More Arkham City Details Surface
The British arm of OPM has apparently laid eyes on a Rocksteady demo of Batman: Arkham City. ...and now we hate OPM UK.
Oh all right, it's jealousy. But at least we benefit; VG247 gives us the highlights of that big magazine blowout. In the hotly anticipated sequel, Gotham mayor Quincy Sharp has basically quarantined a part of the city; inside the fence, the criminals can do as they please, but they can't leave. You know, sorta like an outside jail. That fenced-off area is the size of Arkham Asylum, if you're wondering, but everyone is a little concerned that the nutjobs inside that fence will spill over... Batman is out patrolling, through, and the setting is described as "a mix of Tim Burton's original "Batman" movie and a touch of "Escape from New York." ...yeah? Kurt Russell cameo?
Some may be disappointed in the aforementioned size, but the developers promise that "every nook and cranny has a story." Rocksteady wouldn't say if they were including any vehicles; merely stating they'll "cover that at a later date." Maybe the biggest addition is Batman's ability to fly; well, not exactly "fly," but he can certainly stay in the air a long time with the new Grapple Boost. Batman will be able to "run across rooftops, blend in, run while grappling, slide underneath objects, and jump between objects." The basic fighting is pretty much the same, but with a few nifty new skills and abilities that we can't wait to try.
You will have to use your brain, though, as the designers say they want to focus more on "forensics;" you'll have to "solve crimes with multiple bits of evidence." And lastly, they do show one mission where Batman actually has to rescue Catwoman, who has been abducted by Two-Face, and they're hinting that Catwoman might be a playable, co-op character. How cool would that be?
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City
9/21/2010 10:57:22 AM Ben Dutka