Batman: Arkham City
Gamescom 2011: Batman: Arkham City Interview - Paul Crocker Talks Villains, Challenges and Robin
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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 komandoebunie93
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:17:19 PM
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Sweet gotta get this!

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Comment #3 by Devon012
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:32:58 PM
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Can't wait for this game. Loved the first one.

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Comment #4 by GameStyle91
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:33:07 PM
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please rocksteady. take my money. : )

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Comment #5 by Riskbreaker XYZ
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:33:30 PM
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Just becuase YOU looked like a gimp with your home-made attempt at a latex superhero suit...

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Comment #7 by Riskbreaker XYZ
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:35:21 PM
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At #2, obviously

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Comment #8 by LeeJ2512
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 05:52:34 PM
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awesome! Like the Bane bit, really want Bane and Batman to work together without a fight between them :(

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Comment #9 by Dabeast999
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 09:30:59 PM
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Just pre-ordered todat at Best Buy, so now I can play as Robin. God i wish i had a time travel device so i can fast foward to October the 19th.

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Comment #10 by xXmyxxmastaXx
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 09:59:09 PM
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@9 i did too see you o the leaderboards :)

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Comment #11 by Dabeast999
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 10:36:09 PM
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@10 you got it man. I hope Robin is great and I like the achievement list on this game, even though it seems they added more stupid ass combat challenges. God those things got me so angry on Arkham Asylum.

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Comment #12 by navvy626
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 06:18:06 AM
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this is going to be the best game of 2011 like arkham asylum was for 2009, batman kicks ass!!!

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Comment #13 by packers4life12
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 07:03:54 AM
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man i hope this game gets DLC....:)

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Comment #14 by cheevo360
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 07:30:16 AM
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It's next month!! :D

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Comment #15 by donlowc06
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 08:31:15 AM
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Just finished up the last combat challenges of AA...can't wait to start it all over again

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Comment #16 by Spectreshade85
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 12:01:52 PM
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I hate that they added more combat challenges. They were fun but using have the time to dedicate beating all of them on gold...tried for several days but just couldn't get it. I'll get this, but will probably not 1k it, which will bug me like my AA score...

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Comment #17 by Spectreshade85
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 02:42:31 PM
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Errr, I mean "I don't," not "using."

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Comment #18 by CrownlessKing
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 12:59:25 AM
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Ah that's what the Riddler thing was about. I was confused after seeing the achievements.

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Comment #19 by boltsinxli
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:38:45 PM
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I think they should add challenge maps as DLC which let you play as different characters (villains!) and have achievements with them

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Comment #20 by Iceskater101
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 05:47:48 PM
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ahhhh I'm so excited for this game :D :D :D

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Comment #21 by Peck4
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:36:05 AM
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Shut up and give me my game 'cause i've already given my money to you

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Comment #22 by sepasitiano machiavelli
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:05:16 PM
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Comment #23 by Mugen Floyd
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 10:08:53 AM
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I´m agree with boltsinxlii, there would be some challenge with the charactere villans, it would be more fun for everybody.

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US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011

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