Feral Interactive says the action adventure Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released for the Mac on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with DC Entertainment for game consoles and the PC, Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award-winner. In the game, Batman finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, Arkham Asylum.

The Joker has set a trap for The Dark Knight and has conspired with the deranged inmates to destroy Gotham. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum.

Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Mac will retail in North America for US$39.99. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store. It’s available to pre-order now through Feral’s online store (feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=bmaa) and there is also a mini-site dedicated to the game (feralinteractive.com/bmaa).

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 2 GB RAM, 256 MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.6 or later. The following graphics cards are NOT supported: NVIDIA 7xxx series, ATI 1×00 and Intel GMA series.