What is Batman: Arkham City?
Sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum, mixing hand-to-hand combat, exploration and puzzle-solving. You've heard of Batman, haven't you?
According to developer Rocksteady, a whole lot is new.
* Five times the size of Arkham Asylum
* Improved combat
* Many new gadgets
A year after the events of the first game, Arkham's former warden Quincy Sharp is now mayor of Gotham. With Arkham destroyed, Sharp has turned Gotham's slums into a prison for Arkham's inmates. When Two-Face threatens to execute Catwoman, Batman must break into Arkham City and put a stop to the madness.
The focus remains the main campaign (it's unknown if it will include co-op play). The basics from the first game remain the same, but now players will need to identify enemies with information and avoid knocking them out in combat. The story is said to be darker and has more characters than in the first game, with the Boy Wonder among many believed to make an appearance.
Nothing is known about multiplayer yet. It could be co-op, it could be competitive play. You might play as the villains of Akrham City or as Batman and Robin. Only Rocksteady knows for sure.
The list of characters continues to grow, but here are the main players we know about:
* Talia al Ghul
* Hugo Strange
* The Joker
* Harley Quinn
* Mr. Freeze
* The Riddler
* Mr. Zsasz
* Calendar Man
How's It Looking?
Sadly, we haven't seen Arkham City yet. We'll certainly let you know if it's turning out better than the original once we've seen it.
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