[fancy_box]What better way to fight crime in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City than with your own Batarang controller![/fancy_box]
Once in a while a really cool piece of tech comes across our newsdesk and we just have that urge to stand on top of the highest mountain and yell that this is the coolest thing we’ve feasted our eyes on. This is one of said times.
Power A, the consumer electronic offshoot of Deutsch promotional merchandising company, BDA, unveiled their Batarang controller for Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City.
[pullquote_left]”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.”[/pullquote_left]
Along with the unveiling came the announcement that those of us going to E3 will be able to see the controllers for themselves. The Game Fanatics will be there and we’ll be updating you all not only on this but on our entire E3 journey, so be sure you’re following us (@thegamefanatics)!
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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, CA. – June 3, 2011 (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.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, Rocksteady is an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This creates an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing over 90 people, Rocksteady’s mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of the company. Rocksteady received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.
About POWER A
POWER A creates reliable, high quality and innovative accessories that amplify consumers’ experiences with the world’s best technologies. This consumer products division of Seattle-based BDA, Inc. partners with some of the most popular consumer electronics companies in the world, including Nintendo of America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Microsoft® and Apple®. Committed to producing the safest products possible, POWER A carefully monitors product development and quality assurance to exceed the testing requirements of its licensors. POWER A products are available at major retailers in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. To learn more about POWER A accessories, please visit www.PowerA.com
. POWER A: Amplify Your Experience™.
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