Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Joker Goes Wild For "Batman: Arkham City"

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release "Batman: Arkham City", the official sequel to the video game "Batman: Arkham Asylum", September 2011.

"We are thrilled to build a global game franchise from 'Batman: Arkham Asylum,' which is receiving an incredible response from gamers and Batman fans around the world," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

"Rocksteady has taken Batman to a new level in the video game space and we are committed to delivering a sequel the fans will love."

"Batman: Arkham City" features a battered 'Joker (Mark Hamill) ', recovering from wounds received in "Batman: Arkham Asylum", then nursed back to health by 'Harley Quinn' (Arlene Sorkin), as 'Gotham City' descends into chaos.

Other DC Comics villains appearing in the game include 'Mr. Freeze', 'Talia al Ghul', 'Two-Face', the 'Riddler' and 'Catwoman'.

"We are honored to create the next chapter in this compelling story and promise to deliver another game worthy of the 'Dark Knight'", said Sefton Hill, Game Director, Rocksteady Studios.

Written by veteran "Batman" comic book writer Paul Dini, "Arkham Asylum" follows 'The Joker' who instigates an elaborate plot from within 'Arkham Asylum' where many of Batman's other villains have been incarcerated.

Batman investigates and learns that the Joker is trying to create an army of creatures to threaten 'Gotham City'.

The game's main characters are voiced by actors from DC's animated features including Kevin Conroy as Batman.

The game is played as a third-person perspective action-adventure with a focus on Batman's combat abilities, stealth and detective skills, using an arsenal of gadgets.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman: Arkham Asylum" and "Batman: Arkham City"...