Every once in a while an exclcusive deal comes along that makes a definite impact on whether a game sells on one console or the other. As the much anticipated release of Batman: Arkham Asylum draws near, the guys and gals over at Sony and Eidos decided to drop a bombshell today to build hype for the PS3 version of the game. According to the press release (as well as advertisments on Playstation Home) we’ve learned that the Joker will be playable via a free download code that’s exclusive to the Playstation Network.
Friday 24th April: Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announce that The Joker will be an exclusive playable character in Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The character will be made available upon release as a free downloadable character through PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 and can be played in Challenge Maps from the game.
So then, what does the mean for you, the consumer? Well, if you own both a 360 and PS3, your choice should now be clear. If you’re like me, you’ve perhaps made some mistakes in the past when it comes to buying for a specific console. I, for one, bought the PS3 version of Fallout 3 (poor decision.) There’s no word yet if the Xbox 360 will be getting it’s own special characters. Perhaps Harvey Dent or Nightwing will manage to sneak their way on to Microsoft’s console. But hey, let’s face it… nobody’s cooler than the Joker.