Batman Arkham City Lockdown has just launched in the New Zealand App Store, meaning we should see the highly anticipated iOS app appear in the U.S. App Store tonight at around 11 p.m.

The application, which allows gamers to play as Batman and fight against numerous adversaries (including the Joker, Two-Face and more), should be available to purchase for around $5.99 once it’s available in the U.S. App Store.

As outlined in the application’s release notes:

The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.

Both the Arkham Asylum and Arkham City console games are incredibly enjoyable and have proved to be popular among XBOX 360 and PS3 fans, suggesting that the iOS title will not disappoint.

Here at AppAdvice, we’re watching the U.S. App Store intently, and will let you know as soon as Batman Arkham City Lockdown is available to purchase and download. In the meantime, Apple fans in New Zealand can purchase the app now. For everyone else, the screenshots below will have to be good enough – for now.