Batman: Arkham City Developer Walkthrough

Mark headed down to Rocksteady Studios for a look at Batman: Arkham City. Joined by marketing manager Dax Ginn, he got the lowdown on Catwoman and the Caped Crusader himself in this developer walkthrough.

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Dragon240sx
Dragon240sx

maybe she wanted to get caught anyone think of that?

bliss1085
bliss1085

@ Kains-Legacy: I thought the EXACT SAME THING. I swear I didn't understand how "Two Face could sneak up on Catwoman" but ya know anything to make a game. I still can't wait.

flamesun
flamesun

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flamesun
flamesun

Batman is the only super hero that will take his time to kick your ass that's one of the reasons why he is awesome

KAINS-LEGACY
KAINS-LEGACY

Wow! Catwoman can actually hear the sequences to unlocking a safe but can't hear Two-Face approach her blindside? Da hell?

samirus
samirus

Damn!!! So many good games coming out and so little cash!!! This one is a must! AC Revelations, Skyrim, MW3...and the list goes on!

Zverugin
Zverugin

Brilliant combat system, just brilliant. :)

Adjk
Adjk

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Vickman178
Vickman178

MISLEADING TITLE THIS ISNT WII U GAJJJJHHHHFUUUUKKKK

daveg1
daveg1

wii u?? hes holding a 360 controller

Jmaster211
Jmaster211

@noahmorrow07 I know the feeling. I need to resist watching these videos, its tempting me to the "dark side." I don't care if they have cookies. They have batman.

noahmorrow07
noahmorrow07

i have up to 128$ to spend on games for the next three months....i was originally planing to get skyrim and uncharted 3.....but now i realize i wont be able to resist this game.......

LittleMac
LittleMac

this seriously looks amazing!

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

this game looks brilliant. open world, darkness, and batman. boom.

iortegon
iortegon

if only my birthday was next month

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

enough with the old spice commercials. catwomen looks yummy.

shnull
shnull

too bad it's in narcissist 3rd person view but i guess that's fashionable nowadays

santosh92
santosh92

Please excuse my language but this game looks F***ING awesome!

termadoyle
termadoyle

I wish he wasn't so buff. He's suffering from severe Chris Redfield syndrome.

blancobo
blancobo

The first one was so great in so many aspects I can only hope this one improves on the fighting mechanics... not the graphs but the actual fighting sequences adding some combos like the improvements that were made between Sands of Time and Warrior Within... everything else in this game is simply PERFECT!

eslamelking2008
eslamelking2008

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eddieham13
eddieham13

The greatest Riddle of all... who is BATMAN?!? I hope the Riddler stuff is as interesting as the first one.. well even more interesting, I mean finding out (SPOILER) that warden sharp was insane was quite good.

EL1CHEF
EL1CHEF

This Game Is What Hardcore Batman Fans Have Been Waitong For It's Going To Be Legendary, GOTY Any One?

pidow
pidow

Super.......even with the pc wait.....more time to get it right maybe longer play time also?!.

The-Comedian
The-Comedian

@Livefantasy7 It's going to be 40 plus hours, the game is going to be amazing.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

FRIG'N AWESOME!!! MUST HAVE GAME! ENOUGH SAID! XD

Atheosis
Atheosis

Just watched the original video of this playthrough on youtube, and I really can't believe that Gamespot had the gall to pretend this was a live playthrough. That is some seriously unethical journalism Gamespot.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

It looks 15x better than the original, and the original was amazing.

Mistwaver1985
Mistwaver1985

Catwoman is awesome and sexy. I'm glad you actually get to play as her in this one. I was kind of disappointed when you actually didn't get to play as Harley Quinn in Arkham Asylum, because she is sexy there... hell, she's even sexier in this one.

Bazz3442
Bazz3442

Even for fantasy, Catwoman is far fetched. The stupid casting of the character in the movie aside, she makes a slight mockery of things. Fortunately, it's not enough to stop me buying this game though.

Jakeslikescakes
Jakeslikescakes

It looks pretty fun, like the last one. The only thing is that I've always wished about batman games/movies is that he killed people. Its more fun knowing you killed someone rather than knocking them out.

xeis-net
xeis-net

Not sure I understand the decision to rehash existing footage in this manner but it is not the travesty some are calling it. Fair play to Dax for playing along, guess all publicity is good publicity, still looking as good as when the footage first appeared ;) Maybe in future a better approach would be to have an interview over the footage with some unique timely questions? I would have loved to hear about Rocksteady's views on being released against Skyrim, Battle Field 2, MW 3, Dark Souls, Uncharted 3 etc the footage would still be fine but the questions fresh....imo, what do I know :D

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

@Gelugon_baat That's a fair point. The reason we took time to visit Rocksteady and shoot this (I shot/edited this peice) is because Gamespot users much prefer gameplay than interviews - so a written article wouldn't interest as many people. We didn't realise the section we shot was the exact footage that was released before - if we had, I can't say we'd have taken this approach on the day of the shoot. As for your last point, I've was a vocal member of the community for about 6 years - believe me myself and the rest of the staff take users opinions very seriously.

iman79
iman79

I had seen this gameplay before, I think the interviewer pretended to play game by grasping a joystick, I hope I`m wrong otherwise it is not good to make fool of us.

Danituga
Danituga

mark plays very well :D Awesome game!

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

these guys should make a game for the matrix judging by their combat system.. and by the way I couldn't think of a better way to make a game for batman

Atheosis
Atheosis

Really would have preferred to only play as Batman. Controlling Catwoman does absolutely nothing for me...

kevinsdb
kevinsdb

Uh...haven't I already seen this, and when did the PS3 have B and Y buttons -_- Do they think we're retarded, we can tell your faking this whole fing video. If I didn't want the game bad enough I wouldn't buy it after seeing this video, talk about a slap to the face of the gamer.

babyjoker973
babyjoker973

One more month,ive been patiently waitin..

issizots
issizots

wow, since when did the (Playstation 3) controller have the buttons of an xbox 360 controller? I don't recall any A or B buttons... lmao, sloppy title, as usual for game"spot" to show every multi platform game on the xbox 360 only.... getting really OLD fast...

Funky_Connor
Funky_Connor

Wow that looks great! I'm even more excited for this game now!