Jingle bells, Batman smells, and PC gamers never get their way. Console gamers sure do, though. See, Batman’s swinging onto consoles just in the nick of time, but for some reason, he’s decided that PC gamers need to fend for themselves for a couple more weeks. The end result: PC gamers get Batman: Arkham Asylum on September 15, while everyone else steps up to bat (“Booooo! You suck!”) on August 25.
If it’s any consolation, the game’s set to support Nvidia’s PhysX tech, which will be right at home alongside Batman’s increasingly proprietary Bat-gadget arsenal.
“Supporting NVIDIA PhysX technology has allowed us to add that little bit extra to the PC version of the game,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios. “As Batman interacts with the world, the aging asylum creates a more immersive, believable world which really draws the player in.”
There’s a demo out if you’d like something to wash down the bitter taste of waiting. Some running around in a bat suit and clobbering people is better than none, right? Sadly, WHAMs, POWs, BIFFs, and Adam West aren’t included. But then, nothing’s perfect.