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Batman: Arkham City announced, no longer Arkham Asylum 2

Submitted by on Thursday, 5 August 20107 Comments

The sequel to one of 2009’s greatest games Batman: Askham Asylum was announced with a massively unoriginal name by simply sticking the number 2 at the end. This was especially strange considering the second game could no longer be based in Arkham Asylum.

So Warner Brothers have gone back to the drawing board and come up with a brand new name: Batman: Arkham City.

Arkham City is out Autumn/Fall 2011 and is being developed by Rocksteady Studios after their great success the first time around.

The news comes from DC Comics’ blog, who had this to say with the first details of the game:

[The game] expands upon the gritty, atmospheric scenery and characterization that catapulted BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM to the forefront. It is set in a sequestered section of Gotham City that has become the home for the criminally insane. Players are introduced to a brand new story that bring together an ensemble cast of characters and villains from the Batman universe, as well as enhanced gameplay features that build upon the ultra-realistic Dark Knight experience that fans enjoyed with BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM.

So just over a year to wait for this game, and given how awesome the first title was, we’d be lying if we said we’re not excited for this one.