From the opening cinematics, players find themselves engulfed in Batman's world; the beginning of an episodic adventure of darkness, danger and deception. In the midst of one of The Joker's twisted schemes, during a struggle with Batman, The Joker falls from a bridge to his death. Crime sweeps Gotham City, as the likes of Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, and other notorious villains step up to fill The Joker's evil shoes. As players investigate the 22 maps (19 playable) they soon come to realize that nothing is as it seems, and the fate of Gotham City, lay in the balance.
Following a linear gameplay, players are immediately and deeply entrenched in an intricate, action-filled mystery. To uncover the plot against Batman, players must exploit every skill, device and technology in the Batman arsenal. Gamers utilize masterful martial arts moves to keep The Jokers' henchmen at bay, grappling hooks to explore the hidden nooks of Mr. Freeze's chemical plant. Additionally, players can race the streets and airways of Gotham in the Batmobile and Batplane, or free fall from buildings with the aid of an armor-enhanced cape. Collecting clues to unravel the plot at hand, players' piece together intricate mysteries, always on the alert for thugs, traps and treachery.
Within the larger story, the game is divided into five episodes, which set up the goals for the next installment, often beginning with 3D rendered AVI. Containing more than 30 minutes of Real-Time Cinematics, Batman alone boasts nearly 500 unique animations. Players explore expertly rendered 3D environments that perfectly depict the dark world of Gotham. The beautifully hand drawn characters reflect the individual's unique personalities; Poison Ivy's seductive insanity, Mr. Freeze's chilling brand of evil, even
Batman's cape was created as an independent character, reacting to movements via it's own AI. Featuring Dolby surround sound and specially recorded voice-talent, with Mark Hamill as The Joker, Batman: Vengeance immerses his fans in a darkly beautiful, interactive expansion of the animated series.