Even though the much anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum is not going to be released for at least a year (expected release is Fall 2011), fans have gone rabid for information ever since it was released. Luckily, we here at Nerdbastards have you covered!
According to the latest issue of Game Informer, which features the cover seen above, Batman: Arkham City will find Bats in a walled-off prison area of Gotham that is controlled by some of the meanest and baddest of Batman’s rogue’s gallery.
According to the director of the game, Sefton Hill, the game will begin with Batman having many of his moves from the first game, as well as most of his gadgets. Not only is that unheard of in most sequels, but it also means that the game creators will have more moves (confirmed as at least twice as many in the sequel) and gadgets coming in the game.
And, as if that news wasn’t enough?
Our objective in this game is not to make the biggest game we can, but to make the best game possible. Gamers who played ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ will know how dedicated we are as a studio to injecting an incredible amount of detail into every environment we build. It is this attention to detail that gives our games the deep and intense atmosphere that so many players have found so compelling, and so we have had to seriously scale up our art team in order to bring the same level of detail to ‘Arkham City,’ which is about 4-5 times bigger than ‘Arkham Asylum.’
Yeah, you read right … 4-5 times bigger than the original, which was already fairly large to being with!
Stay tuned to Nerdbastards for all your Batman: Arkham City news as it comes up!