Latest Batman: Arkham Asylum Trailer Reveals Poison Ivy

Latest Batman: Arkham Asylum Trailer Reveals Poison Ivy

Fans of comics and uncomfortably sexy plants rejoice! The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum reveals Poison Ivy in all her pullulating splendor.

Not since the works of Georgia O'Keefe have plants and female naughty bits been so cleverly intertwined. While those kiddies who grew up on Batman: The Animated Series might take issue with Ivy's less-than-human B:AA iteration, they will be pleased once she starts speaking in those familiar, sultry tones.

I'm beginning to wonder though, since the game includes all of Batman's important foes, how fleshed-out will they manage to be? I don't necessarily expect origin stories, but I'd hate to see complex, hyper-neurotic figures like The Joker reduced to simple end-level bosses.

Batman: Arkham Asylum hits the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows platforms on June 23rd.

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Sweet thing about this game is my birthday Is two days after release *COUGH* I wont have to pay for it >:D One of my friends will probably buy it for meh...June is gonna be good for games - with this and the release of BF 1943.

Oh the anticipation of Batman: Arkham Asylum. The suspense is murder...I hope it'll last.

Is it me or does that look like a certain boss intro from resident evil 4?

Oh my god! It's a giant Piranha Plant! It's Petey Piranha!

Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I just realized, on paper and partly in theory, controlling plant life is actually a really bad power. All it takes is a box of matches and you're beat.

HobbesMkii:
Oh my god! It's a giant Piranha Plant! It's Petey Piranha!

Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

Most likely and they will do what they do every time.. Try to take over the world.

sweet made by EDIOS you knoe this new batman game is going to be the shiiizzznnneett =0

needausername:
I just realized, on paper and partly in theory, controlling plant life is actually a really bad power. All it takes is a box of matches and you're beat.

In practise you'll be constricted by burning vines.

Monocle Man:

needausername:
I just realized, on paper and partly in theory, controlling plant life is actually a really bad power. All it takes is a box of matches and you're beat.

In practise you'll be constricted by burning vines.

Yeah, but bring some weed killer, a keen gardener, and a flamethrower and you can't go wrong.

Earnest Cavalli:
Latest Batman: Arkham Asylum Trailer Reveals Poison Ivy

Fans of comics and uncomfortably sexy plants rejoice! The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum reveals Poison Ivy in all her pullulating splendor.

Not since the works of Georgia O'Keefe have plants and female naughty bits been so cleverly intertwined. While those kiddies who grew up on Batman: The Animated Series might take issue with Ivy's less-than-human B:AA iteration, they will be pleased once she starts speaking in those familiar, sultry tones.

I'm beginning to wonder though, since the game includes all of Batman's important foes, how fleshed-out will they manage to be? I don't necessarily expect origin stories, but I'd hate to see complex, hyper-neurotic figures like The Joker reduced to simple end-level bosses.

Batman: Arkham Asylum hits the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows platforms on June 23rd.

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The good 'ol characters!

That's O'Keeffe.

-- Alex

Swamp Thing is better.

Meatstorm:

Most likely and they will do what they do every time.. Try to take over the world.

Perhaps I'm wrong here (I'm not a fan of the comics, I loved the animated series and the movies), but why would Joker want to take over the world? In any iteration I've ever seen, the Joker either had no real motive accept to force people to act on their worst instincts as part of some sort of cruel joke he made up (like in the Dark Knight), or he's a very wacky crime boss who wants to control people - but not everyone, just enough to get some laughs.

I personally think one of two things will happen with this game. 1: Character development will focus on Batman and Joker, while only delving deeper into other characters when it furthers the development of the B-man and J. As the game progresses, it will be a sort of psycho-thriller where Batman questions who's really in control, and even if he can survive - of course he never shows that to his enemies. The Joker will play a very real part throughout the game, but he will be saved for a fight for the end. 2: This game will be a massive prequel to a new batman video game series, laying down the format for all the main baddies so that the next games in the series can do whatever they need to do. I wouldn't be surprised if Batman didn't fight the Joker at all, and I bet there's going to be a very big twist at the end.

I don't expect very deep characters from anyone other than the protagonist and antagonist, but I think where this games' really gonna focus (as far as the story elements are concerned), is with plot twists.

This game could be really good. The Batman universe have some of the most interesting antagonists ever. They certainly don't look like they did in the comic , but the feel is the same, and if the villains are fully fleshed out this game could have some epic bossfights.

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Mimsofthedawg:

Meatstorm:

Most likely and they will do what they do every time.. Try to take over the world.

Perhaps I'm wrong here (I'm not a fan of the comics, I loved the animated series and the movies), but why would Joker want to take over the world? In any iteration I've ever seen, the Joker either had no real motive accept to force people to act on their worst instincts as part of some sort of cruel joke he made up (like in the Dark Knight), or he's a very wacky crime boss who wants to control people - but not everyone, just enough to get some laughs.

I personally think one of two things will happen with this game. 1: Character development will focus on Batman and Joker, while only delving deeper into other characters when it furthers the development of the B-man and J. As the game progresses, it will be a sort of psycho-thriller where Batman questions who's really in control, and even if he can survive - of course he never shows that to his enemies. The Joker will play a very real part throughout the game, but he will be saved for a fight for the end. 2: This game will be a massive prequel to a new batman video game series, laying down the format for all the main baddies so that the next games in the series can do whatever they need to do. I wouldn't be surprised if Batman didn't fight the Joker at all, and I bet there's going to be a very big twist at the end.

I don't expect very deep characters from anyone other than the protagonist and antagonist, but I think where this games' really gonna focus (as far as the story elements are concerned), is with plot twists.

I suspect this is correct, This will primarily be about the Joker being... The Joker, and using all of these other villains.

needausername:
I just realized, on paper and partly in theory, controlling plant life is actually a really bad power. All it takes is a box of matches and you're beat.

It's a lot worse than that actually because the majority of plants can't actually do anything. The best you could do is control the direction that they grow in, but it's stil going to take weeks for them to actually get anywhere.

HobbesMkii:
Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I think the plot goes like this, Joker escapes from custody takes over Arkham lets all the villains out, Batman goes in and cleans up.

Saboonatic:

HobbesMkii:
Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I think the plot goes like this, Joker escapes from custody takes over Arkham lets all the villains out, Batman goes in and cleans up.

Judging from this screenshot theres some typical deranged joker chemical experiments going on as well. Note Poisen Ivy's dialogue- when you see her she's in a pink smoke filled room, she looks a little strange and diseased (this may be art direction). She talks about the plants mutating, becoming stronger. To me this suggests the Joker is using chemicals on the inmates, possibly resulting in strange powers/mutations. This is also what he may be threatening the city with.

I like her plant pants.
:)

Im starting to warm to this game, definetely a rental, it looks like a game that I wouldnt touch once the story is over though.
I have a short attention span.

TsunamiWombat:

Saboonatic:

HobbesMkii:
Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I think the plot goes like this, Joker escapes from custody takes over Arkham lets all the villains out, Batman goes in and cleans up.

Judging from this screenshot theres some typical deranged joker chemical experiments going on as well. Note Poisen Ivy's dialogue- when you see her she's in a pink smoke filled room, she looks a little strange and diseased (this may be art direction). She talks about the plants mutating, becoming stronger. To me this suggests the Joker is using chemicals on the inmates, possibly resulting in strange powers/mutations. This is also what he may be threatening the city with.

Yeah in the trailer didn't he say he had a bunch of bombs set up over the city?
I wonder who they are going to reveal next, two-face would be awesome.

lol did Batman just coolly grab the slithering vine & squash its "head"? I wonder if he just tossed it aside after that, which would be the ultimate in stupid as he realizes VINES DON'T HAVE HEADS while it constricts him.

If batman can glide, I'll get this game.

I hope this game lives up to the expectations I have...

Remember that one Godzilla movie where Godzilla basically kicked the butt of every monster he'd ever met in his life so far, including some he hadn't? I can't remember the name, something like "Godzilla's Revenge," maybe? Anyway, this game is starting to look like that. I doubt the villains will be particularly well-characterized given the fact that they're fitting so many into the game. Time constraints, you know.

The first thing I thought when I read the thread title, however, was this:

"Hmm... So a Batman game is going to contain one of the fanservice villains? Color me surprised!"

Yeah, not too shocking when your really think about it. You can bet Harley Quinn and maybe the Penguin's little girlfriends will also show up. And probably Batgirl, too.

Saboonatic:

TsunamiWombat:

Saboonatic:

HobbesMkii:
Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I think the plot goes like this, Joker escapes from custody takes over Arkham lets all the villains out, Batman goes in and cleans up.

Judging from this screenshot theres some typical deranged joker chemical experiments going on as well. Note Poisen Ivy's dialogue- when you see her she's in a pink smoke filled room, she looks a little strange and diseased (this may be art direction). She talks about the plants mutating, becoming stronger. To me this suggests the Joker is using chemicals on the inmates, possibly resulting in strange powers/mutations. This is also what he may be threatening the city with.

Yeah in the trailer didn't he say he had a bunch of bombs set up over the city?
I wonder who they are going to reveal next, two-face would be awesome.

Well, they have a two-face exploration token system so...

needausername:
I just realized, on paper and partly in theory, controlling plant life is actually a really bad power. All it takes is a box of matches and you're beat.

Or even weed killer
Lack of sunlight
Cold
Hot
Various poisons
The list is very long, you're very right how its a lame power

Given her...shall we say skimpy choice in attire, I did wonder where exactly that vine snaking up her legs was going :P

TsunamiWombat:

Saboonatic:

HobbesMkii:
Seriously though, what is the plot of this game? I've watched three or four of these things. Is it going to be like a villainous tag team or something vs. Batman?

I think the plot goes like this, Joker escapes from custody takes over Arkham lets all the villains out, Batman goes in and cleans up.

Judging from this screenshot theres some typical deranged joker chemical experiments going on as well. Note Poisen Ivy's dialogue- when you see her she's in a pink smoke filled room, she looks a little strange and diseased (this may be art direction). She talks about the plants mutating, becoming stronger. To me this suggests the Joker is using chemicals on the inmates, possibly resulting in strange powers/mutations. This is also what he may be threatening the city with.

This makes me wonder if the true final boss might be Bane...

Oooh this is just lovely. I saw the Joker trailer earlier but this trailer is much, much better ;) Along with Street Fighter IV this game seems like a really good reason to go buy a (slim) PS3.

Little shop of sexy horror.

This really makes me interested in what they'll interpret Mr.Freeze or the Riddler as...

I think that this game will be awesome. At the very least, it looks to actually be TRYING to make a good Batman game instead of a middling movie cash-in. I shudder to think what would this game could have been if someone were trying to force its release alongside another Batman flick. Also, I love how they've brought back the old voice actors...

This game is shaping up to be something brilliant (and I'm not a huge fan of Batman...)
I'll watch out for this, with great interest too.

 

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