Hooray for more Batman: Arkham City news!
Strictly speaking, this news does not have to do with gameplay, characters or even villains. No, this deals with one of the most impressive elements from Batman: Arkham Asylum – the story.
According to DC, Arkham City takes place 18 months after the events of Arkham Asylum, and this in-between time will be explained in a six-issue comic book series beginning this May written by Paul Dini (who wrote both games) and game artist Carlos D’anda.
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY picks up one year after the original game, where former Arkham Warden turned newly elected Mayor of Gotham City Quincy Sharp has decided to close down the infamous institution. In its stead, he establishes “Arkham City,” the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, inmates can roam free and do whatever they want as long as they don’t try to escape. To run this urban prison, Sharp has appointed Dr. Hugo Strange, a man who knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
According to Comics Alliance, the comics will be released in print and digitally simultaneously for $2.99 each. As well, DC will release eight-page digital interludes from a variety of artists for $0.99 that will also expand the narrative. All of the content will later be assembled in a collected edition (which will also probably be included in some special edition of the game).
While the game still has a while until it is released, at this point, I will take any information I can get my hands on!
Click below the jump for the official teaser image DC released earlier today for the comic, as well as the amazing trailer for Batman: Arkham City released a few months ago.