PS3 News: Arkham City Details: Bat Signal And Upgraded Combat - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Arkham City Details: Bat Signal And Upgraded Combat

Some have complained that Arkham City won't feature a drastically bigger world in comparison to Arkham Asylum.

But you shouldn't pass judgment so soon, especially when you recall the greatness of the first game, and remember that developer Rocksteady Studios is capable of delivering another masterpiece. You will undoubtedly appreciate the new features and more have recently come to light. The first - and perhaps our favorite, simply for historic and atmospheric reasons - is the Bat Signal. The famous signal will mark your next mission and although the world may not be GTA gigantic, you'll still have to battle plenty of freakish escapees en route to most any mission. Occasionally, you'll need to reach the location of the Bat Signal within a certain time limit, and that's when the baddies will become even more numerous and challenging. Thankfully, we'll have the benefit of an upgraded combat mechanic, which will allow you to take down multiple enemies at once (we'll even be able to use some nifty gadgets during fighting).

If things get too hot on the streets, though, you can simply use your handy-dandy grappling hook and lift yourself out of trouble. Hence, you don't have to beat down everyone you see; at times, it may be a much better idea to circumvent the wackos. We just can't wait for Arkham City...and it's too bad we have no choice, as it won't arrive until fall of 2011.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City

Tags: batman arkham city, batman sequel, batman details

10/12/2010 10:25:36 AM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (20 posts)

maxpontiac
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:45:59 AM
Reply

Looking forward to this game, and the game play the Bat Signal represents.

Last edited by maxpontiac on 10/12/2010 10:46:51 AM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

chedison
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:47:16 AM
Reply

This sounds great. Looks like I have a year to play the first one :P.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Kiryu
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:57:52 AM
Reply

I loved the first game i still keep playing it,
it had so much replay value with so much riddles and the Spirit of arkham mystery.The second one is going to be an interesting story i can already see with awesome new gameplay.I hope i can drive bat mobile or bat jet.Taking down two thugs at once its going to be awesome!

Last edited by Kiryu on 10/12/2010 10:58:06 AM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sunspider13
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:46:22 PM

Same here, I just need 4 more trophies to get a platinum.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ergi
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:05:04 AM
Reply

I'm really excited for this game, i'm glad they upgraded the combat system. Hopefully it has a bit mroe depth than the first.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

spiderboi
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:09:24 AM
Reply

I'm not one to complain if its not a sandbox style even if its Gotham City. That didn't detriment one bit to the whole AA experience. Fun stuff!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:53:08 AM
Reply

*look up in the sky batman its the bat Signal*
this well get old fast.

anyways I can't wait i enjoyed Batman Arkham Asylum just as much i'm enjoying Spider-Man now. Its about darn time we get some good superhero games. Now all we need Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and a new X-Man game and we will be sit.

Last edited by n/a on 10/12/2010 11:58:18 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Kiryu
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:59:09 AM

Is the new spiderman game good?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 12:10:23 PM

@Kiryu: Well to me its good i'm working on the normal play through and really enjoying it. some of the SpiderMan Noir missions almost got a Batman feel to when you turn on the spidervison. so i highly recommend it if u are into superhero games. feel free to add me on PSN if u want more info. my ID is infamousgodV2_0

Last edited by n/a on 10/12/2010 12:13:51 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 12:14:35 PM
Reply

I'm not particularly fond of being timed in my games. It reminds me too much of racing games. Still, I'm sure Rocksteady knows what it's doing.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 12:45:57 PM
Reply

So, Arkham City will be free-roam? I've been assuming that it'll have free-roam elements but will still be linear like the first. Hmm, Ok. I just hope that it won't be overly difficult to spot the bat signal, or find your way to the source of it. Also, upgraded combat system is good.
Peace.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

McClane
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:49:15 PM

A big signal in the sky that looks like a bat??? Hard to miss, don't you think??

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

GuyverLT
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:25:47 PM
Reply

I hate waiting I want it now.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sunspider13
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:49:58 PM
Reply

Holy nightlight Batman! I get more excited about this game the more I hear about it. Next fall is so far away.

It's good to hear that rocksteady is not going to sit on their on their butts and really put their all into Arkham City. Looking forward to it guys.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:51:28 PM
Reply

Sounds like they want to borrow a tad from inFamous.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

McClane
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:53:32 PM
Reply

It's good to hear the combat system is upgraded but I think it's a bit overkill...

AA's system is devastating, you could easily take out at least 10 guys using your fists and skills....

OFF TOPIC: Did you know that Arkham's city plans are hidden in AA in a secret room??? Couldn't believe it until I saw them...

Rocksteady hid an impressive easter egg with that one...

Last edited by McClane on 10/12/2010 2:54:47 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:17:57 AM
Reply

who cares how big the world is?
all i want is cool characters, more gadgets, better detective mode, more stealth missions, and a deeper combo system.
beating enemies in AA was fun, but it was too much of a button masher, they need to add in heaps of combos.
instead of a 2 button press affair.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

McClane
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 1:38:51 PM

Button masher?? Hardly at all...

You needed to use your wits and reflexes in order to build a combo, maybe you need to play it again...

You ever heard of a 100+ combo?? It's not exactly just button-mashing...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 8:14:36 AM

getting 100 hits does not make it a combo.
a combo is stringing together different types of moves, something AA felt like it never did.
CLOS is exactly the same, you feel like your constantly doing the same move over and over again no matter which combination of buttons you push.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

McClane
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 12:48:34 PM

Dude, you ever heard of the Freeflow Perfection trophy? In order to achieve it, you have to master ALL of Batman's moves...

If you master all moves, it's hardly a "button masher" game, try to apply it in combat, then come back and tell me all you did was pushing buttons...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

The PS4 exclusive(s) reveal in December will be...
MEGATON! Biggest thing evah!
Pretty great, but not mind-blowing.
Something decent but that's it.
A waste of hype.

Previous Poll Results