Batman: Arkham City Escape Board Game To Roll Out In 2013 (Arkham City Comes To PlayStation Plus)

By Aditya Bhat , Updated Nov 30, 2012 10:19 AM EST

A new board game of Batman: Arkham City Escape will roll out in February 2013. This was revealed by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

"Batman: Arkham City Escape is a two-player game that pits Batman against all of his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham! In this game, one player represents Batman, and the other player represents the villains that Batman has fought in the past. The player controlling the Arkham inmates earns victory points by helping the villains escape Arkham, while the Batman player gains points by apprehending his rivals before they make it out of the city. The first player to earn 10 Victory Points is the winner!" said Cryptozoic Entertainment in its website.

The game features "special abilities" to Arkham City inmates. The Utility Belt cards allow Batman to have access to different gadgets to stop the Arkham City escapees and to save Batman's allies.

The game will be available for $45 and each game will be for 30-40 minutes time span. The game will have 126 cards with 40 villain cards, 40 Batman combat cards, 8 Utility Belt cards, 10 Ally cards, 10 Gargoyle cards and 18 set-up cards. The set also includes an 18 inch x 33 inch double-sided game board, a utility belt board, a Batman Experience die, a Batman character paw, 8 combat/action dice and a rulebook.

Meanwhile Batman: Arkham City will also be offered for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in December in time for Christmas. Along with Arkham City two more game will be free for the subscribers - Limbo and Vanquish. These three titles will replace Crysis 2, Scott Pilgrim and Double Dragon Neon, announced Sony.

Sony will also add Big Sky Infinity for PlayStation 3 on Dec.12, Knytt Underground for PlayStation Vita on Dec. 21, and Mortal Kombat for Vita on Dec. 19.

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