Unofficial trailer turns Batman: Arkham City into the best Batman movie never made

So Batman: Arkham City is out next week. And trust me, this game is a genuine, bona fide event. Every game tries to be one of those these days, but outside of marketing, very few manage it. I'm a good few hours into Arkham City myself right, I can honestly tell you without any doubt that this is the real deal.

To acknowledge this, we've put together a custom trailer. No mere collection of PR-dumped footage and rampaging review quotes, we've given Batman: Arkham City the classy movie trailer treatment it really deserves. So click on, soak it all up, and revel in the goosebump-fest of your life. Then read the review.

Best. Orchestral score. In a game. Ever.

October 14, 2011


  • Fuzunga - October 16, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Is that music from the game? I remember the score of Arkham Asylum was one of my favorite parts.
  • PretzelBoy - October 14, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    That was a great trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises"... What do you mean that was for a video game?
  • Valcrist - October 14, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Only 2 words caan possibly describe the feeling this trailer gave me... only 2 words in the entire universe... ... I came
  • Zeb364 - October 14, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    Fantastic video for what looks to be an amazing game. I can't wait to pick up my pre-order on Tuesday.
  • jackthemenace - October 14, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    ......AAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH. I CAN'T AFFORD IT. ALL CAPS RAGE. It's going to have to be a late rental, so I can still afford to buy Skyrim, and so I can get the Nightwing DLC.
  • metalgatesolid - October 14, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    That was OK. Wasnt goosebump inducing for me. Now if Chris Nolan got hold of it...
  • - October 14, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Catwoman's butt is a true work of art.
  • lilspooky - October 14, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    This game is eye candy! Cant wait to see it on PC.
  • idlemindkiller - October 14, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    I wasn't going to watch the video for fear of spoilers. I am very glad I changed my mind. Kudos to whomever made this.
  • Evanesco - October 14, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    How about you go ahead and put up a spoiler label on that there video please.
  • tacoman38 - October 14, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    what were you expecting? what do you think trailers do? especially one labeled as a release trailer??
  • Yaro - October 14, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    1:08 did he say Elston? Also goose bumps confirmed.
  • FierceVoltage - October 14, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    it wont let me enter a birth date therefore i cannot watch the video come on...
  • ParanoidAndroid64 - October 14, 2011 8:48 a.m.

    Makes you wonder why they don't get people who actually love the game to make the trailers. Good job.
  • db1331 - October 14, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    I'm starting to think that my PS3 breaking last week was actually a blessing in disguise. If I had the means to play it, I would be HIGHLY tempted to go out and pick this up on release, instead of waiting for the PC version. I thought the first game was one of the most polished games I've ever played, and the fact that this is being unanimously declared as a marked improvement over the original is quite alarming.

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