We thought the My Xbox Live app would be the surprise of the afternoon, but Warner Bros incoming Batman Arkham City tie-in for iOS is contesting. Earlier today, the New Zealand App Store was updated with a bunch of new apps that we'll see tonight, and Batman Arkham City Lockdown is one of those. In brief, it's an Infinity Blade-style one-on-one fighter that has you, as the Batman, eventually beating up the Joker, Two-Face, "and more" dudes from that universe across several different gritty Gotham environments.

As you'll notice from the screens, there's a little more to the experience. Gadgets and gizmos and upgrades are apparently a threat, as well as "unique gameplay" elements in its boss fights. I wouldn't be surprised if it had a touch more, er, viciousness than your run-of-the-mill Batman game, too, since the guys behind Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, are behind it and all.

Lockdown should release tonight at around 11PM EST (at $5.99), so we'll be able to get a much better picture then. For other release news, look out for our upcoming post that spills the beans on everything notable hitting tonight.

[Via Joystiq, via IGN]

  • http://twitter.com/rustym Rusty Moyher

    "Play as Batman"

    Yes, please.

  • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

    nananananana Batmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

  • Anonymous

    Kinda bummed out it's as dumbed down as it is.  One thing I loved about the Arkham franchise is the combat of juggling multiple enemies with combos.  I could easily see them making a game based on the challenge modes.  The 4 XBOX/PS3 buttons, throw in a d-pad for direction. It would totally work, it even runs on the Unreal engine. 

  • Anonymous

    Very interesting /rubs hands together...

  • Anonymous

    So... where's this "coming tonight" post you're talking about?
    Come to think of it, I haven't seen one of them in about three weeks... Please bring them back, they're my favourite part of the site!

  • http://twitter.com/The_Sworcererer Avi

    am i the only one that thinks that 3d games that look like this are kinda dull to play on an ios device?
    embrace the simplicity of the 2d!

  • Curtis Shideler

    Got it and love it so far! It's like having a little slice of Arkham City in my pocket to tide me over when I'm waiting for a meeting to start or something. It's definitely a lot like Infinity Blade in the Batman universe, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It really can't be compared to a full PC game though. For a mobile game, it is fun and exciting.