Rumour – First Batman: Arkham City details emerge from GI

Tuesday, 10th August 2010 14:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

arkham city

That didn’t last too long, did it?

The quickly and aptly-named has gained the first details on its namesake from the latest issue of Game Informer.

The story sees Two-Face trying to assassinate Catwoman to get respect in the criminal underworld while inside Arkham.

As for the whole Arkham Asylum-Arkham City thing itself, Black Rock prison and Arkham itself is “unfit” to hold inmates, so Quincy Sharp, who was running for mayor in the original but isn’t anymore, has bought off a part of the slums and walls it off to create Arkham City.

Hugo Strange will be in charge of Arkham City, according to the mag.

As for gameplay changes, all the gadgets you collected during Arkham Asylum will be available to you at the start of the sequel.

You’ll also have more puzzles, more Riddler challenges, both of which come back from the original, and side missions which are new to the series.

This time around, Batman can counter two attacks instead of just one, and he also has a smoke bomb.

Gangs will also roam about the city, with info collected onto Batman’s criminal database.

Earlier this morning, it emerged a secret area in Arkham Asyum was holding a blueprint and concept art of Arkham City

The Rocksteady sequel was announced last week for a fall 2011 release on PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. LePlatypus

    Cannot wait for this

    #1 4 years ago
  2. JonFE

    It’s a long time till Fall 2011, but I can hardly wait. Batman: AA was a sleeper hit for me last summer and I look forward this sequel.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    All gadgets included in the first game are available from the start.

    ….but for how long :P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mington

    the zip line was awesome! having that all game would be really good

    #4 4 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    I would like a buttom that makes him say “I’m the goddamn Batman!”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. alimokrane

    Game of the year 2011. I called it!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mington

    Press select to say “SWEAR TO ME”

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    It would be much better if you stop reading stuff about it too LePlatypus :) I’m gonna treat this game like MGS games. I don’t want to know anything about it until I have it in my hands playing it.

    Arkhum Asylum was so good because no one really gave it much attention because they thought it would be shit like every other batman game before it. I know that’s what I did. But once I played it without knowing what it was really about it was of the best joys in 2009 for me. (Darksiders too).

    Moral of the story try not to spoil yourself on all the little details so soon. Even if they kept the combat the same (can’t get my damn platinum for nothing :( ) the game is probably still going to be a great contender for GOTY in 2011.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    ZOMG cant wait for this!! :D

    PS: who on earth thought it was a good idea to section off a part of a city for nutcases? How would you control that? O_o

    then again quincy sharp never struck me as the brightest :P

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Detale

    Those last combat challenges still eluding you TEA? I managed to get the hang of those in the end, but struggled with the stealth challenges, so kind of gave up on the platinum trophy.

    They’ve got a lot to live up to, AA was my favourite game of last year behind Uncharted 2.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    /polishes 1000/1000GS medal for Batman AA


    Loved it.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Freeman

    “and side missions which are new to the series.” this means that i’ll be more free roamly than AA which is sooooooo promising, n if it’s big we’ll need some transportation stuff, right Rocksteady ;)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. EscoBlades

    @5: Love it!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    They should have made this no mans land, instead of doing another game based around the arkham storyline. A bit of a let down for me.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Yoshi

    SEXUAL!!!!!!!! I’m sure looking forward to this 1 <3 Rocksteady

    #15 4 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Ive just seen pictures of two face and catwoman and they have nailed two faces look, he looks exactly like he does in the 90s cartoon series.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Boris Fett

    Got a link, Hindle?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. The Hindle


    #18 4 years ago
  19. Boris Fett


    #19 4 years ago
  20. Callum

    Is AA worth picking up? I’ve seen it floating around on PC for in and around £10? I just saved myself a £10er on Halo:Reach pre-order so I got money to burn!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. AHA-Lambda


    #21 4 years ago
  22. LOLshock94

    this was fun until you defeated posion ivy then they game was just meh

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    I just hope there arent any ‘throw batarang at charging enemy, enemy crashes into wall, punch stunned enemy’ moments. The first one had enought of that already.

    #23 4 years ago

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