The Dark Knight rises in Batman Arkham City Lockdown for iOS
You can't fit an Xbox in your pocket, but you can play a console-quality Batman game on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Why did Batman cross his legs?
Because he had to go to the bat-room.
I know, I know. But that joke kills in a room full of 7-year-olds.
Speaking of Batman (you knew I had a reason for the potty humor), there's good news for fans of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, two of the top-rated console games of 2009 and 2011, respectively: the Dark Knight just went mobile.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has unveiled Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, an official iOS spinoff of the console version. It's $5.99.
Built on the famed Unreal engine, Lockdown is sure to draw comparisons to, that other visually thrilling iOS game. But the former is darker, grittier, and much more combat-heavy--just like the Bat himself.
Combat consists of a series of one-on-one melees, culminating with a face-off against a familiar villain: Two-Face, the Joker, etc.
Warner Bros. declined to let me demo the game, but most of the user reviews in the App Store are positive-bordering-on-gushing. (For those who complained of crashes, see my post,And you can get a feel for the gameplay in the promo video below.
If you've had a chance to try Lockdown yourself, hit the comments and let me know how it compares with the console versions--and with other recently celebrated games like Infinity Blade.