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A new Batman AR game is in development from Warner Bros.

Available to download in Italy on iOS devices

A new Batman AR game is in development from Warner Bros.

A new Batman game looks to be in development from Warner Bros. for the mobile platform.

The augmented reality mobile experience - currently known as "DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition" - has begun testing in Italy.

The game will grant access to 10 AR missions, 10 Batman-themed mini-games, eight AR face filters, 10 sticker packs and five exclusive digital comics. There will also be video content featuring numerous Gotham City characters.

As part of the AR missions, players will join the 'Knightwatch' and take part in an original Batman adventure, including encounters with the Joker, Mr. Freeze and the Riddler.

A few examples of the mini-games set to feature were detailed as well, such as an endless driving game where you control the Batmobile and try to avoid obstacles and enemies for as long as possible. Another includes taking down as many targets with a Batarang as you can, while a third involves the grappling hook being used to overcome obstacles and survive in an endless runner-like experience.

The comics will detail how the new 'Knightwatch' program was created and will follow the Dark Knight's adventures throughout the game. 

Better than WayneTech

"The perfect Batman mobile experience! Batman is famous for the advanced technologies he uses to protect Gotham City, but he's always been shrouded in mystery ... until now!" reads the app description.

"Thanks to 'DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition' you will be able to join the Knightwatch and immerse yourself in the universe of Batman, learning how to use his Bat-devices to fight crime and defend Gotham City from the Joker, Mr. Freeze and the Riddler.

"This one of a kind augmented reality app is the perfect Batman themed mobile experience for kids."

DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition is currently available to download on iOS devices in Italy. No details of a release date or global rollout were noted. 

PocketGamer.biz has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.

Image credit: Warner Bros.

The most recent appearance of Batman on mobile came in the form of Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within back in August 2017. 

On the other hand, Warner Bros. has kept busy with several other licenses on the platform. Most recently, it was revealed that Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells has stormed its way to almost $40 million in revenue.

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Matthew Forde is the deputy editor at PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @MattForde64 talking about stats, data and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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