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Arkham Asylum 2 now Batman: Arkham City, coming Fall 2011 with Catwoman and Two-Face

Since the surprising and sudden announcement of a sequel to GR’s 2009 Game of the Year, we’ve been waiting for some concrete info on the follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum. We’d take any scrap of info we’d find, be it expertly dissecting the reveal trailer or addressing Robin rumors. But today we got something real, as Warner Bros and developer Rocksteady revealed the new title, Batman: Arkham City, and that it will be coming out fall 2011.

The game takes place in the newly opened Arkham City, an open air, walled off prison in the center of Gotham, which houses all the criminals that were formerly in the asylum that Joker effed up. It sounds similar to the ‘80s classic Escape from New York, and fits with most of what we assumed from what little we knew before, including the well known of image of the Joker hanging out in a rundown apartment.

Our colleagues at Game Informer have some of the first images of the game on their just-divulged cover for next month’s issue. The biggest bomb they drop is the appearance of Catwoman, who from the look on the covers seems to be either helping or impeding Bats, which is totally fitting with her character. And if you squint, you’ll see in the background a poster of Harvey Dent/Two-Face, who seems to be running for mayor of the newly christened city.

Obviously, as more info and art become available we’ll keep you posted, but needless to say, we're going to need a lot of patience over the next year.

Source: Game Informer

Aug 5, 2010

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28 comments

  • heyitsmarcus - August 5, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    Looking at this cover, i am loving this art style. Definitely Marcus approved.
  • DarkTone - August 5, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    You would think the Dark Knight would learn by now. Gonna be hard to top 2009s Game of the Year.
  • LarzimusPrime - August 5, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    Arkham City??? Gotta say, pretty dissapionted with the name... Could be good though but you woulda thought Batman wouldve learned from the first game...
  • LarzimusPrime - August 5, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    Crap, hadnt relised DarkTone had already used the 'He shoulda learned by now' line, sorry dude
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - August 5, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    Yayyyy! The hero Gotham deserves. Can't wait - also, <3 Catwoman!
  • sixboxes - August 5, 2010 5:02 p.m.

    The promo artwork is blowing my mind. I'm stupid excited for this game.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 5, 2010 5:28 p.m.

    Looks fantabulous. It'd be really cool if this time around, Detective Mode is B/W.
  • mastersword369 - August 5, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    What do you all mean by "Should've learned by now...."?
  • paganpoet - August 5, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    Oh god, I hope they make Catwoman playable.
  • RebornKusabi - August 5, 2010 6:07 p.m.

    Big ups for hawt Cat on Bat action. I really love the whole look of the covers too so I might just be picking up an issue just to have that awesome cover.
  • batman5273 - August 5, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    I know what game I will be buying next year! Can't wait for my GameInformer to come in the mail now.
  • Wolverine08 - August 5, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    This just hit the top of my most wanted list. Loving the art style, and can't wait to see the villains for real, mainly Two-face. @paganpoet I expect you only want her playable so you can experiment with 'unique' camera angles, much like I did in Lara Croft games on PS2, if you see what I mean.... Also, look at Two-Face on the first image, you can just see is evil half,which makes me even more excited.
  • Amnesiac - August 5, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    I'm actually glad the release date is now next fall. I was afraid they were going to rush it out.
  • CapNJunkie - August 5, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    I absolutely loved BAA. Can't wait for this one. Will it be as awesome? "All I know is my gut says 'maybe'"
  • rockstarsean - August 5, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    Hopefully the awesome will continue all the way to the last boss this time
  • VyseTheTetrisdork - August 5, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    I can't believe I'm going to buy an issue of Game Informer. Or two. Both covers look awesome and wallpaper-worthy. I may have to actually start playing the first game now...
  • Cyberninja - August 5, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    so they made a city where crimminals run wild who thought that was a good idea.
  • paganpoet - August 5, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    @Wolverine, LOL! No, I genuinely want to play as Catwoman...as far as the "unique angles" thing goes, I'm afraid I'd me more interested in Batman than Catwoman.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - August 5, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    Hands down the best gaming news I've heard in a damn long time! Real excitement boiling up!
  • Phazon117 - August 5, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    AWESOME

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