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Batman Will Interrogate Suspects In Arkham City

The expectations are crazy high for Batman: Arkham City, but Rocksteady can come through in fine fashion; a few new features will certainly help.

The latest has been detailed in the new issue of PSM3: we're talking about a few new upgrades for the caped crusader's detective vision. Game Director Sefton Hill spoke about the upgrades, which should make solving The Riddler's annoying little puzzles a bit more fun...and a little easier. We say it makes perfect sense; Batman should be able to interrogate suspects. Said Hill:

"As with nearly every area of the game we're enhancing it. One example is the criminal database coupled with the new interrogation mechanic. The Riddler continues to taunt the Dark Knight with mind-bending puzzles and exploration challenges, but the location of his biggest secrets are known only to him and people he's told. Rather than unlocking their locations using maps, Batman will be able to scan a gang of thugs to find a potential informant."

Now, this does a bit more than expand on your options, because it also can have a direct impact on the gameplay. See, you can't just go around mashing buttons, beating on anything that moves without really thinking about it. As Hill pointed out, if Batman needs to question one particular goon, you'll have to find a way to spare him while taking down his buddies. A wee bit more strategy to the combat, yes? Just don't be too liberal with that FreeFlow combo system. Sure, it's wicked fun but remember your mission, you keeper of the peace.

Batman: Arkham City is expected for fall 2011.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City

Tags: batman, batman arkham city, rocksteady studios

9/29/2010 9:19:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (29 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:42:03 PM
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Sounds like a logical addition to me. Go get em Batman, but you're kinda on your own. I got other battles to fight.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:46:12 PM

Did you play the first one? I didn't.....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:41:47 PM

Tried the demo, was pretty neat.

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:52:40 PM
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If we can interrogate similar to the way Batman "interrogated" the Joker in The Dark Knight, I'm all for it!

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:55:20 PM
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I cannot wait for this game any more GIVE ME ARKHAM CITY NOOOOW!( in my Arnold Schwarzenegger voice).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:15:45 PM

I dunno if Arnold Schwarzenegger should be mentioned anywhere near anything Batman :)

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Vitron
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:18:37 PM

I dunno, he can be a villain. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:31:25 PM

yeah, Mr. Freeze *shudders*

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McClane
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:40:46 PM

"YOU'RE NOT SENDING ME TO THE COOLAAA!"

There's your reason why he MUST NOT be mentioned anywhere near this game...

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GuyverLT
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 12:16:49 AM

the batman movie he was in was only good in my opinion cause it made for a great comedy cause everything about that movie was laughable.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:06:16 PM
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Wow, this game is sounding really good. I haven't played the first. But this one I might have to pick up... maybe...




GT5 countdown: almost 32 days, It's getting close I just hope October goes by quickly

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:15:45 PM

Vitron,
Right now, Arnold is a real villian!

That's why the the ECA, over 80 scholars, 12 governors, plus most of Hollywood, & the gaming industry are ALL going to court to try & de-rail his feeble(and un-needed) under-18 violence bill that's coming up.

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FxTales
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:07:38 PM
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@StangMan80 I saw the weather effects video on youtube made my jaw drop.

Nothing beats mgs3 and the fork to the neck threat. "Speak!".

The first one packed a lot of action and this next installment should be good.



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gangan19
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:34:48 PM

yeah i did that to like almost every enemy i bumped into

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godsman
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:11:58 PM
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*crosses finger for PS3 exclusive DLC*

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:19:05 PM
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Ok. THAT'S cool. If they let us have it for $40 like they did the first one I'm a pick this up day one. Hell, I was going to do that even before this news.

Do I set my countdown to 365 days until we get it or is the wait longer?

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Vitron
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:20:30 PM
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Sweet! Now that completes Batman.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:32:02 PM
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But can you hang off of women's fire escapes and peep on them?

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McClane
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:44:58 PM

If you use Detective Mode you'll only get to see bones...

That's not sexy if you ask me...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 2:04:41 AM

Tell that to the guys who like skeletal women.

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booze925
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:03:33 PM
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i only want to hear one thing from batman. its from my favorite scene of the dark knight
WHERE ARE THEY

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McClane
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:46:38 PM
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I guess that was the logical step, if done right like in the MGS series, I'm all for it...

I wonder if there will be a "dog tags trophy" of some kind, would be a nice homage to the MGS series...

BTW:

"Just don't be too liberal with that FreeFlow combo system. Sure, it's wicked fun but remember your mission, you keeper of the peace."

Actually, if you pulled the "Ring Out" move you can kill thugs by throwing them to a bottomless pit...

So much for his "no killing" code...

Last edited by McClane on 9/29/2010 11:48:35 PM

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Snaaaake
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 5:10:03 AM
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Interrogation Batman-style?
Hell yeah!!!

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tridon
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 5:16:31 AM
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The ability to interrogate enemies was one of my most favourite features in The Punisher on the PS2. Of course, an extremely brutal death always followed after they game me the info I needed.

Batman: Arkham Asylum was easily one of the best superhero games ever and I'm incredibly psyched about the sequel. Between this, The Last Guardian, the Team ICO Collection and MGS: Rising, 2011 is looking to be the best year ever for gaming for me personally. :)

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dead_prince
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 10:49:26 AM
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gasp u offended me ima superman fanatic lol na but in all seriousness arkham city is a must have

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NazzyQ
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:47:19 PM
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'I don't know anything! I swear to God!'. 'SWEAR TO ME!'

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NazzyQ
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:47:19 PM
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'I don't know anything! I swear to God!'. 'SWEAR TO ME!'

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GuyverLT
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 5:18:59 PM
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I've been wandering if it would be possible for them to put the costume from Dark Knight into the game as an unlockable costume or something.

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Lemon_Saint
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 2:06:40 AM
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I can't wait for this ... The first Batman was the only game I finished 100% in years. The more I read about 2, the more I get excited.

... crap, my roof just started leaking ....

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