino Andrade||Scarecrow, Lunatic #1|
|Duane Shepard||Aaron Cash, Henchman #6|
|Fred Tatasciore||Bane, Henchman #2, Janitor Carl Todd|
|George Dzundza||Blackgate Thug #1|
|James Horan||Henchman #3, Masked Orderly #3, Jack Ryder|
|Keith Ferguson||Lunatic #2, Dr. Stephen Kellerman, TV Voice|
|Kevin Conroy||Batman, Thomas Wayne|
|Kimberly Brooks||Oracle, Young Bruce Wayne, Dr. Sara Cassidy|
|Mark Hamill||The Joker, Scarface, Cop #2|
|Rick Wasserman||Henchman #1, Gotham Cop, Young James Gordon|
|Roger Rose||Guard William North, Masked Guard #4, Masked Orderly #1|
|Steve Blum||Killer Croc, Masked Guard #2, Guard Ian Kennedy, Guard Jordan Fraser|
|Tasia Valenza||Poison Ivy, Martha Wayne|
|Tom Kane||James Gordon, Warden Quincy Sharp, Amadeus Arkham, Guard Louie Green|
|Wally Wingert||The Riddler, Orderly Bob Johnson, Henchman #8, Dr. Adrian Chen, Janitor Luke Curtis, Gotham Cop, Masked Guard|