Play as Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 16:43 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Gamespot’s carrying an updated preview of Batman: Arkham City, which confirms Catwoman  as a playable character in the game.

Confirmation came from Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn, who also explained in the interview why the team chose to make everyone’s favorite vixen playable.

“With Catwoman we get a brilliant character who will allow gamers to indulge in a darker side,” he said. “With Catwoman, you can take a walk on the wild side and take a break from being the defender of Gotham.”

Catwoman features her own combat system, gadgetry, and navigational techniques.  Players will also be able to level-up her armor and abilities, just like with Batman.

You can catch the new interview over at Gamespot and watch the video with Catwoman below.

Arkham City releases on October 18 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



  1. noherczeg

    WOW :O

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 – I agree 100%! *awesome!*

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB


    #3 4 years ago
  4. Edo

    That guy who’s being dragged at 0.32 is definitely not some random dude.Maybe Firefly or Ratcatcher?!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    #5 4 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    Looks awesome.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    This better be optional though. I personally don’t like it much to play as Catwoman. I hope this is just for challenge mode.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KrazyKraut


    #8 4 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    As good as this sound, and for me is great, why not make a game for catwoman instead of this, that way we end up having two great franchises IMO

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    Joker was playable in the previous one as well, but only in Challenge mode. I hope that’s the same with Arkham City, Batman is Batman…and you shouldn’t play as someone else.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DSB

    @9 Oh for sure. They should acquire a sister studio and release a new title annually.

    Oh, no I di’unt!

    Really though, more is not better. Just be happy you get a licensed action game that actually rocks. Don’t tempt fate :P

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    I hope they’ll give a better explanation soon on this. It would be amazing actually if there’s two different campaigns for each, that i would like. But not if i’m playing as Bats and all of the sudden i must play as her.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YodaJokerBacon

    I hope there’s a sex scene. I wanna see Batman and Catwoman fuck.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    @13 I think you just need to have a nice long wank and you’ll get over it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    this is interesting.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. minxamo

    Rocksteady are fucking awesome.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NeoSquall

    @3 DAT ASS.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. onlineatron

    Is there ‘play through the whole game as’ deal, or will it be certain sections of the campaign, or even Joker-esque in that you can only play her in the challenge rooms?


    #18 4 years ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    # 11 i guess you are right, but i didnt mean they need to become activision :p, i mean that rocksteady finish this game and then make a new franchise for catwoman, but like you said maybe is best this way and lets not tempt fate 8D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Curious to hear how they’re going to do this. Hopefully it’s not just a tacked on curiosity, it could be really cool to be a bit “less good”.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. albo88

    every day this game get way more impressive

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Moonwalker1982

    I read Gamespot’s new hands on, here’s how it will go down.

    Rocksteady’s been holding back one pretty big reason fans should be fiending for the game: playable Catwoman. And, to be clear, this isn’t “playable” in a special side mode like The Joker was in Arkham Asylum, this is “playable in the story” playable. We got an overview of this and a host of other new content at our sneak peek which even included some hands on time.

    Playing as Catwoman wound up being a bit more brief than we would have liked as her playable portion in the work in progress version of the game was just a brief fight with thugs in a room.

    As he wrapped up the demo, Ginn shared a few more details on what to expect from Catwoman in the game. Her narrative will only make up about 10 percent of the whole game which will amount to only a handful of switches to her for the story. However you’ll want to invest some time with her and engaging in unique side missions to earn experience to level her up as well as collect those Riddler trophies.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Dralen

    Brilliant! Love the voice actress who’s playing her. This game is looking fantastic.

    #23 4 years ago

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