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  Batman™ Powers Himself into Arcades
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11/26/2013
 


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Chicago, IL – November 26, 2013 – Raw Thrills, Inc. today announced an exciting new game inspired by DC Comics’ Caped Crusader, the Batman ™  driving arcade game coming this December,   was developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and on behalf of DC Entertainment.

Batman™, complete with an impressive stylized cabinet, features an open-world Gotham City in which players can drive using 10 versions of the iconic Batmobile, all the way from the classic 1960’s television series model to the latest streamlined version seen in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ recent   The Dark Knight Trilogy. The mission-based game allows players to match wits with Batman's archenemies, including The Joker, Mr. Freeze, Bane, The Penguin, Scarecrow, and Catwoman.

Batman™ has been developed by well-known arcade game specialists Raw Thrills, Inc., in collaboration with Specular Interactive, which has developed the game engine to power-up Batman™ and leverages leading industry technology provided by Umbra Software .

“We’re thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for this high-adrenaline, new arcade driving game.  In order to fully realize our vision for a dynamic, photorealistic Batman™ experience, we teamed up with Specular and Umbra for their technical expertise.  We couldn’t be more pleased with the Umbra technology and what it has done for our game!” said Andrew Eloff, Vice President for Raw Thrills.

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About Raw Thrills, Inc.

Raw Thrills is a worldwide leader in arcade game development and manufacture. Recent releases include Batman™, Disney/Pixar Cars™, Aliens Armageddon™, and Big Buck HD™.

About Specular Interactive

Specular Interactive, Inc. is a designer & developer of immersive, high-quality video games and other interactive entertainment. Founded in 2007 and based in Orange County, CA, USA, Specular has produced some of the most fun and creative arcade experiences enjoyed by players around the world.

About Umbra Software

Umbra Software Ltd. is a graphics software technology company founded in 2007 and based in Helsinki, Finland. Umbra Software specializes in occlusion culling, visibility and rendering optimization technology and provides middleware for all major console hardware platforms, mobile devices and the PC.   For more on Umbra 3, please visit http://www.umbra3.com.

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 DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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