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Batman: Arkham VR
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Development
Developer Rocksteady Studios
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/DC
Director Sefton Hill
Writer(s) Sefton Hill
Release Date PlayStation 4 (October 2016)
Game Information
Genre Adventure
Modes Single
Platforms PlayStation 4 (With PS VR)

Steam/Microsoft Windows (Oculus Rift)

Reviews

Batman: Arkham VR is the fifth installment in the superhero/virtual reality video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, it was released in October 2016.

Batman: Arkham VR was originally an exclusive to the PlayStation 4 until it came to Steam in 2017.

About

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. 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.

Cast

Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne Mark Hamill as The Joker Jules De Jongh as Vicki Vale, Batcomputer & GCPD Dispatcher Wally Wingert as The Riddler Hugh Fraser as Alfred Pennyworth Ian Redford as Penguin Tom Austen as Robin Kevin Conroy and Andrea Deck as Thomas and Martha Wayne Glenn Wrage as Joe Chill

Plot

You begin, as Bruce, in front of a piano in a large room inside Wayne Manor. Alfred appears to your right, and extends his hand towards you. In it is a key to the piano, which you need to open and play to trigger a hidden floor that leads to the batcave. On your way down you grab the pieces of the batsuit, and put them on one by one, finally ending with the cowl, and the reveal of the batcave. After you enter, Alfred has very bad news, and he reveals, that Nightwing, has been murdered. You proceed to go to the alley, and see the lifeless body of Dick Grayson, lying there slumped against a wall, broken arm, jaw, ribs, and a snapped neck. You use your detective skills to reconstruct the battle, you shuttle through Nightwing's brawl with an unknown assailant, pinpointing the moments that led to his injuries and eventual death. From this, you learn that the crime had a witness, an agent of the Penguin.

After this, he interrogates the Penguin on his agent's whereabouts, only to find him dead, you try investigating the body for evidence. You eventually venture to the sewers to rescue a trapped Robin, but are unable to save Tim from Killer Croc. You eventually make your way to Arkham Asylum, where you discover that you were the one who killed Dick and trapped Tim in the sewers, as Batman would be one of the few people who could get the drop on the former sidekicks. You find out that you did this because the Joker took over your body and is driving you mad.

During the experience, there are also multiple sounds in the background like Alfred's echoed voice and an alarm clock, heavily hinting that you (Bruce) are having a nightmare.

Trailers

Trivia

  • There are a few continuity errors:
    • Killer Croc's appearance is a major continuity error. Here he uses his character model from Batman: Arkham Knight, despite the fact that Batman has not seen him post-Iron Heights experimentation. Croc should look the same as he did the last time he met Batman in Arkham City.
    • However if Arkham VR does take place before Arkham Knight then it's plausible that a year had passed and Killer Croc's torture during the Iron Heights experimentation could have been underway by then, although Croc's mutations happened out of sight from everyone not working in Iron Heights, including Batman.
    • Another continuity error is in the Batcave: when examining the Arkham Asylum Case File, Scarecrow's Fear Gauntlet uses its Arkham Knight design rather than the Arkham Asylum design.
  • Before saving Robin,Killer Croc can be saw in a sewer hole.
  • The events of the game could also explain Batman's reluctance to work with both Nightwing and Robin during the events of Arkham Knight, as the nightmare had shaken him to the point of keeping them away for their own safety.
  • Also there were a couple of Easter Eggs in the story process:
  • At the starting, you can find a few postcards by SK (Selina Kyle,AKA Catwoman). Also in globe you can find three newpaper about Jewelry missing.
  • In the starting you can go to a table that a two building figures of Lexcorp. Lexcorp'owner Lex Luthor was the nemesis of Superman.
  • On the left of piano, a red phone can be seen. This is a reference of 1996' Batman television show. It play three calls in the game: Vicki Vale, Alex Drescher for thanking Bruce for contribution to Arkham City, and final one were Joker impersonating Alfred after finishing the story.
  • When you arrive to Nightwing's crimes scene, if you turn around on the fire escape balcony at the beginning, you can find a copy of Alice in Wonderland and a top hat, zoom it to gain the "Though the Looking Glass"Trophy; this room belong to Jevris Tetch, and hint that he already planning to brainwashing Batman mind.
  • Inside the Morgue rack there is keycard that open a freezer,you can find a bag of Joker's TITAN infected blood, the gun Joker used to paralyze Barbara Gordon, crowbar used by Joker to torture Jason Todd, and Escrima sticks belong to Nightwing; analyzing them will unlock trophy "Fallen Son".
  • Although Joker were appear in last scene, you can heard his voice several time, but one of the funniest thing that was his bio-were also manipulated by him: it list 45 different crimes he was wanted for, after the bio finishing the list, Joker wound say he regret didn't do more in life. Some were seem as a reference to Steven Spielberg'movie, Catch Me If you Can: Impersonating a police officer,a doctor and a airline pilot.
  • The number 425 had appeared several time: This is the number that reference to The Joker first appearance date in Batman #1 (April 25 1940).
    • In Batcave, you pick up a Batphone that have "0.425" number; also if you tune the radio frequency to 425 (or 426~429), you can heard a group of police reporting. (acceptably, they said this number severable)
    • When you investigating three deceased Penguin thug, and go to locker entering the password, you will found that the password were "425"; also after you unlock the freezer, and use the Forensics Scanner to scan the Crowbar used by Joker to torturing Jason Todd and Escrima stick, the evidence number were both "425".
    • In the last act, Joe Chill' cell (which were Joker cell in the Nightmare) number were "425".
  • The Riddler once again appear in the game and surprisingly, to broke the fouth wall talk to the you (not Batman), actually he already broke the fouth wall in all of the Arkham game, but not all the time; this making him were the only one in Arkhamverse that will talk to the player.