Friday, May 6, 2011

Batman, Arkham City



The Dark Knight is back this fall and is looking better then ever in Batman, Arkham City, the follow up to the 2009 Game of the Year, Arkham Asylum. We are not given a whole lot of information on the game as of yet other then some gorgeous looking trailers, the studio is probably saving most of the reveals for E3, but we do have an idea of most of the characters and mechanics to look forward to.

Lets get into the story a little bit before we get sidetracked, basically Quincy Sharp (the warden of Arkham Asylum) is now the mayor of Gotham and as his first action he buys a large portion of the Gotham Slums and walls it off creating Arkham city in which the prisoners have free reign and can do as they like as long as they don't try to escape. Hugo Strange (basically a mad scientist) is put in charge of Arkham city in order to ensure that no one is attempting an escape and according to the trailer Hugo knows about Batman's secret identity and as it stands now it seems like Strange will be the main villain of the story. However just because Hugo is the main villain that doesn't mean that he is the only one you will be battling, most of the major Gotham villains make an appearance in the trailers (Two-Face, The Riddler, The Joker and there will be at least one more yet unannounced villain). Catwoman also seems to play a large role in the story as a colleague (not much else known about this).

Now we can get sidetracked with all the cool mechanics that this game has to offer. First off Batman will have all of his major gadgets at the very start of the story so you have less unlocking and more ass-kicking to do, Batman also seems to have quite a few new moves and take-downs shown in the gameplay trailer. The major villains will each have their own gang which wonder around the city and cause trouble, this brings into play a territorial battle between the villains which Batman will be in the middle of, not only this but I'm sure there will be some escape attempts which will bring Hugo Strange and Tyger (Hugo's mercenary force) into the story. Along with all this we are promised even more puzzles and riddles to solve as we have come to expect of a Batman game.

As to why Batman is investigating Arkham City still remains a mystery, along with much more of how the story will play out and how Hugo Strange knows about Batman's identity and what he plans to do with the information. Lets hope Rocksteady studios brings their A game to E3 so we can have some of the blanks filled,  along with more of the unique and flashy gameplay shown in the trailers.


Batman, Arkham City Official Trailer

21 comments:

  1. Looks amazing!

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  2. Nice post on Batman. I can't wait for this to come out. :D

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  3. I hope it's as good as the first!

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  4. lets hope it's not a disappointment!

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  5. I bought the game to see more of Harley Quin

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  6. Hope they keep the goo work.

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  7. this game was all around good, i especially like the graphics

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  8. Arkham Asylum was really good imo. I'm hoping Arkham City will be equal or better. When you get a chance check out my videogame site http://videogames4gamerz.blogspot.com/ Thanks you!

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  9. Cool stuff man, cant wait to play it.

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  10. Didn't play asylum yet, but i might try this

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed this game.

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  12. Never really been a fan of movie games, but I heard some batman and spiderman games are decent. I might give it a try :] Follow'd.

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  13. if the reviews for PS3 are decent i'll get it

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