By Nathan HardistyWarner Bros. have announced that the sequel to the 2009 smash hit Batman: Arkham Asylum will be launching on October 18 in the US, October 19 in Australia, and October 21 here in Europe on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Batman: Arkham City builds upon its predecessor in delivering a more realised world set within the slums of Gotham, introducing new gadgets and intriguing elements. Villains and other bits hinted towards in the previous game will make a showing, such as Mr Freeze.
Quite frankly, 2009 was one of the greatest video game years in recent memory. Not only because of all the great titles such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but also because of Arkham Asylum. Comic books have enjoyed a delicious transfer to the filmic world, becoming masterpieces in themselves, but it was fantastic finally having a true comic book game. It was well-paced, brilliant in its exploration of Batman history, and remains the greatest comic book game of all time.
SYNOPSIS: Batman: Arkham City is set one year after the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, and the Rogues Gallery will include, among others, The Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman and Harley Quinn. The Riddler will also return with a more complicated version of his Challenges from the first game.