Warner Home Video have announced that Batman: Assault On Arkham — a new animated movie inspired by the video games Batman: Arkahm Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight — will be released on DVD, as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, and digitally on August 12th.
Set between the events of Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum, Batman: Assault On Arkham, at least according to the press release, finds “Gotham…in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees The Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.”
Directed by Jay Oliva (Justice League: War) and Ethan Spaulding (Son of Batman), and written by Heath Corson (Justice League: War), Batman: Arkham Assault has Kevin Conroy doing Batman’s voice like he did in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, and will in Arkham Knight, while Troy Baker will play The Joker, as he did in Arkham Origins.
The cast of Batman: Assault On Arkham also includes Neal McDonough from Justified as Deadshot, The Shield‘s CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis from 24 as Captain Boomerang, Criminal Minds’ Matthew Gray Gubler as The Riddler, Giancarlo Esposition from Breaking Bad as Black Spider.
Along with the movie, the Batman: Assault On Arkham DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will also include “Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind The Asylum,” a featurette on Arkham Asylum, a second featurette on Harley called “The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn,” a look at the as0yetunannounced next DCU animated movie, and four relevant episodes from the DC Comics Vault.
Batman: Assault On Arkham is currently available for pre-ordering from Amazon, with the DVD listed for $17.98, and the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack for $22.48.