Arkham Asylum sequel breaking out next year

Batman: Arkham City named, dated by Warner Bros.; Autumn 2011 release window targeted.

Batman: Arkham City will be out in autumn 2011, Warner Bros. said today. The game, a sequel to the caped crusader's surprise 2009 hit Batman: Arkham Asylum, is being developed by Rocksteady Studios, the London-based independent team that developed the original.

Batman: Arkham City has a logo, too.

The game was first shown at the 2009 Spike Video Game awards, when a teaser trailer (which can be seen below) was released. The name was strongly hinted at in July, when Warner Bros. registered 15 associated domains, including batmanarkhamcity.com. The original sold more than three million copies and won a hatful of awards including Best Game at the 2010 BAFTA video game awards.

Details on the game are scarce at present. Warner Bros. has revealed that Arkham City itself is a "heavily fortified" zone in the centre of Gotham City and is home to all of Gotham's "thugs, gangsters, and insane criminal masterminds." The game's debut trailer shows The Joker and Harley Quinn, who were both featured in Arkham Asylum, and new villains are also promised.

Arkham City is being developed for the PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and the Xbox 360. It has not yet been rated by PEGI or the ESRB.

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spiderbowz
spiderbowz

the first game was just great but had a lot of bugs, I hope Batman Arkham City won't have any bugs, so the game will be payable for good, and hope the soryline is long so I can beat the game for a week

Gam1nG_W1zard
Gam1nG_W1zard

this game is gonna be great and by watching the end of the 1st one, i can already tell that killer croc is gonna be a megabeast lol..cant wait

coryblaze
coryblaze

So excited for this game. The first was just amazing. I have played it over and over like 1000 times. The only thing I wished for it was that it was longer with more classic villians appearing. This game looks to add on that. AWESOME!!!!

X-Robert
X-Robert

Good, just like Half-life 2 moving from Black Mesa to City 17.

modamockbel
modamockbel

im extra happy..catwoman is in and hopefully she will playable...(hssss)

Son_Jazrin
Son_Jazrin

I am torn be tween looking forward to this game, and wishing it won't be released. Why I'm looking forward to the game is obvious. Why I'm not is because this is supposed to be the final time Mark Hamill will be voicing the joker in both video games and cartoon series. No one can do the joker's signature laugh like he could. When the game is released, it will be a day of joy and grief.

Olsenz
Olsenz

looks good. But honestly this is a game I rent, not much replay value for me

ZeGito
ZeGito

Batman and Catwoman agaisn Arkham City :D yay

wld007
wld007

looks like a great game.....i am playing the first one these days so i could follow the series....awesome game!

coryblaze
coryblaze

They have what it takes to beat AA in being the best game... which anyone who has played AA knows that is saying something. Hope they can deliever. Even though, AA was so good that I think even a bad sequal would still be considered awesome!

ZombiePhoenix72
ZombiePhoenix72

I can't wait for this game. I heard the first one is really good so I should buy it before this one comes out.

rebfaction
rebfaction

Batman Arkham Asylum is one of the beat game I ever played completely awesome game-play graphics fantastic the challenge mode is amazing I can't wait to get my hands on this one must buy on day one.

kitfo
kitfo

the trailers kinda dumb, but im looking forward to playing the game

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

Awesome......Awesome to the Max. The Fisrt 1 was great. I just hope Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamil Play the voices of Batman & Joker. Also I hope Arleen Sorkin play the voice of Harley Quinn. Can't wait for this game I'm so stoked.

Pookster11
Pookster11

I am only 11 so i hope it will be a 15 and not a 16

calvinsora
calvinsora

If they fix the bosses, I'm happy.

IDavey420
IDavey420

I'm confident that this gem will not be ruined.

seddighzadeh123
seddighzadeh123

mr freeze, possibly the penguin, catwoman, and two-face, this is gonna be epic. more real boss fights over the whole "survive the henchmen and you automatically beat harley quinn" thing would be nice but the original was so amazing i dont care. i'm so hyped for this! and about making the game bigger, it doesnt need it, once you make a game huge the quality goes down, and arkham asylum got the perfect mix. this game doesnt need to get bigger

TrinityChica14
TrinityChica14

@prioritymail agreed! but yeah this game I hope they don't mess it up because the first one was soo awesome!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So they registered all these names and now have 14 left? Coolyfett is hoping they come with a game for the PSP. It would great to finally be able to play a real Batman game on the PSP. Makes sense to register all these Batman titles. Coolyfett will keep his out for this series.

zeldametroidfan
zeldametroidfan

i wanted this game but with the information they give us i dont like that so much any more i dont know why

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

This game in an open world Gotham would be fabulous !!!

hitomo
hitomo

hm, almost the same setting, I hoped they open up gotham this time instead of creating an Arkham like zone in the middle of gotham city ... but even if its more of the same, its awesome ...

prioritymail
prioritymail

Definitely can't wait to read the exclusive in gameinformer this month

solar-panelz
solar-panelz

arkham city? really? i mean the last game was and amazing game and Im sure that this one will top it but the title is so cheesy...just saying

Gezquester
Gezquester

Awesome! Love the new name and can't wait to play this! The first one was brilliant, I played through it multiple times!

SociopathicBox
SociopathicBox

Man I really do hope this game acheives the success that it deserves. My only worry would probably be new gameplay ideas, in the first one there were so many cool gameplay elements, so I hope they can keep them but also improve it by adding more elements to gameplay instead of just selling the same thing in a different setting.

buckethead12346
buckethead12346

why are they not not releasing it early i am waiting for this game since months this game will probably be better then most of the games in that year and the concept of this game is also new to batman game series so think that this game will make records and win most of the awards

Henninger
Henninger

Yea the 1st game wuz def. the best Batman game ever. So im hoping they make this 1 better & not the same thing as the 1st with new settings & villians.

SkinnZero
SkinnZero

wow...Totally agree with linkspetdragon: If I have to pick just one game next year, it would be this one, for sure! awesome stuff

TMaR
TMaR

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Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to it, I hope it turns out well

mickey_mickey48
mickey_mickey48

WOW!!! So excited I think I'm gonna go and play the first one again!! :D

linkspetdragon
linkspetdragon

If there is one game I purchase next year, it will be this. First one was freaking amazing for Batman fans and gamers alike.

linkspetdragon
linkspetdragon

@Vintendo_64 Dunno dude, I just thought it was an Uncle Sam poster or something. See a few of them in the teaser, but they're all pretty blurry and passed by too fast...

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

awesome!! can't wait for this!! the first game rocked and i hope this sequel will be better. i never thought Arkham City would be the title, but i guess the trailer can answer that

H0rr0rG4m3r
H0rr0rG4m3r

I can't wait for this one :) the first one was amazing, best superhero game ever made!

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

@ unknownx25 Wouldn't Gotham be too big? The first one was put on an island for a reason.

Vintendo_64
Vintendo_64

Who's the guy in the poster @ 0:26, black mask, hush? Anyone know?

Triton
Triton

Hope they keep up the good work. If so, this will be a must purchase. Go figure, I'm a Marvel fan...

Hail23
Hail23

I want to see Night Wing in this one since Batman Arkham Asylum (the 1st one) already takes place after Batgirl becomes Oracle.