BATMAN: ARKHAM SHADOW Announced Exclusively For Meta Quest 3

BATMAN: ARKHAM SHADOW Announced Exclusively For Meta Quest 3 BATMAN: ARKHAM SHADOW Announced Exclusively For Meta Quest 3

The next Batman: Arkham game has been revealed, but it is once again another virtual reality adventure. Check out the teaser for Batman: Arkham Shadow below and stay tuned for the full reveal next month.

By MattIsForReal - May 04, 2024 04:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Video Games

The next adventure in the Arkhamverse has been revealed, but unless you have a Meta Quest 3, you won't be able to play it.

Announced this week, Batman: Arkham Shadow is a brand new VR game that puts you directly into the suit of the Dark Knight.

"Gotham City is in danger," WB Games teased alongside a reveal trailer. "And you’re the only one who can save it."

Not much is known about the game yet, but more details will be shared during the Summer Game Fest this summer. The annual summer gaming showcase will take place on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Batman: Arkham Shadow is the first new Batman: Arkham game in eight years. Although the recently released Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is technically set in the Arkhamverse, it's not a Batman: Arkham game. Plus, it was a major flop for Warner Bros. who recently admitted that the controversial live service game fell short of the publisher's expectations.

The reveal of Batman: Arkham Shadow was met with a bit of a mixed response. Although fans are eager to return to the universe created by Rocksteady Studios, doing so in VR exclusively on the Meta Quest 3 severely limits those who can actually play it. Many fans were hoping for more of a traditional gaming experience playable with a controller or mouse and keyboard on consoles and PC. 

While virtual reality technology has improved over the years, it's still a relative niche market compared to a traditional Xbox or PlayStation.

This is also the second Batman: Arkham game in a row that's playable only in VR. Eight years ago, Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham VR for PlayStation 4's PlayStation VR and later for Windows VR headsets (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index). 

Set between the events of 2011's Batman: Arkham City and 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight, you play as Batman from a first-person perspective as he investigates the disappearance of Nightwing and Robin. The game featured no combat and instead focused on more on Batman's investigative skills as players could solve puzzles to find clues that advance the mystery.

The game was met with lackluster reviews it felt like more of a lengthy tech demo than an actual game. It was praised for its detailed and immersive environments, but ultimately it fell short of what fans really wanted from a Batman: Arkham game.

Virtual reality gaming has improved a ton since 2016, so perhaps Batman: Arkham Shadow will offer more of a complete gaming experience. The game is being developed by Camouflaj, the same studio that brought us Iron Man VR, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC.

Batman: Arkham Shadow will be released later this year exclusively for Meta Quest 3.

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harryba11zack - 5/4/2024, 5:00 PM
ratcatcher confirmed.
will this take place before or after Harley blows him on that Park bench?
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HashTagSwagg - 5/4/2024, 5:22 PM
@harryba11zack - User Comment Image
Kadara - 5/4/2024, 5:23 PM
@harryba11zack - Batman: and this is when I developed a taste into bbw
EgoEgor - 5/4/2024, 10:17 PM
@Kadara - plus the wipes and plugs are off screen
TheOtherOn - 5/4/2024, 11:20 PM
@harryba11zack -

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CoHost - 5/5/2024, 12:45 AM
@TheOtherOn - This will forever be Nolan's equivalent of

JonAwesome - 5/4/2024, 5:17 PM
Just give me more Arkham Knight! Keep releasing new story lines to that game!
Odekahn - 5/4/2024, 5:29 PM
Can’t wait to play this
Ha1frican - 5/4/2024, 5:42 PM
Nightwing1015 - 5/4/2024, 5:43 PM
Hopefully this will be what Arkham VR should've been. Can't wait to play it one day...

I also hope this means we get another main series entry set between the events of Origins and Asylum. Not sure who would develop it though as it seems both Montreal and Rocksteady forgot how to make a real game...
ModHaterSLADE - 5/4/2024, 5:52 PM
Now if only we could get a batman Beyond VR, would be fun with the suit interface.
Malatrova15 - 5/4/2024, 6:04 PM
I though this guy was lying dead in some park bench.
Th3Batman - 5/4/2024, 10:08 PM
@Malatrova15 - This is set between origins and asylum.
Malatrova15 - 5/4/2024, 10:14 PM
@Th3Batman - so that park bench remains occupied? Or did they moved the body? Its kinda sad
Th3Batman - 5/5/2024, 1:15 AM
@Malatrova15 - This game began development in 2020, 4 years before the release of SS. With how terribly the game has done, both critically and financially, I expect them to reveal that it's set in an "alternate reality" from the rest of the series. There's too much $$$ to be made from the Arkham brand to keep it connected with that failure of a game.
Malatrova15 - 5/5/2024, 1:20 AM
@Th3Batman - then i need a meta quest it looks so practical
Waifuslayer - 5/4/2024, 6:28 PM
Meta Quest 3 exclusive...
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CoHost - 5/5/2024, 12:45 AM
@Waifuslayer - ?si=VTZpOiqyPpx-YOfF
SuperJefe - 5/4/2024, 8:45 PM
OT:Happy Free Comic Book Day … hope you picked some up!

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Colton - 5/4/2024, 9:03 PM
Old news.
Arthorious - 5/4/2024, 10:56 PM
Wouldn’t mind seeing another DC hero gain some spotlight when it comes to games.

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