Rocksteady Games' latest take on the Dark Knight stakes claim to release date, European launch set for Oct. 21.
Ordinarily, it would be difficult to describe any one part of the crime-ridden Gotham City as "the bad part of town." That's likely to change soon, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced October 18 as the North American release date for Batman: Arkham City. The game will launch in Australia the following day, with a European launch October 21.
Like its predecessor, Arkham City drops Batman in the confines of an unconventional prison. But where Arkham Asylum stuck players in the halls and courtyards of a mental hospital overrun with the Joker's goons and allies, Arkham City deposits them in a sprawling neighborhood of Gotham City that has been walled off to contain the criminal element.
Under the watchful eye of "warden" Dr. Hugo Strange, who knows Batman's secret identity, inmates of Arkham City are free to do anything they want short of attempting escape. In addition to Strange, the game will feature Batman villains like Two-Face and the Joker.
For more on Arkham City, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
Portal 2, Mass Effect 3, and Arkham City.....I just hope theres no special editions for AC and ME3, otherwise theres gonna be some serious charges on my credit card.........
This better be leading to "Batman Gotham". Batman's gadgets with Assassin Creeds agility and roof hopping. Just try not to get excited about that!
Damn I really need to get most of these alleged great games that I missed during my shooter only days, the review for the 1st one looked awesome I got get it then get this too, but not to worry October is far enough i still got time
Pre-ordering without a doubt. Is it just me, or is Batman absolutely dominating in the majority of modern day media? I mean, the comic's as strong as ever, Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight knocked it out of the ballpark, and now it's become one of the best single player experiences in gaming - Wayne's on a ROLL!!!
anyway, launch day sure buy for me. after that drake's deception. rocksteady, please do a superman game.
*sings old school batman tv intro* BATMAN! tuhduhduhduhduhduhduhduhduhduh BATMAN! tuhduhduhduhduhduhduhduhduhduh BATMAN BATMAN BATMAN! tuhduhduhduhduhduhduh......... BATMAAAAN!!!! "POW!" "KAPAK!" "KABOOM!"
Ok, so they made the dude in the interview wear a vest because the interviewer and him wore the same shirt! LOL
I have never pre-ordered a video game before (why pay 60 bucks when you can buy it used for 40 in a month?), but this game deserves my first pre-order.
Skyrim and Arkham City... Glad to see that not all the developers are abandoning the single-player aspect of video games. No doubt they will preserve the atmosphere of the first, as it totally added to how immersed the player is to the story. It's been a while since I felt like there was a game that's a sure buy without renting it first, that I'm actually excited about it's release date.
Batman is one of my favorite heroes of all,because he has no powers,yet he can fight and beat villains with god-like abilities because he is always 3 steps ahead of the game.His only intellectual rival is the Joker,who can lead him on for quite awhile before Batman figures the scheme out. There was even a show(or comic,I can't remember)which showed Batman has a plan in place to take down the entire Justice League,should they turn evil.Talk about thinking ahead.
I'm gunna take Batman to the ghetto of Gotham!You know you're there when you see sneakers hanging from the telephone wires. I think this game will be better than the first.
I honestly think a multiplayer along the lines of a mix between AC: Brotherhood and Red Dead: Redemption could have worked here. But whatever, better left the idea out if you're not sure. The last thing this needs is a half-assed multiplayer component taking developing time from the single player experience.
Thank god no online competitive multi-player mode. The last thing this game needs is to bring in the "i'm angry at society and suck at everything else in life so I'm gonna go 'pwn nubs' in video game" crowd. Leave that crowd with Call of Duty 26
Stick to what the first game did well and expand upon it, yes, that's how you do a sequel right.I see no reason why this game won't be superb.
I couldn't get all the achievements like AmasterNinja117, but I did enjoy it just the same.The sequel should be awesome, and I'm glad to hear they didn't try to implement some tacked on multiplayer.
I played it and I got all the achievement off it and I would play it again if I owned it but I had borrowed it from a friend
Does anyone know what sort of replay value this game will have? I only played a little of the first one at a friends, but I know after he beat it he didn't play it again. I don't know if I want to drop $60 for a game I'll play once.
This Holiday is gonna rob my wallet clean..... Santa I want enough dough to get my games on my wishing list.....
Can not wait to see some gameplay footage. If the elder scrolls skyrim wasn't out this year this would be the game I've been most stoked about for years.
marking this date on my calendar and can't wait! hopefully no delays will arise in the near future, fingers crossed!
The only game I'm looking forward to playing this year. Hopefully boss fights are going to be actual memorable fights instead of the second thought throwaways they were in the first one...that was my only gripe
Arkham Asylum was an addicting game especially the freeflow combat which showed how Batman is the ultimate bad-ass that no one in the world can f*** with, but there were three problems that I had with the game: 1) The upgrade system was weak (Makes since that there's only a few combat and stealth upgrades because Batman is already a ninja and martial arts master, but they should've done something more interesting and varied with the gadget upgrades). 2) There's no armor customization (I really wished you can customize the way Batman looks in-game and in the custscenes). 3) No replay value (Even though the upgrade system wasn't great in the first place, I was a little disappointed when I couldn't play the entire game again with the upgrades I earned). I'm impressed that they are making more improvements with gameplay mechanics that were already great in the first place, but I hope Arkham City is able to fix these problems.
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