It wasn’t until 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum that the Batman franchise meant anything to gamers. Prior to Arkham Asylum the Batman name had been dragged through the mud with game after game that had no idea how to handle a character so varied as the Dark Knight. Arkham Asylum finally got it right allowing Batman to use both his brain and brawn. The attention to detail and loving care by the team at Rocksteady was incredibly amplified for the sequel Batman: Arkham City. Much like Christopher Nolan, Rocksteady on their second tour of duty with the Caped Crusader have created a masterpiece.
According to an article posted on arkhamcity.co.uk, there’s a little speculation about whether the Caped Crusader’s sidekick, Robin, will appear in Batman: Arkham City. Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill commented on recent comic book versions of Robin and was asked if he will be included in the game.
IGN reports that Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman will play a major role in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. Sometimes she’s Batman’s adversary, other times she’s his ally and love interest. Always morally ambiguous, Catwoman will add a lot of intrigue as well as sexual tension to the story.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will publish the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Batman: Arkham Asylum. It is currently in development with Rocksteady Studios. As far as possible villains for the Dark Knight’s next outing, PlayStationLifestyle.net reports that we might confront Mr. Freeze, The Black Mask, and…Two Face!
Gamers can get a taste of the dark recesses of Arkham Asylum and perhaps Batman’s psyche on August 7 when the playable demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum becomes available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. The Windows version can be downloaded from www.batmanarkhamasylum.com .The full game will be available in stores August 25.