Batman: Arkham City... in 3D

By Jonathan Barnes, 7 years ago
I like to keep my finger on the pulse of the TA community. That icy, cold hand you occasionally feel when playing, yeah, that's me! Given the massive, positive reaction we got to yesterday's Gears 3D story, I felt compelled to lobby Rocksteady, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to make their upcoming Batman: Arkham City 3D compatable as well.

Funny thing is... THEY DID IT.

In a press release issued today, the aforementioned companies revealed that the Caped Crusader's upcoming fight will be playable in stereoscopic and anaglyphic 3D.

At this point, you might be asking:

What's all this mumbo-jumbo about stereoscopic and anaglyphic?
Allow me to put my day job's "Science Edutainer" hat to explain:

Stereoscopic 3D - The version that works with the current wave of 3D televisions and uses the "shutter style" lenses. One lens contains vertical shutters with the other containing horizontal. This forces the eyes to see two, different images which your brain melds together to give the illusion of depth.

Anaglyphic 3D - The version of 3D that is compatible with all HDTV's and is much more of the "old school" 3D that usually involves two opposite-colored lenses (usually red and blue) to produce the same effect.

Batman: Arkham City will be popping out of screens everywhere starting on October 18th in North America, October 19th in Australia and October 21st in Europe.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.