Saturday, August 7, 2010

Batman: Arkham City revealed!

The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum now has an official title -- Batman: Arkham City  -- and will launch on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in Fall 2011. There go your fears of deleterious franchise annualization! Of course, we might just go mad waiting so long for the follow-up to one of 2009's best games.

As you may have guessed from a handful of internet
domain registrations, the sequel will take place in Arkham City, a "heavily fortified" mini-city deep inside Gotham City. Warner Bros. Interactive hasn't offered further details on the game's plot or new features, but a pair of gorgeous Game Informer covers (September issue) hint at a more brutal tone and reveal some of the villains Batman may encounter. You'll spot a very patriotic Two-Face, and a possible romantic interest in Catwoman.

The official
Batman: Arkham City website is up now, though it only displays the initial teaser trailer from the VGA's at the moment.

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