arkhamcityescape 3d box 0 Fight for Gotham on your table top next year

The two recent Batman games have been incredibly popular not just because of the Batman license but because they were good games as well.  Cryptozoic Entertainment is now going to be bringing the Arkham City setting to the gaming table top with Batman: Arkham City Escape.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, and Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games including The Walking Dead Board Game, today announced an all-new board game, Batman™: Arkham City Escape. Based on the amazing storyline of the award-winning videogame series developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, this two-player game will pit Batman against all of his greatest foes, from The Joker and Harley Quinn to Poison Ivy and The Riddler, as they try to escape Arkham City. In stores in early 2013, Batman: Arkham City Escape will feature one player as Batman and another controlling twenty of the Dark Knight’s most vile enemies in a battle of strategy and combat, as Batman attempts to stop the villains from escaping captivity.

Being able to play either side should offer a unique experience.  I’m also glad to find that this isn’t another deck building game.  It would be great if this would have come out this year around the release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray and DVD, but I’m sure it will still find a following when it is released next year.