My inaugural post back from my month of traveling opens to some pretty fun news. The anticipated sequel to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, the “most critically acclaimed superhero game ever,” has finally been given a name: Batman: Arkham City.
The vague snippet of a teaser that debuted at the 2009 VGAs showed Bruce Wayne’s beloved Gotham going to the madhouse — but with this revealed title, it seems that the madhouse made its way to Gotham. (See what I did there?)
“Heavily fortified” and in a “sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City,” Batman: Arkham City weaves an all-new tale of the Caped Crusader, as he enforces his righteous, knuckle-y vengeance in “the new maximum security ‘home’ for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.” No doubt we will see more than a few familiar faces from the Batman universe wreaking havoc in the streets. Here’s hoping we get a little Ra’s Al Ghul action.
The game is slated to release on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and the PC next fall.