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See How Batman: Arkham City Will Look in Stereoscopic 3D Mode

September 21st, 2011 · 5 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

If you remember the game Batman: Arkham Asylum you should also remember that it was and is still one of the best looking games in stereoscopic 3D mode for PC when being played with 3D Vision. And the upcoming sequel that should appear at the second half of October called Batman: Arkham City should also be great when played with 3D Vision. Nvidia has made a gallery at the 3D Vision Live web portal with a few stereoscopic 3D screenshots showing Batman in 3D from the new game and they promise they will be adding up more screenshots of other characters from the game in stereo 3D, next up is Catwoman. So take a look at the few screenshots already available and check back each week for more 3D screenshots from Batman: Arkham City.

To see the 3D Vision Games Gallery and the new Batman 3D screenshots…

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The Game Batman: Arkham City Will Support 3D Vision on PC

August 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Much like the previous Batman: Arkham Asylum game that was 3D Vision-ready game and looked great in stereoscopic 3D mode, the new Batman: Arkham City game will also support Nvidia’s 3D Vision for gaming in stereo 3D mode on the PC (3DTV Play for a 3D HDTV on PC). The stereo 3D support was officially announced, although the game is not advertised as 3D vision-ready yet, but that could also be due to the fact that it will come with stereoscopic 3D support for consoles as well, and so the focus will not be only the PC version this time. The game will apparently have stereoscopic 3D support for both the Xbox 360 version and the PlayStation 3 version and aside from being able to enjoy it on a big screen 3D HDTV with any of these consoles, you will also be able to play it in anaglyph 3D on a non-3D TV set. There is still no information however if the game will come with anaglyph 3D glasses bundled, or you will have to obtain them separately.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum– and the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Now, considering that the previous Batman: Arkham Asylum game was really good and was even better in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision (the original version did not support stereo 3D mode on consoles), our expectations for the new Batman: Arkham City are even higher, so let us see if the developers from Rocksteady Studios will be able to deliver. Batman: Arkham Asylum is scheduled for a release on October 18th in North America, October 19th in Australia and October 21st in Europe for all systems – PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Batman: Arkham City is already available for pre-order in standard ans collector’s edition…

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition with TriOviz 3D

March 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

It seems that we are up for another release of the quite successful title Batman: Arkham Asylum, this time in a Game of the Year Edition for consoles that supposedly will come with TriOviz 3D support (the version for PC is left out without TriOviz 3D support!). The GOTY release for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will come with some sort of 3D glasses using the TriOviz 3D technology, whatever that is, allowing console games to view the game in stereoscopic 3D format on their normal non 3D-ready TVs. TriOviz 3D supposedly offers better results that quite popular cheap red-cyan anaglyph glasses, as this technology developed by the French company TriOviz is designed to offer natural colors and sharp images without any ghosting and also without the discomfort, fatigue, eye strain etc that are typical for the anaglyph glasses after longer use…

TriOviz 3D is a patented 3D process which adds depth to the game, visible to players wearing the included 3D glasses. By leveraging the depth-of-field while maintaining the original gameplay and color integrity, TriOviz 3D creates a far more immersive gaming experience, allowing console players to dive deeper into the gothic world of Arkham Asylum. … TriOviz SDK for Games creates a three-dimensional depth-of-field, negating the need for rendering multiple images or using anaglyph while maintaining content integrity.

This information certainly sounds interesting, especially considering that the official TriOviz website has not a lot of information and Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition appears to be the first implementation for this technology for gaming. I’m interested to test this TriOviz 3D solution, but even at the moment my expectations are not too big as it may turn out to be just some marketing talk with not very satisfying results. After it it is relying on a similar principle like the anaglyph glasses, although it uses different colored filters – magenta and green. Anyway, it seems that we are not going to have to wait much for that as the GOTY edition of the game will be available on March 26th, 2010, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, but only the console versions will be getting the TriOviz 3D treatment.

For more information about the TriOviz 3D technology…

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