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by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:44 am

Consoles: 21 - 10 - 11Out now!

PC: November 25 Out now!

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So if Arkham Asylum was defined by its limits, Arkham City is a careful, considered exercise in stripping those limits away. Its open city lets players be a different kind of Batman to the stealthy predator of Asylum – this is the Batman of dropped smoke pellets and theatrical getaways, the Batman with an ear to the ground for the strong picking on the weak, and the Batman who floats above the city with a gothic majesty. It's less focused, but more diverse, a miniseries rather than Asylum's moody one-shot. And at its heart, Rocksteady's defining take on its star remains just as you always imagined him – kicking, punching, sneaking and now flying. Arkham City might be filled with landmarks to visit and villains to smite, but being the Batman is still its primary draw, and Rocksteady doesn't let you forget it.


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Collector's Edition info

Custom Batman statue produced by Kotobukiya
Collectible art book
Early access to the Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns skin
Batman: Arkham City album from WaterTower Music including original songs by hit artists, available via digital redemption
Bonus DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Gotham Knight

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Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security 'home' for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

"Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.


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New screen - 01 September 2010 - Thanks to Bor for the CVG linky.

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Batman: Arkham has "run its course"

Tuesday 15-Dec-2009 10:49 AM 'Asylum sequel to move into other areas of Gotham, developer suggests

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 could not be set in Arkham at all, if comments made by the game's senior gameplay programmer, Paul Denning should be taken seriously.

Speaking in a retrospective on the original game in PC Zone magazine, Denning said the Gotham prison had probably "run its course" and other areas in the city would be "ideal" for gameplay.

"I think you're probably right in that it's almost run its course," he replied, when asked if there were other areas of Gotham developer Rocksteady would like to explore.

"We did pick a selection of buildings that we thought would fit the [original] game well," he added. "You could quite easily point out that there are various things that you wouldn't usually find in an asylum especially on an island that's supposedly self-contained.

"So, you could always expand that out and there are games in the past that have gone down that route. But I think you're right. Gotham itself is a fantastically realised fictional city and there are so many places that would be probably be ideal for gameplay and great to explore."

The debut teaser trailer for Arkham Asylum 2 suggests a setting outside of the original's madhouse. According to the programmer extraordinaire though, gamers shouldn't expect an open-world Gotham.

"I think sandbox games that do that well are so hard to realise," Denning told PC Zone. "GTA is obviously a fantastic example of one that gets it right but there are so many that get it wrong and I think you have to be so careful when you take that route.

"I think if Arkham Asylum had been that kind of game I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been as good."


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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Qikz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:47 am

:mrgreen: :wub:

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:48 am

Good to see Rocksteady are behind this one too :mrgreen:

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by cooldawn » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:25 am

GOD DAMN...COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED BUT SO SO HAPPY........

ROCKSTEADY at the helm too.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:48 am

Exclusive in-game screenie! :o

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Not really.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by tomvek » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:09 am

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Rog » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:24 am

YES! YES! YES!

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Neo Cortex » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:07 am

W00000T!

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Pedro » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:05 am

Egg Rog wrote:YES! YES! YES!


What he said.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Ginga » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:38 am

Two-Face is in it 8-)

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by captain red dog » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:19 am

From the trailer it looks like it could be set in the whole of Gotham perhaps.

Very excited about this!

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by plaido » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:22 am

It was pretty inevitable that they would do a sequal after the success of the first game.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Tragic Magic » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:39 am

Wow! Joker looks bloody gruesome this time round. :shock:

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Agent47 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:47 am

I'd wager he's still getting over the effects of Titan. It'd explain how he looks.

Also: epic news. 8-)

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Dalagonash » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:31 am

The vital question is, will Mark Hamill suck up his previous statement and return as the voice of the Joker? I know it's shallow but a portion of my hype for this game is weighed on that simple fact.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Agent47 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:33 am

Certainly sounds like the same laugh if that trailer's anything to go by. Though I wasn't aware he'd said he wouldn't return. :|

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Iron Nan » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:40 am

Dalagorinch wrote:The vital question is, will Mark Hamill suck up his previous statement and return as the voice of the Joker? I know it's shallow but a portion of my hype for this game is weighed on that simple fact.


What did he say? I thought he loved playing the Joker, you'd have to really to get a performance like that. :wub:

On the subject of the game, I've got to admit, when I saw the video listed on GT my first reaction was dismay, I thought it was too soon and as it was AA2 I feared they'd succumbed to the money and just be making the same game again.
The trailer put those fears to rest though, not sure if Arkham has pshyically moved or if it's it's a mental thing/metaphor for the state of Gotham. Like in Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy where that guy lives in an inside out house on the beach so he can be outside what he considers to be the asylum.

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Where did you get that from? The poster on the wall?

Edit, the poster is of uncle sam like the one on the new teaser website.

Noticied that there is a police blimp up in the sky like the ones from the animated series. :D

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by teh bork » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:13 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

This is awesome news, this year's game of the year for me, all they need to do is improve the boss fights and iron a couple of other little niggles and this could be perfection.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Memento Mori » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:26 pm

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Dalagorinch wrote:The vital question is, will Mark Hamill suck up his previous statement and return as the voice of the Joker? I know it's shallow but a portion of my hype for this game is weighed on that simple fact.


What did he say? I thought he loved playing the Joker, you'd have to really to get a performance like that. :wub:

On the subject of the game, I've got to admit, when I saw the video listed on GT my first reaction was dismay, I thought it was too soon and as it was AA2 I feared they'd succumbed to the money and just be making the same game again.
The trailer put those fears to rest though, not sure if Arkham has pshyically moved or if it's it's a mental thing/metaphor for the state of Gotham. Like in Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy where that guy lives in an inside out house on the beach so he can be outside what he considers to be the asylum.


Skywalker said Arkham Asylum 1 was the last time he'd play the Joker. Presumably the original asylum is currently unusable after the events of the first game and the game is set in a temporary replacement in Gotham City, which seems a bit dull.

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PostRe: [VID] Arkham Asylum Sequel Announced
by Iron Nan » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:34 pm

Micheal Bay said he wanted a year off before he'd do another Transformers, money talks...

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