Batman: Arkham Asylum
was probably my favorite game
of last year. Today, Warner Bros. announced that the follow up will be called Batman: Arkham City
and that it will be landing Fall of 2011.
The game's be developed by Rocksteady Studios again and Arkham City is the new maximum security facility for Gotham's worst inside Gotham City. What can go wrong in a comic book universe by building a place to house the worst criminals in the heart of Gotham City? I mean, let's just ignore all the times criminals escaped or took apart Arkham Asylum. Like that would ever happen again. I'm wondering if Batman approved the building plans when this was brought up at a city council meeting.
Because of how Arkham Asylum
was received, I'm betting expectations are high for Arkham City
so Rocksteady Studios has a very large task ahead of them to make a worthy follow up to one of the best Batman games around.
BURBANK, Calif. - (Business Wire) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham City™ as the title for its follow-up to the award-winning, critically acclaimed hit videogame Batman: Arkham Asylum™. Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Fall 2011.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.