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Rocksteady On Batman: New Gadgets, Navigation Focus

With one of the year's most anticipated games merely days away, Batman: Arkham City developers have taken the time to answer some fan questions over at the European PlayStation Blog.

First, they tackle the upgrades and additions. When asked if there will be more upgrades in Arkham City, the answer was simple: yes. While Arkham Asylum had 20 upgrades, the sequel has 33, and game director Sefton Hill adds that there "a lot of ways to develop your skills." As for gadgets, you will start with all the gadgets you earned in the first title, and the developers have tossed in four new ones. So while you'll start with stuff like the Batarang and Explosive Gel, you'll experiment with new gadgets like the Remote Electrical Charge (REC) and the Freeze Blast.

But one of the more interesting responses came when Rocksteady was asked- "What are the biggest refinements you've made to Batman's controls, gameplay mechanics, and overall "feel" since Arkham Asylum?"

"The biggest thing we’ve focused on is his navigation and his ability to get around Gotham City, making that as exciting and fun as possible. The game is much bigger, a larger expanse but also much more vertical. We worked a lot on the glide system; when you’re gliding you can pull R2 to throw Batman into a dive. And as you hurdle towards the ground you can build momentum to propel you around the city. You can also get a grapple boost upgrade that boosts you off ledges and rooftops. And you can combine these two moves, the dive and grapple boost, to get around Gotham City without even touching the ground, if you get good enough.

What’s really nice is that you have to constantly be evaluating your surroundings like Batman would: where to dive, where to move as you weave through back alleyways and over the tops of buildings. It gives you the feel of being Batman in Gotham City. We wanted to live up to that promise."

Does anyone else feel all tingly inside?

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City

Tags: batman arkham city, rocksteady, batman sequel

10/14/2011 10:43:31 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

Jdogtoocool
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 10:54:48 AM
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The first one was a surprisingly good game so let's see if they are able to capitalize on tge sequel and surprise us again

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FM23
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:22:14 AM
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Hell Yes I'm excited...BAC is the game I want the most this year!

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darxed
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:27:24 AM
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I just saw the new trailer. I feel all tingly inside too.

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TrophyHunter
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:42:32 AM
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Definitely one of the biggest games this year, the best months for gamers are getting closer!!!

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PS3addict
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:09:43 PM
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reviews are pouring in and 8.5 is the lowest score yet. Looks promising! I am so there on Midnight Monday....

Last edited by PS3addict on 10/14/2011 12:14:06 PM

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johnld
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 6:22:50 PM

uncharted 3 got a 9.9 review score somewhere and kotaku, the way they are, decided to put their own flavor to that story in their article.

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AshT
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:37:17 PM
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I can't wait to get my hands on my pre-order, so far the review are looking awesome

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McLovin519
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:59:12 PM
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This game is going to be awesome!

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mk ultra
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 2:45:49 PM
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the first was my GoTY for 2009. I really can't wait for this.

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Oxvial
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 4:13:38 PM
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The reviews are out there....GOTY contender.

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mk ultra
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 5:14:06 PM

Yeah, I knew it would pull some high scores but the number of perfect scores it's getting is impressive. Tuesday just got further away.

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johnld
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 6:05:05 PM
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i didnt get to participate in the batman online pass debate a while back so i'm writing it here. This is what the online pass was intended to do. Gamestop actually made a deal with warner bros., the people publishing batman arkham city, so that they could give out catwoman dlc codes to used game buyers. people buy new gets the catwoman code, people buy used from gamestop gets the code as well, developers/publishers get a piece of the pie as well because of this deal. result is everyone is happy. This online pass wasnt meant to punish gamers, its about the used game market. on this subject, i have to applaud gamestops decision even though this is what should happen in the first place.

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frylock25
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 4:23:23 AM

yea the only ones that lose out are the people that for whatever reason dont have their ps3 online.

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bluedarrk
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 9:59:49 PM
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tell me rocksteady couldn't do a badass teenage mutant ninja turtles

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Lairfan
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 5:26:13 PM
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I am incredibly intrigued by that Freeze Blast.

And for that matter, I can't wait to play what is certainly going to be an automatic GotY contender.

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