Batman: Arkham City comes out October 18 in US, October 21 in UK

Mark your calendars now, because the release date for one of the year’s most anticipated games has finally been set. Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to GR’s 2009 Game of the Year, hits US store shelves October 18, 2011, and UK stores October 21.

Above: Batman vs a one armed guy hardly seems fair

The timing seems pretty good, as this keeps Bats out of the November clusterf**k of releases that include Uncharted 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Plus it feels fitting that a Batman game would come out in the same month as Halloween. To celebrate this news, developer Rocksteady put out a few more screenshots that shed just a sliver of additional light on the still mysterious game.

Above: Sionis Industries points to involvement from Black Mask, as the first Black Mask was Roman Sionis

Stay tuned here for any new Arkham City info, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel! (Does anyone even get that reference these days?)

Mar 11, 2011

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  • Cruddi - March 15, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    Is the "BAT-Channel" from the Adam West batman TV show? 'Cause i kinda remember it
  • Zeb364 - March 13, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Anyone who doesn't get that reference need to do their homework. It's crucial to truly appreciate how lucky we are to have such awesome Batman iterations right now.
  • NocturnalRight - March 12, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    The picture of batman fighting a one armed, shirtless, heavily tatooed, clown with a giant hammer is possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
  • natehubes - March 11, 2011 11:28 p.m.

  • Yeager1122 - March 11, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Yes cant wait to get my hands on this looks like i know when to replay arkham asylum now to.
  • g4m3rk1dd - March 11, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    "Stay tuned here for any new Arkham City info, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel! (Does anyone even get that reference these days?)" oh god i still do...
  • jackthemenace - March 11, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    I still really need to play Arkham Asylum D: Quite excited for this though, looks pretty amazing. FETCH THE SHARK-REPELLANT! That show was cancelled DECADES before i was BORN.
  • Letter11 - March 11, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    @db1331 Lol! Even when you're being positive, you sound a bit negative heh. Can't wait for this!
  • sgloomy - March 11, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    I cannot wait for e3 to see a gameplay video. This game is going to be epic!!!
  • AlpineGuy - March 11, 2011 7:37 p.m.

  • db1331 - March 11, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    No doubt this will be an amazing game, buuuuuuuuut I can wait for the $10 GOTY edition like I did with AA.
  • Mcan50 - March 11, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Good Grief!!! Too much coming out this fall... Resistance 3 and Rage in September, Uncharted 3 in November, and now this in October! Stop the Insanity!!!
  • Austin_SJ - March 11, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    So I can get then PS3 version game delivered from the US to the UK before it comes out here?
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - March 11, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    I can finally plan my vacation! Been waiting and waiting, watching ticket prices rise, just so I could make sure it wouldn't conflict with Batman.
  • Camo335 - March 11, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    First! And I'm old enough to get the reference. :-)
  • IIIIIACEIIIII - March 11, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    Getting that bat-reference right here in this bat-comment bat-bro.

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