Batman: Arkham City gets new screens, race challenges details

New details of Batman: Arkham City's challenge modes have been previewed at GamesCom. Arkham Asylum's returning Combat and Predator modes are complemented by Race challenges, in which the sequel's wider area (Rocksteady boasts AC is five times the size of Asylum) is utilized for a variety of timed dashes between Arkham landmarks. Also new are some screenshots of the sequel, most of which focus on the newly-unveiled Mr. Freeze and company...

Above: Freeze got his own trailer recently, but here's a static shot so you can insert your own ice-pun captions. Grateful? Snow problem

Above: Batman continues a half-century-long tradition of making “curling up and hiding” into a badass, manly way to win fights

Arkham City fans haven't long to wait now for the title, which releases in October (apart from the announced Wii U version, obviously). What else would you like to see before that time?

Aug 18, 2011


  • g4m3rk1dd - August 20, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    definitely supposed to look like the last level of hell from the literature "Dante's Inferno" if you ask me
  • wiitard07 - August 19, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    So what are we getting for an ESRB rating on this here badassery? Because it seems to me that it's disturbing as hell, and Robin and Catwoman won't have any problem killing in a fight.
  • roryking1981 - August 19, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    I just want to know if I can use those alternate costumes during the campaign, and if nightwing will be playable or in game.
  • Yeager1122 - August 19, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    Looks Amazing!
  • codystovall - August 19, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Looks like batman takes alot of damage before he meets freeze. poor black guy. Wii u not even out yet and its already disappointing.
  • TheKey - August 19, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    That picture of Mr. Freeze gives me chills. And I have a strong feeling this game is going to be awesome.
  • jackthemenace - August 19, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    @Jmcgrotty- I totally agree. namely, because she's hot. Awesome new screens, thanks for freezing the acton for us to see it better. Man, this game's starting to look REALLY cool.
  • jmcgrotty - August 19, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    I say this every single time, yet I still must say it again: This story is irrelevant. Unless it is about Harley Quinn, this game should not be having anything written about it. She's the only person in the game that matters. Stop the non-Harley coverage!
  • Vordhosbn - August 19, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    If someone had asked me after the first game if I wanted "Races" added I'd probably have said no, but with this games bigger environment I think they could turn into a great little distraction, especially if they make it quite difficult to get "gold times". Someone "borrowed" my copy of the 1st game and I've not seen it since, so I really can't wait for this one :P
  • Rubberducky - August 19, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    AA is up there as one of my favorite games, this one just looks 10X better than that
  • idlemindkiller - August 19, 2011 3:29 a.m.

    Snow Problem!!! I think I peed a little. Anyway... Great screenshots. Also, I don't want to see too much more really. I want to be as surprised as possible when I buy this day 1.
  • ChiChiRocket - August 19, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    One of my most wanted for this year. I'm hoping Dead Island can hold me over till it gets here.
  • Redeater - August 19, 2011 2:22 a.m.

    This game is just looking better and better!

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