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WII
GENRE
Action
DEVELOPER
Kemco
PUBLISHER
Kemco
WI-FI ENHANCED
unknown
WII EXCLUSIVE
gcn
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
November 2001
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Batman: Dark Tomorrow

Coming at or near launch (November 2001) will be a new Batman game for GameCube from Kemco-- and not to be confused with Ubi Soft's PS2 Batman game, which is based off of the cartoon that went off the air a couple years ago.

Instead, Kemco is going with a fresh take on the franchise based off of the artwork and creations of DC Comics. DC Comics is even providing a new and original storyline for the title.

Background
Police Commissioner Gordon has disappeared during a rash of gang wars in the streets of Gotham City. Batman looks into the coincidental crises and finds all clues lead to Arkham Asylum, home for the criminally insane. Batman surmises that this is a trap and Commissioner Gordon may just be bait in a greater, more complicated scheme intended to take the Dark Knight down once and for all.

Details
This one player action/adventure title will require both keen control through physical obstacles and battle, as well as a sharp mind to solve puzzles. Additional features include...

  • Original Batman story by DC Comics.
  • Graphics from some of Hollywood's best design firms.
  • Cinematic cutscenes.
  • Game design to balance puzzles with action.
  • Utility Belt gadgetry can be used to avoid or capture criminals.
  • Stages include the Batcave, Gotham, Sewers, the Asylum and more.
  • Villains include Black Mask, the Ratcatcher, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the Joker, and more.

While the title was not available for play at E3, a truly amazing video of cutscenes and perhaps a little in game footage looped at Kemco's booth. Some ND staffers at first glance dismissed looking at the television screens, assuming that what was showing was just live action video-- that's how hyper-realistic the graphics, animation, and special effects are thus far. We have big hopes for Kemco to deliver an amazing action game-- in the least visually.

Noah Ward

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