Batman: Arkham City
Gamescom 2011: Batman: Arkham City Interview - Paul Crocker Talks Villains, Challenges and Robin
Written Thursday, September 01, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Batman: Arkham Asylum raised the bar to an astronomical height for comic book superhero games back in 2009, and in the two years since it did the Dark Knight the justice he so richly deserved, nothing else has come close to emulating its perfectly pitched atmosphere, simple yet sophisticated combat and overall brilliance.

Until now that is... Batman: Arkham City takes Arkham Asylum and expands it in every direction, with a bigger chunk of Gotham to explore, more villains to bring down, a broader combat arsenal for Batman and the introduction of Catwoman and Robin.

We took some time out at Gamescom to talk all things Arkham City with the game's Lead Narrative Designer, Paul Crocker, grilling him to find out more about the Challenge Rooms, the menagerie of diabolical criminals and how characters like the Riddler and Bane fit into the story this time around.

The Dark Knight returns in Batman: Arkham City on October 18th in North America and October 21st in Europe.


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Comment #1 by Riptide9
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 06:05:58 PM
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amazing, can't wait to switch it up as catwoman and fight alongside bane. time won't move quick enough

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Comment #2 by andy_505-
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 06:50:07 PM
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October 18th- the day my social life ends

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Comment #3 by snakemaster7
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 06:51:10 PM
(5Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment't........handle.........the greatness..............

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Comment #4 by Riven11
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 06:51:27 PM
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400+ Riddler challenges to collect this time. Should make for a fun trophy

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Comment #5 by BBM
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 07:18:33 PM
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Liking the sound of the Bane story, but also can't help but wonder about Croc and Scarecrow... hmm. Should be an awesome game though.

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Comment #6 by Aboelsas
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 08:43:22 PM
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i must be dreaming this can't be true too good to be true !!

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Comment #7 by Psychosocials
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 03:55:35 AM
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Roll on October 21st! GOTY, i would say easily but with so many amazing games its gonna be a close call!

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Comment #8 by markydr13
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 03:57:48 AM
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Looks amazing, achievement list is out on sister site btw if u wanna check it out!!

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Comment #9 by sanchezz4387
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 04:11:31 AM
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Scarecrow has to be in this game if the joker is bac.k then. Scarecrow must be his sections in AA were amazing

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Comment #10 by StAjora
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 08:26:52 AM
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I found Scarecrow part dull and out of the action but thats just me ...

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Comment #11 by Beanietheman PST
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:59:10 AM
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Comment #12 by plungeybabie
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 06:24:29 PM
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so europe and america are the only places in the world, what about NEW ZEALAND MAN

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Comment #13 by ChrisNDonna
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 01:23:48 PM
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I have started sleeping upside down to get ready for Oct 18

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Comment #14 by Mr Sorrow89
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:51:00 PM
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Only thing that suck... Is that I still have to wait 29 days because I live in Europe... God damn you lucky US guys :D

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Comment #15 by Draycott
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 05:15:59 AM
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lol 400+ Riddler challenges to collect that's gonna be fun :D
Wonder how hard the challanges are going to be this time ^^
looking forward to this game and many others so much, like stated above many good games are coming out in a short period of time, Hope i good enough cash saved up 8D.

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Comment #16 by mazvem
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:36:25 AM
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Can't buy them all

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Comment #17 by SLIPKNOTS DEMON
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 04:38:22 PM
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had the first game on 360 so i decided to try this one out on ps3, either way cant wait

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Comment #18 by wwedarkman
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 09:15:46 AM
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Sometimes sequels to epic games become lack luster. They either add new skins, do a lot of copy and pasting. I have to say that this sequel has far surpassed the predictions. There is so much to explore and do it's ridiculous. 440 Riddler trophies to find and unlock. The riddler traps are hard to figure out, but so cool when you do. All of the gadgets that are included now are awesome, including an Ice blast and Ice mine. I can't tell you how many times i cracked up watching an enemy walk into the ice mine and freeze up. So awesome!

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Game Info


US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011
Japan November 23, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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