KAPOW!!! Batman: Arkham City gets a 1960s-style makeover in our amazing video

Batman: Arkham City is looking amazing. We know that, you know that - everyone knows it's one of our most-anticipated games of the year. But what if all this 'Dark Knight' sobriety isn't your style? What if you miss the camp, 1960s-era Adam West Batman, with its ridiculous scene transitions, dutch tilts and all the 'THWACK!' and 'KERPOW!' impact bubbles flashing up on the screen? Well, you're in luck, because we've added all that nonsense to gameplay footage of Arkham City. What's that, Robin? That sounds better than shark-repellent bat-spray? Precisely!

05 Aug, 2011

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  • Xerxes667 - August 16, 2011 midnight

  • coryghilotti - August 15, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    EPIC. Great job everyone. Especially funny when the goon cops a Batarang to the face, and Bats headbutt. We need a petition for this and a Gamesradar in-game placement because of this too. :)
  • Tricky69 - August 13, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    Fucking brilliant.
  • Tymiegie - August 7, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    That was wonderful
  • gamebrain8505 - August 7, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Holy video editing batman!
  • Darkhawk - August 7, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    I was really hoping Bat-girl would go riding by at the end.
  • PretzelBoy - August 7, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    Damn it, we need to start the petitions now to make this an official game mode. TO THE INTERNET!
  • killorabbit - August 6, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    I thought this was an official trailer when I first saw it. Nicely done.
  • inconceivable - August 6, 2011 4 p.m.

  • jackthemenace - August 6, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    That was the best ting ever. Saw a brilliant Adam West batman episode the other day where Batman had a fold-out plastic 'Batshield' that blocked bullets shot from a shotgun, which was housed inside a rigged Jukebox, that the joker was controlling remotely, without being able to see it. Absolute brilliance.
  • sternparez - August 6, 2011 11:10 a.m.

  • DirkSteele1 - August 6, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    Fantastic. Once again reinforcing your position as my favourite gaming site.
  • UsernameLoser - August 6, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    Better than this kinda sucky spoof. SO MUCH WIN.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 5, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    All the more reason why we need a 60's Batman costume complete with cheesy sound effects included in the package.
  • soren7550 - August 5, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Great funny stuff! Even my boyfriend loves this, and he isn't a fan of your site (don't worry, I am though).
  • GOD - August 5, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    After watching that I head to reread the opening to make sure that wasn't an official trailer. This is just another example of GR's expert craftsman making things so good that it'll probably be used on some other site again.
  • SPAZFM - August 5, 2011 8:45 p.m.

  • idlemindkiller - August 5, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    Fucking CASH!!!!! Blimey!!!
  • FoxdenRacing - August 5, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    Absolutely beautiful! I was secretly hoping for a GR-UK reference in there somewhere [I did see 'blimey!' go by], like a smack being captioned 'Cundy!' @Thanwonkid: Agreed. I'd buy it/order it/preorder it the instant something like that was confirmed.
  • thatwonkid - August 5, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    Best game unlock ever: you beat batman arkham city and you unlock the Adam west costume, they have adam west redo all the dialogue, all of the bad guys have "thug" or "bad guy" on their shirts and instead of the slow mo when u take out the last guy you get a huge KAPOW!!!! like in the trailer and yes of course you have the shark repellent spray and when it blows up it says SHARK!!!!