Batarang anyone? Batman inspired controllers released for Arkham City

by: Sean Cahill -
More On: Batman: Arkham City
POWER A has announced that, to go along with the release of the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham City, gamers will be able to take their fandom of the series to another level by playing the game with a Batarang-style controller.  These controllers are going to be unveiled this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, as expected.  The controllers themselves are somewhat designed to have points and such to resemble the batarang weapon that Batman utilizes, but there are a couple of curious points that need to be asked regarding the design of the controller for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.  In regards to the PS3 model, the left analog stick and D-pad are swapped, making the controller look much more like the Xbox 360 controller.  As for the Xbox 360 model, it seems as though there is only a wired option, judging from the pictures.  These two points will most likely be addressed this week.

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.

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