Batman: Arkham City Escape is a board game

The Batman: Arkham franchise has spawned two excellent console games and a surprisingly decent mobile spin-off. Can its magic translate into yet another medium: the board game? Arkham City Escape is a two player board game that "pits Batman against all of his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham." One player plays as Batman while the other player controls all the villains. "There are 40 of Batman's enemies available to play, each with exclusive special abilities, all trying to escape the clutches of the Dark Knight by taking hostages and fleeing Arkham," Cryptozoic Entertainment explains. "Batman will use special gadgets from his Utility Belt and randomly placed gargoyles to make his way across the board, save his iconic allies and stop Arkham's villains," the game's official site adds (via Joystiq). A single playthrough will take about 30-45 minutes. Escape is planned for a Q2 release, with a MSRP of $45.

Play as Batman? Or the rogues?