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'Batman: Arkham VR' allows players to become The Dark Knight at E3 2016

By Wade Sheridan
'Batman: Arkham VR' allows players to become The Dark Knight at E3 2016
Become the world's greatest detective in developer Rocksteady Studios immersive "Batman: Arkham VR" for the Playstation VR. The title was announced during Sony's annual E3 2016 press conference. Photo courtesy of Playstation/Youtube

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Gamers can now become The Dark Knight in developer Rocksteady Studios upcoming virtual reality title, Batman: Arkham VR.

The game, first revealed during Sony's annual E3 2016 press conference, is being made exclusively for the Playstation VR that works in conjunction with the Playstation 4.

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"How do you feel when you put on that mask?" Mark Hamill, the voice of Batman nemesis The Joker says in the first trailer for Batman: Arkham VR. "If you find a mask that fits, you never need to take it off," he continues before Batman's signature cowl is revealed amid The Joker's laughter.

"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," Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said in a statement. "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."

"Rocksteady is always looking for new ways to further engross players into the worlds we create and Batman: Arkham VR is an example of how we're taking advantage of the latest technology to do that," added Sefton Hill, game director at Rocksteady Studios.

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Batman: Arkham VR for the Playstation VR on Playstation 4 will be released this October. Sony's virtual reality headset will be Oct. 13, with a price tag of $399.

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