Batman: Arkham VR | Twitch Gameplay Thursday | Playstation 4 VR
IGL Podcast hosts, AJ, Justin and Kyle, play as Batman himself, in NEW Twitch Gameplay Thursday of Batman: Arkham VR for Playstation VR.
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About the Game:
Batman: Arkham VR is the fifth installment in the superhero/virtual reality video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, it was released in October 2016. Batman: Arkham VR immerses players into the Dark Knight’s universe as they experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective. Delving deep into an all-new Batman: Arkham mystery, those who enter this virtual reality world must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.
Batman: Arkham VR was originally an exclusive to the PlayStation 4 until it came to Steam in 2017.
You begin, as Bruce, in front of a piano in a large room inside Wayne Manor. Alfred appears to your right, and extends his hand towards you. In it is a key to the piano, which you need to open and play to trigger a hidden floor that leads to the batcave. On your way down you grab the pieces of the batsuit, and put them on one by one, finally ending with the cowl, and the reveal of the batcave. After you enter, Alfred has very bad news, and he reveals, that Nightwing, has been murdered. You proceed to go to the alley, and see the lifeless body of Dick Grayson, lying there slumped against a wall, broken arm, jaw, ribs, and a snapped neck. You use your detective skills to reconstruct the battle, you shuttle through Nightwing’s brawl with an unknown assailant, pinpointing the moments that led to his injuries and eventual death. From this, you learn that the crime had a witness, an agent of the Penguin.
After this, he interrogates the Penguin on his agent’s whereabouts, only to find him dead, you try investigating the body for evidence. You eventually venture to the sewers to rescue a trapped Robin, but are unable to save Tim from Killer Croc. You eventually make your way to Arkham Asylum, where you discover that you were the one who killed Dick and trapped Tim in the sewers, as Batman would be one of the few people who could get the drop on the former sidekicks. You find out that you did this because the Joker took over your body and is driving you mad.
During the experience, there are also multiple sounds in the background like Alfred’s echoed voice and an alarm clock, heavily hinting that you (Bruce) are having a nightmare.
Batman Arkham VR is an intense experience – let us know your opinions in the comments below!
Batman: Arkham VR
Initial Release Date: October 2016
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/DC
Director Sefton Hill
Writer(s) Sefton Hill
Series: Batman: Arkham
Composer: Koji Kondo
Mode: Single Player, Multiplayer
Developers: Rocksteady Studios
Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Takashi Tezuka
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (With PS VR), Steam/Microsoft Windows (Oculus Rift)
Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Mark Hamill as The Joker
Jules De Jongh as Vicki Vale, Batcomputer & GCPD Dispatcher
Wally Wingert as The Riddler
Hugh Fraser as Alfred Pennyworth
Ian Redford as Penguin
Tom Austen as Robin
Kevin Conroy and Andrea Deck as Thomas and Martha Wayne
Glenn Wrage as Joe Chill
Kyle Duncan Graham