Become The Dark Knight Like Never Before with Batman: Arkham VR on PC

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Become The Dark Knight Like Never Before with Batman: Arkham VR on PC

Rocksteady Studios' exceptional Batman: Arkham series perfectly captured the visceral essence of the Batman mythos, and granted gamers unprecedented access into the mind and body of 'The World's Greatest Detective.' Just when it seemed like they couldn't push the envelope any further, they outdid themselves with the launch of Batman: Arkham VR.

The game combined Rocksteady's stellar game design sensibilities with the full immersion of virtual reality (VR), resulting in a truly heroic title that delivered a BIFF-BAM-POW to the senses. Now, the game has launched on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and gives gamers everywhere the opportunity to enjoy one of the best VR experiences to date.

Welcome To Gotham

The first aspect of Batman: Arkham VR that gamers will appreciate are the stunning visuals that are made possible by modern VR. Previous Arkham titles set the bar high, but because those games used a third-person perspective, gamers had to admire the graphics from afar. But the first-person perspective afforded by the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets let you get an up close and personal view of Batman: Arkham VR's beauty.

The illusion that you are Bruce Wayne and Batman is the key to the game's success. The team at Rocksteady also seeded the experience with little touches to reinforce this idea. Consider the dramatic sequence where you pull on the Batsuit for the first time.

Traditional video games would have simply had you either passively watch a cinematic sequence or push buttons or keys to accomplish certain actions. But thanks to the full interactive capabilities of the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers, you are in charge every step of the way. It's a small detail but it packs a superhero sized impact on your emotions.

Watching The Detectives

Batman: Arkham VR's gameplay also pushes all the right buttons to get you properly amped up. Rocksteady really emphasizes Batman's detective skills in a way that makes you appreciate his greatest weapon: his mind. Heading out into Gotham and using your tools, observational skills, and powers of deductive reasoning to solve the mystery before you is incredibly satisfying.

Also worth mentioning are the character interactions: being able to see characters like The Penguin and The Joker face to face is made all the more special thanks to the immersive nature of VR. You'll feel as if these notable baddies are truly there, and having them greet you as their arch-nemesis is something every Batman fan needs to experience for themselves.

Living The Life

Offering up an unbeatable combination of visual flair and visceral punch, Batman: Arkham VR represents the culmination of Rocksteady's work on the Batman franchise. The full extent of their game design and storytelling skills is on display, resulting in a Batman game like no other.

Batman: Arkham VR is now available on Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Get the best VR experience by ensuring your PC is equipped with a VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series GPU. Go here to learn about the GeForce GTX 10-series, which includes the newly released GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.