A New Game Plus option will allow fans to make use of the full arsenal of Batman: Arkham City’s gadgets on second playthrough – but that doesn’t make things easier.
“When you finish the main story mode, you can then restart that with all of the gadgets and all of the upgrades you got in that first playthrough,” Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn told GameTrailers at PAX.
“But you’re going to need them in the second playthrough because all of the enemy configurations have changed. All of the assistance you get in combat with those blue lightning bolts coming up against guys who are about to hit you, they’re gone. So you have to read their animations coming in.
“That’s why we really wanted to drive home the replayability with Batman: Arkham City – taking those gadgets back into the streets, delivering justice a second time around. Really asking, ‘Are you the Dark Knight? Have you got what it takes?'”
Batman: Arkham City is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October, with a Wii U version possibly to follow.