Arkham City Goes Mobile

Arkham City Goes Mobile


If you’re a Batman fan who also owns one of Apple’s many iDevices, you’ll be giggling like a school girl by the time you’re done reading this post.

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that Batman: Arkham City Lockdown has hit the App Store and is currently available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

The title was developed by Chicago-based NetherRealm Studios, and if you picked up a copy of the most recent Mortal Kombat release, you’re familiar with their work. For $5.99, you will find yourself in Batman’s shoes tossing baterangs at—and punching the faces of—several familiar bat-villains. Obviously, familiar faces like The Joker, Two-Face, and Solomon Grundy will be among the enemies, but Lockdown also boasts a iOS-only villain: Deathstroke.

Ed Boon, the Creative Director at NetherRealm seems pretty excited about their latest release. “We here at NetherRealm Studios are huge fans of Batman: Arkham City,” he said, “and we were very excited to develop Batman: Arkham City Lockdown to extend the franchise experience to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The app delivers a different take on Batman gameplay in which players must combat against some of the fan favorite villains in Arkham City.”

Probably the coolest part of Arkham City Lockdown is the option to take advantage of Apple’s AirPlay service. This allows players to stream all of their bat-beatings to their HDTV—provided that they own an Apple TV.

Wait, did we just watch the Apple TV become a gaming console? I think we did.

By Josh Engen

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