New Arkham City trailer shows first look at gameplay

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 14:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The first gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham City’s gone live, following news of its release date last week.

The clip shows off the first gameplay footage for the Rocksteady action sequel, first teased nearly a good year-and-a-half ago at the Video Game Awards in 2009.

Get the video below (thanks, Blerk). Batman: Arkham City launches on October 18 in the US and October 21 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. KAP

    Oct 21st couldnt come soon enough….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dralen

    No Sound :S. Thanks IGN.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Hmm… getting no sound here for some reason. But that looks beyond awesome. Can’t wait!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Edit: Oh wait, that’s an old one. Bugger.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Swapping it now.

    On the video, that looks properly swish. Bring the noise, Rocksteady.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve swapped it. Thanks, Blerk.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    No, don’t swap it – it’s not the right one! :-D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    You can kick me now. I won’t fight back.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    *panics, presses buttons*

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    This is why people don’t trust me with anything sharp.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. EscoBlades!/RocksteadyGames/status/47665871501524992

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    After playing first Batman:AA, when i saw this trailer i thought: Dumbed down visuals.

    but thank god it’s a console trailer… PC version was so much better graphically. Especially with 3D. Batman:AA was the reason why i bought good 3D Monitor and Nvidia 3D Vision and i don’t regret since that day and can’t wait for this one.

    I hope that they will improve PhysX which was awesome in Arkham Asylum, but they can do crazy shit with it this time when technology is better.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @12: Shut up.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    It is open city the graphic must be little bit worse then AA.I no doubt game will be awesome on PC…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @13, Grow up, then i will shut up. ok? 17 year old kids…

    @14, “It is open city ”

    and what? GTA 4 is an open city. Looks freakin good on PC and 360 (except for PS3)
    or Mafia II

    + i don’t think so that it’s going to be a sandbox game… I think it will be like Arkham Asylum but with more open space because we can’t have Batmobile in this one.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. KAP

    Theres always someone on the Internet who’ll complain. So funny

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    @15 Well i dont have consoles so i dont how exactly GTA is looking on console, but again they are using Unreal Engine opossit to RAGE engine which is frankly made for open world…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Crysis

    @15, GTA IV looks great on PS3, slightly lower resolution than the 360′s version but it has better shading.
    I won’t argue about Mafia 2 though.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @15: Don’t talk about something you don’t understand. Every 12 year old is way ahead of you. It’s ridiculous. Every single topic that has a multi game you talk about the strengths of the PC, as if we don’t know the obvious. Guess what, water is wet, we knew it all along, you didn’t discover it. It’s as if you’re a broken record. Always repeating yourself.

    I also have a good feeling that your reply to this will – again – show that you’ll miss my point.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    ” Every single topic that has a multi game you talk about the strengths of the PC”

    Troll successfull :D. Oh god, you are so cute. CRY MOAR kid. Please.

    @18, “GTA IV looks great on PS3″

    So great that it is almost unplayable. Great port.
    Ps3 version of RDR was better and still got some issues.

    “I won’t argue about Mafia 2 though.”

    Thats another one.

    Soon it’s LA Noir, alhough they show a lot footage with the PS3. Maybe because it was in development for PS3 from the start.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Maximum Payne

    ^^ But La noire is developed by Team Bondi not from Rockstar different engine…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. NeoSquall

    @20 Please name the issues of PS3 RDR, because I haven’t find any yet and I’ve just landed in Mexico.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    @20: So you admit that you’re a brainless troll and not someone who’s here to discuss like an adult? Just look at your comment, again you miss my point. You know, i have a six year old and even he’s way ahead of you.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    Nobody but fanboys gives a rats about graphics.


    #24 4 years ago
  25. Maximum Payne

    ^^ He only said Batman looked better on PC which is not always case in multiplatform games.Singularity,Saints Row….Gta 4 looked better but so many bugs and glitches…Batman AA on PC was Very Very good port because have Physx from Nvidia and 3D which not all game support(also higher res,AA,better framerate…)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. KL

    @19 Well said!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. spiderLAW

    in other news. I decided to whip out my Half-Life 2 episode 2 copy last night.
    Playin it on 8xAA, 16xFilter, Max settings all around, Vertical Sync, 1920×1080 res, 60FPS. OMG it still looks so good. lol

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    I don’t know what all this PC love’s about. I love my PC to bits, but I can’t even play Bioshock on it. What’s that about?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. KAP

    I’m on my iPhone, anyone got a link to this trailer on YouTube? Thanx in advance.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Maximum Payne

    ^^ they are going to make new clip this one have no sound…
    @28 Yea i cant play God of War 3 on my PS2 for some reason :(

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @24, “Nobody but fanboys gives a rats about graphics.


    Idiot. People who care about graphics, care about everything else and about the product especially.Idon’t want to spend my money on the product that has not the best performace, graphics and etc. Like battlefield 3 where 64 players, mouse and keyboard and best graphics on PC only. So GTFO.
    If some version is better i will buy it. Ps3, PC or PSP… Does not matter.

    @Spider, “in other news. I decided to whip out my Half-Life 2 episode 2 copy last night.

    It looks so damn good even if it is old.

    @YoungZer0, “So you admit that you’re a brainless troll and not someone who’s here to discuss like an adult?”

    you completely missed the point as always. I will always respond to 17-18 child like you. You are hillarious. I can’t speak properly with people who are offended by my comments.

    Ow… poor little Zero. :3

    @Maximum Payne, “^^ But La noire is developed by Team Bondi not from Rockstar different engine…”

    yeah, you are right. Can’t argue with that.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. YoungZer0

    @31: You can’t speak properly, that’s for sure. I don’t know from what cave you came from, but here in the civilization, we talk properly.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Zurtech

    Personally I think it looks super-freak-a-leaking awesome! ^_^

    #33 4 years ago
  34. triggerhappy686

    cool trailer, I don’t like the way cat woman looks though, that outfit is pretty shit, and that line about how she likes the danger…. made me pft..

    The music was a bit unexpected but I liked it, looking forward to this.

    PC for sure because im a fecking graphics ‘fanboy’ :s

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Bond James Bond


    You have a shit PC. Buy a new one!!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Gigabomber

    Hope they bring some of those awesome PC physics to the consoles this time.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Moonwalker1982

    Hey Erthazus, really?

    So PC graphics are actually better than console games? Now THAT is a new one man, i absolutely didn’t know that yet. Sometimes i wonder if you don’t get tired of yourself, i think we all know damn well how anti-console you are and that you find PC the best thing ever since sliced bread, all fine and dandy but no reason to keep saying it.

    I wonder why you always find that nessecary.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. spiderLAW

    For thrills, excitement and entertainment :)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. DarkElfa

    We’re seeing what we always see around this time in a console’s life Erthazus. When they first launch, they can easily compete with PC’s because they’re using current gen tech with games taking full advantage of the hardware and as the years tick by, the PC becomes more powerful and the console stays the same. So its no surprise that this far into the console’s life, the PC obviously has better graphics than a console thats 3-5 years old.

    Wait until the next gen of consoles and the whole damn thing will begin again.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. monkeygourmet


    Stop trolling for christs sake, you’re almost worse than back-up. At least he was obviously trolling…

    What is the point of stating the obvious time and time again, you are wasting your time.

    How and why would a 4 plus year old console look as good as new tech that costs 3 to 4 times as much?! Such a obvious and foolish statement…

    Go enjoy your PC, let everyone else enjoy gaming on their consoles you elitist gimp.

    Don’t reply saying you own all the consoles, what does it matter if your always whining about them..?

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    I need to troll a bit more, because it is hillarious how much people are offended or sensitive and insulted by my comments.

    When i’m saying that Pc version have AA, console fanboys are insulted by that. Hey, don’t want to be insulted?

    there are two options:

    1) Ignore
    2) Buy a PC

    #41 4 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    When will you learn that comparing a Ferrari to a BMW/Honda Civic is really futile. Consoles can’t upgrade and if you couldn’t buy new equipment for your PC after 2004/5 you’d be in the same boat along with console users.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DeathJynx

    @42 correction. The consoles would continuously be optimized where as his pc would see almost no gains with future titles compared to its console version.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. spiderLAW


    #44 4 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    True #43 but I’m wondering if its ever possible for a dev to work so hard and optimize code so good for a console architecture that they could max out a console from launch or within a year or two from launch. That would be crazy but I know its damn near impossible.

    The kid just needs to know that his comparisons with the platforms are just as silly as comparing a high schooler going up grade levels every year to a college grad with a masters. Sure the high schooler maybe be able to out sleek the college grad in some things but overall who’s making the money and can pull more shots.

    Its evident Erthuzus doesn’t know his ass from his mother’s face so stop entertaining the little fucker. Lets see what he does after weeks of not being replied to. Just don’t mention or reply to him. Then he’ll stop being so argumentative for the sake of being. FIRST PERSON TO REPLY BACK TO HIM SHOULD GET BANNED! HOW ABOUT THAT FOR A LITTLE INSPIRATION :D

    #45 4 years ago
  46. MegaGeek1

    @ Erth,

    Please, I beg you, take your Logitech G19 gaming keyboard and smash it over your head, repeatedly, until the keys dislodge and you can no longer type on these threads anymore.

    You are so ridiculously predictable. Its to the point that I would wager your a sadist who revels in being hated.

    Does anyone else think this guy is Anvi Yerli? With his terrible grasp of the english language and obvious agenda to shill expensive PC components and anything Crytek, it couldn’t be anyone else.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. ManuOtaku

    You know what we should do in order to avoid this fights for the best graphics thing, every gamer should own a 19″ inch tv, like we used to, when arcades were in here heyday and when the NES sega genesis came, thats the size recommend it also on the console manufactures manuals (small screen sizes in order to avoid seizures and the likes), so we will be seing the same kind of graphics no matter which console and PC we do own, at that size all the graphics will look mostly the same.

    I miss those days, they were easy, the only discussion was, sonic was better than mario, or bandicoot was cooler and vice-versa. now we are getting to each other throats, like if videogamers were not niche enough.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @31 “Blah blah blah PC’s are great blah blah blah you’re all stupid blah blah blah blah.”

    Not really my point. You were complaining about the graphics in your original post. Nobody gives a shit about fancy PC graphics.

    All they do is make games more expensive to produce, and that’s the last thing this industry needs right now.

    @45 “Its evident Erthuzus doesn’t know his ass from his mother’s face so stop entertaining the little fucker.”

    Funny, I can think of at least a decent people whose said the exact same thing about everything you post. You’re literally are *the* last person on this website to preach to anyone about that.

    @47 Amen. Well said.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    @46, “Please, I beg you”

    me too, i beg you to delete yourself and never come back to the internet again.

    “Does anyone else think this guy is Anvi Yerli?”

    OH SHI, i’m being disposed! Oh no… nonononono :D

    @Ireland, “Nobody gives a shit about fancy PC graphics.”

    Nobody? Oh yeah… You are right espeically when there is a Killzone, Uncharted or Crysis thread. No one is talking about visuals.

    If you don’t care, you should stop playing xbox 360, Ps3 with your dildo and Wii and get back and stay with the old games.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. spiderLAW

    Come on man, really…wtf…he wasnt talking directly to you so why must you follow in with that horse shit. I dont want to believe what Kerplunk said about you but come on man, you are making it difficult.

    Dont reply to the above. Ignore it. Lets not turn this into another long thread of bashing.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Gekidami

    What was Shatner banned for again? Constantly derailing threads, wasnt it?

    What happened to that rule?

    #51 4 years ago
  52. spiderLAW

    @49 Exposed*….disposed means to throw away, toss out rubbish.

    and stop agrivating Erthazus. If you already see 1 or 2 comments targeting him, dont you think thats enough already?

    #52 4 years ago
  53. viralshag

    Trying to get back to what this thread is about:

    The game looks great. Catwoman not so much. The double take-downs look fun.

    #53 4 years ago

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