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Batman Arkham City: New Gadgets, Same Gameplay?

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Batman Arkham City

Batman Arkham City is the upcoming follow up to Batman Arkham Asylum, which was based on the Batman comic book obviously, it’s being developed by Rocksteady Studios, although we’ve still got to wait until October the 18th (2011) for the game to be released worldwide, certainly by the looks of things, it’s going to be worth the wait!

Gameplay Video

New Gadgets, Stealth & Sneak Action

Arkham City is pretty similar to Arkham Asylum, the game is still all about stealth tactics, although with Arkham City we are all going to be able to enjoy new and improved gadgets for you to lose. For example, you can get smoke bombs to set off which will allow you to sneak away while your foes are confused by all of the smoke.

Obviously we can’t comment really on the game play until we play it ourselves, but I’d assume they’ll be a fair amount of confusing levels which are going to require a lot of puzzle solving skills, which is certainly going to be enjoyable, a challenging game for a change.

Like with the previous game, you the player gets to control Batman, your goal is to move around the Arkham City and complete missions, there are primary objectives and loads of sub-missions you can do as well, so you don’t just have to stick to the plot like you do with other games.

Release Date: October 18th 2011

Although the game isn’t going to be released until October 2011, work started on this game way back in February 2009, which is when Arkham Asylum was complete, hopefully developers Rocksteady Studios are able to improve the game, from everything we know so far, it sounds like it’s going to be another massive hit.

Exploring Arkham City

A huge part of the game is free roaming, I mean you can just run around the city all day long if you want too and that’s what it’s been designed for, being able to run though the city, in and out of combat battles with villains and what not. The whole idea about Arkham City is to get the player, which is you to think like Batman, you need to “be in his shoes” to complete the game properly, at least that’s the idea behind it.

Obviously being able to roam around, means you have access to quite a lot of different areas, which is why you’ll notice a lot more villains in the game in general, I don’t think this is because they wanted to make it look like the city is popular, but simply to give you more to do.


There were a few rumours about their being a multiplayer mode in Batman Arkham City, which was started shortly after the game was announced officially, but Rocksteady Studios denied having a multiplayer mode in the game, from what I know they believe it’s best to keep it single player and that’s what they’ve focused on. I don’t blame them; single player gaming and multiple player gaming are completely different.

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Published: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Last Modified: March 31, 2011

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