Batman: Arkham City Officially Unveiled, Set For Fall 2011
We've known the sequel has been in the works for a while, but we've always referred to it as "Arkham Asylum 2." ...that's just because we never heard the official title.
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the sequel to be Batman: Arkham City, which will be a direct follow-up to last year's award-winning hit game. This new adventure will allow Batman to break free of the confines of the asylum and patrol the streets, where all sorts of insane enemies flourish, despite a huge amount of security. Now, you won't be running about ala GTA-style; you will be restricted to a certain district in the heart of Gotham City, but at least there should be a bit more in the way of exploration. We'll get a brand new story with an all-star cast of classic characters and your favorite villains, plus "a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight." The developers did very little wrong in Arkham Asylum but there's always room for improvement; as an example, the team admitted that the detective mode in the game was "overpowered" and they plan to tone it down in the sequel.
In development at Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in the fall of 2011.
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8/5/2010 10:23:20 AM Ben Dutka