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Arkham Asylum 2 Confirmed, More Villains Await

If you didn't watch the Spike TV Video Game Awards, you missed the debut trailer for the freshly announced Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. The game was mostly shut out - although developer Rocksteady Studios won Studio of the Year - but the original gem clearly warrants a sequel.

Not long afterward, Geoff Keighley posted an update on his Twitter page, asking if anyone just so happened to catch signs of the new villains Rocksteady will feature in the second effort. Well, Ripten really broke it down, analyzing the video in detail and, with the help of a few readers, may have pinned down the newcomers. First of all, we know that both the Joker and Harley will return but in addition, there's a good chance we'll see The Penguin, Two Face, Catwoman, and Black Mask. The clue for Penguin involves what appears to be the word "Iceberg" on a building (referring to the Iceberg Lounge, property of the villain in question). Then there's lettering on a wall that spells "Sionis," and the true Batman aficionados will know that Black Mask's real name is Roman Sionis. The third clue is a "We Want You"-like poster that appears to boast a coin-flipping character with a messed up face...obviously, an indication of Two Face's involvement. Last but not least, there's the possibility of Catwoman, as you will spot a black cat lurking on a fire escape. Readers have brought other possible villains into the limelight, including Shadow Thief, so feel free to read through and watch the trailer yourself; you might be able to spot something new.

But anyway, we're just psyched that Arkham Asylum 2 is on the way, because I think we can all agree that the first title was the single best superhero video game ever. Right?

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum 2

12/13/2009 9:14:55 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (41 posts)

djbool
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 9:45:13 PM
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Oh sweet. I'm the first to comment. Nice and I will definitely be going to check out that trailer ASAP

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:39:18 PM

Everybody gets one.

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Qubex
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:54:02 PM

World, I gotta do it one time too... just for the fun of it... been on here so long that I am bursting to do it... so wait for my first posting comment; it will be a Q moment to remember!

Q!

"i am home"

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Kowhoho
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:02:43 PM

Sorry to clog the comments with this, but hey Q, I still don't know why you put a Q and then "I am home" at the end of your messages. Someone else mentioned it awhile ago and I don't remember you answering.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:26:02 PM

I laugh when I think of noobs trying to figure out what I'm talking about, inside joke and all. I'll keep an eyeball out. Honestly, I've wanted to do it too ;)

And well kowho Qubex was reeeaaaly waiting for HOME to debut back in the day.

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JofaMang
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:11:04 AM

Is Bool a Stephen King Reference?

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LowKey
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:07:41 AM

I haven't done it yet world, do I still get one? lol

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:41:17 AM

spiderman says no..

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DaNgerSteVe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 9:57:15 PM
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looks like another game to rent, batman was to short

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Doosharm
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:08:36 PM

I don't think it was any shorter than the average action/ adventure game these days and the gameplay and overall quality was way better than average.

These guys will get my money again for sure.

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:02:26 PM
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Nice. Loved the first one. Would be nice if they used another engine.

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johnld
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:31:22 PM

i dont mind if it used the same engine. i only wished it will have a lot more replayability after beating the story and not just challenge rooms.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:30:53 PM
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Are they actually calling it Arkham Asylum 2? Is it going to be in the Asylum again? Hopefully just a working title.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:40:03 PM

yeah, I mean I know they want it to be like AA in its quality but they need to branch out.

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LowKey
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:17:47 AM

I did a survey last year, It was aboot "a new game idea" The idea was to have a whole city that was destrucible, by either you or bad guys. I know lemme finnish. Each building that is destroyed has an impact on stocks in "your company" and in turn has an effect on your progress. There is alot more to the game than that, but I'm using my DS3 to type. The last thing is, that they showed a picture of batman throughout the whole survey. Hopefully this will be part of the next batman game.

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Buckeyestar
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:56:03 AM

Obviously you missed the part where the Arkham inmates were running amok in Gotham City. It looks like you won't be at the Asylum this time around.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:41:08 PM
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Well I only played the demo for AA and loved it, but I have to wait for the price to lower because I'm way busy with other stuff right now and well quality or no it is a multiplat.

I'm sure Rocksteady can kick it up a notch. And yeah, bring on more sexy supervillains and stuff.

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:44:02 PM

This was the only multiplat I didn't regret paying $60 for this gen. Well worth it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:26:31 PM

I don't doubt that it is, but ya can't play em all "off the bat" get it?

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:48:32 PM

Ha!

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G-WiZ199
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:46:02 PM
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Def looking forward to this. All I ask is for the RockSteady crew to allow players to use the Batmobile/Batplane to traverse the city. Using the grappling hook to travel across rooftops would be pretty dope as well.

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Superman915
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:48:09 PM
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First day buy for sure.

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Qubex
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:54:58 PM
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Played the demo but never got into it :(

Q!

"i am home"

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OtisFeelgood
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:15:00 PM
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Nice! Day 1 buy for me!

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just2skillf00l
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:26:55 AM
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Wow! To have already have figured out this many villains are in a unreleased game...well...well...I'd call that criminal!

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Larsperson
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:01:12 AM
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I still haven't played Arkham Asylum. Its been on my to do list for so long now. Have read nothing but positive things about it. Will grab a copy and spend my week off over christmas finally giving it the attention it seems to deserve.

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godsman
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:13:51 AM
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I'm surprised Catwoman and Two-Face didn't show up on the first game. They are classic characters with lots of personality.

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:52:33 PM

Gotta save some for the sequels of course.

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___________
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:15:58 AM
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nice.
i really hope they bring back the voice of the joker, i thought he had retired now.
no one can imitate the master.
i would go off my freaking mind if this was a open world game.
imagine a batman game, but open world like GTA set in gotham city.
o great, i need to go change now.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 3:31:55 AM
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Well that is just some great news. Was there any hint at when it might come? As for the "analysts," all I gotta say is "well done." Where would we be without them?

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Buckeyestar
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 8:16:41 AM
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REALLY looking forward to this! The first game is stellar and I am looking forward to playing through again over the holidays, along with Uncharted 2. I was concerned about them calling it Arkham Asylum 2, but to me it looks like the name only and that it will take place in Gotham rather than the Asylum. It appears from the trailer that the inmates may have been set loose on Gotham and Batman has to round them up.

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Titch1794
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:49:58 PM
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Yep, nicely deciphered by the analysts. I was pretty sure Two-Face was going to be in a sequel because Batman is called to a Gotham city bank 'cause of Two-Face. I also imagined Killer Croc was going to return because he shows up in the ending of Batman: AA. What a class game.

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:07:37 PM

@ Titch179, there were 3 different endings. Bane,scarecrow,and Killer Croc.

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Mista
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:50:35 PM
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I still never beat the original yet. Had it on my modded 360 and still waitin on a new hack to make sure I don't get banned. Plan on buying it for PS3 ne ways for the Joker but waitin to get it as a Xmas present. Spending my cash this week on RnC:ACiT and Dragons Age baby!

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BlackBriar
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 3:07:33 PM
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The Game is Awesome! I want to see what kind of villains are in the game. Hopefully we see The Riddler

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:55:45 PM

I want to see Clayface.

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:05:30 PM
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WOOOOOO I can't wait for this. I hope theres at least A LITTLE Robin action.

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:53:28 AM

That sounds so dirty...

Frankly don't care for any Batman pals showing up. Batman has always really been about the villains. From the trailer we're obviously expecting to see Joker, Harley Q, and Two-Face. Can't wait to see who else will be making a major appearance.

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:08:40 PM
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Oh and I hope they get Kevin & Mark to do the voices for just one more time

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:56:50 PM

Yes they both have signed to come back and do voices. And Arleen Sorkin will be back as Harley.

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fatelementality
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:58:02 PM
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*#&$ me blind

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