Is the next Batman movie being shot? We're hearing that it is, but a
release definitely isn't imminent. Either way, Power-A has just
announced a new Xbox 360 and PS3 controller design that they're calling
"Batarang." The controller
is reportedly being issued to play nice with
Batman: Arkham City this fall, and with E3 happening this week, the
timing couldn't be better.
Both of these are wireless devices, and outside of a funky design and
color scheme, they're pretty much standard-fare controlers. The Xbox
edition looks more "standard" than the PS3 model, but that seems to
always be the case with third-party peripherals. They'll be shipping in
mid-October, but no price has been revealed yet.
Fight Crime in Batman: Arkham City This Fall with the Batarang Controller from POWER A
Batarang Controller for PLAYSTATION® 3 and Xbox 360® to Debut at E3 EXPO June 7-9 in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--E3 EXPO, Booth #5522 West Hall -- POWER A today announced it will debut official Batarang controllers for Batman Arkham City at the E3 Expo June 7-9 in Los Angeles. Developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics' core Batman property, Batman: Arkham City is published worldwide by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Batman fans will revel in the authenticity of the design of the Batarang, while gamers will appreciate the comfort and performance that POWER A brings to these one-of-a-kind controllers. The Batarang controller for PLAYSTATION® 3 is wireless with reverse analog sticks and a Batman-themed USB RF receiver. The Batarang controller for Xbox 360® is a wired controller with a 10-foot / 3m inline release cable.
"POWER A understands the high quality standard that partnering with a legendary brand such as Batman demands," said John Moore, vice president of product development and marketing for POWER A. "We are committed to making the best possible controller to amplify the experience players have with Batman: Arkham City, and the Batarang does just that. It's not just a great Batman collectible, but a high-performance controller worthy of the Batman: Arkham City game."
The Batman: Arkham City Batarang controller will be available at key retailers in conjunction with the game's October 18, 2011 North American release date.