More Arkham City Images

The Batman and his friends are looking rather handsome indeed. First there was this batch of loveliness, and now there’s a bit more, which I’ve posted below in a gallery fashion. If you’re a fan of wearing leather and punching men in the face, then you scare me. Also, this game is probably going to be a big deal.

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  1. DevilSShadoW says:

    just looks like more arkham asylum
    but in a city

    • subedii says:

      You say that as if it’s a bad thing.

    • DevilSShadoW says:

      oh i meant that in the most positive of manners
      forgive my initial response but i am under the influence of alcohol and that has a huge impact on my read/write capabilities

    • DevilSShadoW says:

      so, what i was actually trying to say was

    • pupsikaso says:

      Hi-five! o/

  2. Skusey says:

    Looks tight.

  3. Urthman says:

    I very much do not want to be the goon Batman is looking at in Screenshot 4.

    (Didn’t DC do an “event” where Gotham was abandoned to the criminals for a year? I wonder if that story was any good and if this borrows anything from it.)

    • subedii says:

      Yes, and yes.

      It was called “No Man’s Land” and it basically centred around Gotham being declared a disaster area and cut off from the rest of the world after being destroyed by a series of catastrophes. IIRC the devs are drawing some influence from that.

      Couldn’t say how good it was, never read it.

    • Moni says:

      It was a bit rubbish, mostly because it was an cross-over event.

      Although, Harley Quinn’s mini-series thing was really good, from what I remember.

    • theblazeuk says:

      I quite liked No Mans Land, if only for the tribal territories of the Gotham Cops (the bits which kind of worked as a society) and the way the vigilantes claimed territory with spray paint. They didn’t own their bit…but they’d find you if you did something.

      Oh, and Poison Ivy basically owned Gotham Park. Do *not* enter.

      Ultimately, yes it was kind of stupid and it did suffer from all the crossover confusion. But it was pretty fun while it lasted – and would have made an epic basis for a game.

  4. Nallen says:

    I wonder if I’ll have to go wandering round collecting all his toys again.

  5. Oak says:

    “Join hands, everyone, and let’s say grace.”

  6. Freud says:

    It is a shame they don’t release any new screenshots of the new and supposedly improved detective mode. I know it doesn’t look as pretty, but it would be interesting to see how you will end up playing the game.

  7. Risingson says:

    The first picture is Batman going cruising in a s&m convention, isn’t it?

  8. Brumisator says:

    wallpaper get!

  9. Zyrxil says:

    I really wish it looked less obviously UT3.

  10. Zwebbie says:

    It looks like someone hasn’t the faintest clue of how big the moon is or how close to earth it is. Or which side is which, because it looks flipped left/right.

    • StormTec says:

      Are you looking for astrological accuracy in a videogame about a comic book hero?

    • Saiko Kila says:

      It wouldn’t hurt.

    • Jacka says:

      It’s all part of the Joker’s plan to alter the tides, thereby upsetting the spawning of salmon. The lack of salmon will result in a mass migration of bears south to Gotham where they can be utilised to take over the world.

    • Sunbear says:

      I, on behalf of other bears with migratory tendencies, approve of this comment/plan.

  11. zergrush says:

    Am I the only one to find the Batman character design on AA and this sequel pretty awful?

    He looks like Bane with those extremely oversized muscles, I mean, look at the huge tits on the first and last screenshots.

    But that’s my only complain about the otherwise awesome game, really.

    • zergrush says:


    • AndrewC says:

      Yes, the art style was far too joylessly adolescant but fortunately the actual game was a lot lighter and comic-booky in tone.

    • DrGonzo says:

      The character design was one of the highlights for me in AA. Yeah he was a bit muscley but he is Batman after all. Last time I checked he was meant to be massive.

  12. officialnast says:

    i read some where that you will start off with all of the toys from AA. and youll find new ones throughout the game

  13. Urael says:

    I just bought AA a couple of weeks back and what an absolute joy it is for anyone with a passing interest in the Dark Knight. Plus, if you like the DC Animated stuff – and I lap that shit up like a dog at an oasis – you get all the best voice actors in their long-standing roles, too! Magical.

    This sequel is an absolute must for me. Now if only Spiderman games could be as good…!

  14. Unaco says:

    Have been tempted quite a few times to pick up Arkham Asylum, having heard largely nothing but praise for it. However… a question for people who have played it on PC… Is it playable with Mouse/Keyboard? Or is it the sort of thing you’d get the most out of with a game pad?

    I’ll probably be watching this, and waiting for AA to get a Steam deal or similar.

    • Zyrxil says:

      It plays fine with M/KB, if you’re used to using more than just LMB/RMB on your mouse.

    • Unaco says:

      Errr… I don’t really have anything more than just LMB/RMB on my mouse… except for the Mousewheel/Middle button (which is actually broken on the mouse I have out just now). Are you saying it’s OK with one of those Whizzo 5 or 8 or X button mice, but not so good with just a 2-Button?

    • Shadow Aspect says:

      Unaco, no, he just means using keyboard keys too. I started with that, then switched to wireless 360 pad, but keyboard was perfectly playable.

    • Zyrxil says:

      No, I actually do mean having at least a 5 button mouse so you can have all your attack moves on one hand. I find splitting attack moves button hands rather awkward. And really, a 2 button mouse? Splurge 20 bucks and get an MX518 at least. It’s not 1995.

    • Vandelay says:

      I only have a 2 button (3, if you include pressing the wheel, which the game does use) and the game plays fine. The only other buttons you need in combat, besides WASD movement, are SHIFT and CONTROL, as well as being able to use the Batarang and Batclaw, which are set to Q and C by default (these aren’t even necessary, but can get you large bonuses in the challenge mode.)

      One of the most joyous things about the game, is being able to pull off great combos and it feeling so natural. Using keyboard and mouse didn’t deter from this and I never once had a desire to switch to using a pad (was it one those idiotic games that doesn’t let use anything besides the 360 pad?? I wouldn’t have been able to play with a pad even if I wanted to.)

    • Jad says:

      I have a gamepad in a drawer next to my computer, the mouse & keyboard controls were so good that I didn’t even feel like going through the trouble of plugging the pad in. I also only used two buttons + wheel on my mouse (it is a five-button one, but I rarely use the others for anything other than back & forward in web browsers).

      The game is utterly, stupendously fantastic.

  15. laikapants says:

    Is it 2011 yet? No? Damn. *goes back into Batcave*

  16. Moni says:

    Screenshot 3 is a comedy groin-shot in progress.

  17. Alistair says:

    It’s fine with a normal mouse. There’s one minor bat-move in particular which is an awkward control combination as I recall, but no it’s well worth picking up. And anyway, there’s a demo.

  18. Cooper says:

    I’ve been wondering what would happen if the sequel to Arkham Asylum went down the ‘darker and edgier’ trope of sequels.
    I was kind of hoping we’d have a “Batman-in-drug-and-drink-fuelled-nihilistic-suicide-violence-romp-after-catwoman-turns-out-to-be-his-long-lost-twin-brother-and-then-turns-on-him-and-nicks-his-fortune”-sim-’em-up.

  19. Ravenger says:

    I hope this doesn’t use GFWL. Having my save game for Arkham Asylum miraculously ‘corrupt’ when I upgraded to Windows 7 was slightly annoying to say the least.

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  21. CommanderZx2 says:

    It looks amazing, I hope they include some Physx features in this one as well. I quite liked the addition of the physx special effects in the previous Batman AA game.

  22. Lambchops says:

    I reckon it’ll be solid.

  23. Miko says:

    Arkham Asylum was great, but I’d had my fill before the end. Don’t want seconds, thanks.

    It must have been a decade or so since I had any interest in a direct sequel to a game I’d already played.

  24. GeekZenith says:

    Man alive this game looks fantastical! *drools*

  25. MadMinstrel says:

    But, but, but…. What are Joker goons doing in this game? Wasn’t Joker supposed to be taken care of in the last game? More importantly, wasn’t Arkham Asylum supposed to be Hamill’s last time as Joker?

  26. The Magic says:

    The moment I saw all those hero moment pictures, the first thing that came out of my mouth was the theme tune to “The New Adventures of Superman”

  27. Christian Dannie Storgaard says:

    So, according to the first screenshot, Batman’s arms are translucent and his cape is made from stretched textures. Wait… is that a proper material?

  28. Davey Jones says:


    I never did like his character design. Too many steroids, not enough “I look like I could actually hide in the shadows.” All the glowing bits were nonsense, too, in his armoured variant. Honestly, if they took the Spiderman Ultimate engine, ramped up the lighting and shadows to modern standards, and made Batman proportional, yet comically stretchy like a cartoon, I’d be happy. But I’m one of those weirdos that will buy a train simulator if it’s cel-shaded