Arkham Asylum gameplay trailer shows Batman’s sneaky side

Eidos and Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum looks to be heavy on the stealth gameplay from this latest trailer, which could actually be a good thing if it means less creeping up behind deaf guards and more snatching up unsuspecting goons, dropping down elevator shafts and swinging from rafters.

I could do without the clichéd crouching along safety-railed walkways segments — seriously, there have been some amazing breakthroughs in shatterproof glass. It seems rather unnecessary and undignified for the Dark Knight to look like he’s about to panty raid the girl’s dorm, but otherwise the stealth gameplay appears to be on the right track.

Think of Arkham Asylum’s Batman as a burlier, broodier version of Splinter Cell‘s Sam Fisher. With a kinky cosplay fetish.