Batman: Arkham City Official Discussion Thread

August 05, 2010 @ 10:01:08
Batman: Arkham City Coming 2011

Originally posted by Inactive User
Warner Bros. today confirmed the title and release window for the next Batman videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios. It's called Batman: Arkham City and it's coming next fall to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

As the title implies, Batman is headed to Gotham City for the sequel, which has now become the new maximum security "home" for all of the city's criminals. Not much else was revealed. WB says the game will feature a brand-new story, include a new cast of classic characters and villains, and new enhanced gameplay features.

The (amazing) covers of the new GameInformer confirms Catwoman will be in Arkham City, and by the looks of it, will be playing a major role in the story.

Arkham City was one of several names registered for the game picked up on last month. Two other confirmed villains so far include Mr. Freeze, played by voice actor Maurice LaMarche, and Talia al Ghul - daughter of Ra's al Ghul - played by actress Stana Katic.

Actor Mark Hamill confirmed it us in an interview last May he'll be reprising his role as the voice of Joker for the game for the last time ever. "This will be my last, there's no question about that," he said. "But it's the last hurrah."
August 05, 2010 @ 11:28:17
So just a new name for Arkham Asylum 2?
August 05, 2010 @ 13:46:08
^basically i like that better

I want to see the world burn

August 05, 2010 @ 15:27:12
catwoman smokeyface
August 05, 2010 @ 19:44:08
the illustrations are so dope. gonna go cop a copy of the mag.

I look how you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable and most importantly, I am free in all the ways you are not.

August 05, 2010 @ 21:41:05
open-world setting?
August 10, 2010 @ 23:56:03
New Batman: Arkham City Details
The latest issue of Game Informer magazine has revealed some new details about Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to last year's hit title from UK-based developer Rocksteady. The game is currently set for release next fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

The story for Arkham City takes place one year after the events of Arkham Asylum. The warden from the first game, Quincy Sharp, is now mayor of Gotham City, and he purchased a large portion of the city's slums to build a new criminal facility. "Arkham City," as it is called, houses all the insane prisoners previously found on the asylum before Joker left it in ruins. Psychiatrist Hugo Strange is now heading the new facility, and the only rule the prisoners are given is not to escape, leaving them to fend for themselves inside the guarded walls within the city.

Die-hard fans of the first title will be relieved to know Rocksteady isn't going to mash together a quick sequel with a few new villains while recycling a number of art assets.

"We want to top everything that we did in the last game," director Sefton Hill told the magazine. "We didn't want to do an Arkham Asylum 1.5. We want to make the same jump we made from nothing to Arkham, We want to make that same jump again for Arkham City
August 11, 2010 @ 09:15:27
Rob Lowe lending his likeness for Harvey Dent.
August 24, 2010 @ 17:11:15
Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Official Discussion Thread
When is the new Batman game coming out?
August 24, 2010 @ 19:06:57
When is the new Batman game coming out?

your madd late son!
August 25, 2010 @ 13:50:32
play the first one, the 1st one is really good.
August 26, 2010 @ 08:10:37
Harley Quinn has a new look in Arkham City art
September 01, 2010 @ 13:57:14
New Screens

More screenshots here
September 04, 2010 @ 00:21:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
Multiplayer is coming to Batman: Arkham City according to the latest issue of UK magazine PSM3, in which there's a feature claiming that "multiplayer is a certainty, but no details on this yet".

game doesn't need multiplayer, tho maybe co-op?

hopefully multiplayer doesn't suck like bioshock 2's did
September 08, 2010 @ 05:19:53
Looking forward for it
September 09, 2010 @ 18:42:29
The first one instantly became my favorite super-hero video game and i'm pretty sure this one will be as great.
October 01, 2010 @ 10:25:12
Batman: Arkham City lets you interrogate thugs

Originally posted by Inactive User
As revealed in the new issue of PSM3, one of the new features in Batman: Arkham City is an 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," says game director Sefton Hill.

"Rather than unlocking their locations using maps, Batman will be able to scan a gang of thugs to find a potential informant. This is the guy you need to question, but first you'll have to take down all the other gang members while sparing the one you want."

Hill didn't delve into how exactly the mechanic will play out, but I'm sure you can imagine the possibilities. If Splinter Cell: Conviction taught me anything, it's that smashing dudes into conveniently located, breakable objects is both fun and effective.
October 04, 2010 @ 15:04:23
^^^ damn, cool
December 08, 2010 @ 15:19:41

batman vs splinter cell lol smokeyface
December 11, 2010 @ 19:44:53
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December 13, 2010 @ 15:12:28
looks good hopefully they didn't fuck with anything from the first game since it was pretty much perfect
January 18, 2011 @ 20:31:11
bump. so stoked for this game

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January 18, 2011 @ 21:47:52
Yeah the boss levels were too easy.
February 02, 2011 @ 18:31:28

Basically, Rocksteady Studios
February 02, 2011 @ 20:50:01
New screenshots

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February 16, 2011 @ 13:49:00
No Multiplayer Mode in Batman: Arkham City
Originally posted by Inactive User
And more screenshots from the follow-up
IGN talked to Rocksteady Studios Game Director Sefton Hill who cleared up rumors that Batman: Arkham City will have multiplayer mode:

There have been a number of rumors circulating about a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham City so let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a "single-player only" experience.

Our thought process behind this was fairly simple: when we investigated adding multiplayer we asked, "If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single player, would that deliver a better overall game?"

With the game now coming to the final stages, I can honestly say it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we'd have added multiplayer.

So it might not be the fashionable choice, it might not get us an extra tick on the box, but we are convinced, and we hope that gamers will agree when they get to play the finished game, that we have made the right decision.

February 16, 2011 @ 17:31:05
this game is so good its always on reserve at blockbuster and i STILL have not been able to play it. smh
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