[Batman: Arkham Knight](tag:2683936) is coming out in June, and while I'm super excited for that, another recently announced Arkham game has piqued my interest! Batman: Arkham Underworld is an upcoming mobile game by developer Turbine, creators of such awesome games as The Lord of the Rings Online and Infinite Crisis.
Arkham Underworld plays differently than the rest of the Arkham games in the series. In fact, in this one, you don't even play as Batman! Instead, you control some of Gotham's seediest bad-guys, like Riddler, Harley Quinn, Penguin and Killer Croc, as you try to become the head kingpin in the world of crime. The game relies heavily on strategy and base building. Build your hideout, recruit your troops, train them and then get ready to squash your opponents for loot and respect!
This is definitely a game for fans of strategy warfare games, and even those who just want to see what it's like playing on the opposite side of Batman! Speaking of the Caped Crusader, though it hasn't been specified just yet, it seems that the bigger your criminal empire is, the closer you are to getting noticed by the Bat. It looks like he and the GCPD will be NPC annoyances, something you have to worry about as well as other players. They'll most likely weaken your army and even invade your base if you're not careful. The game sounds like an awesome game to have on your tablet and smartphone!
A release date hasn't been announced yet, but if you follow the link below, you can sign up for the beta and get notified on any and all updates about the game, as well as play it early!
AU Beta: http://www.arkhamunderworld.com/