The first trailer to feature game play from the upcoming sequel to Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, was recently released. It’s posted below so you can take a peek for yourself.
The game play looks very similar to the first game, but way more open. It almost looks as if they took the wide open space that was between the sections of Arkham Asylum and made the game to be like that section, which is fine by me as that was my favorite section in which to play. You get to see Two Face in the trailer, as well as Harley and Cat Woman. It appears that you have to team up with Cat Woman, at least for a bit, as it shows in the trailer Batman saving her from a sniper’s bullet. It also seems that “detective mode” is returning to the game. I just hope they found a way to balance it a bit better so you don’t spend the whole game in that mode so you can see heartbeats.
I am a little surprised that there doesn’t seem to be any graphical improvements. There was nothing wrong with the graphics of the first game per se, I just like to see a little advancement with each game. There are some cool things hinted at in the trailer. One of the coolest I’d say was using the grappling hook to attach to a helicopter and ride around. I want to do that!
Arkham City will be released on October 18th on Playstation3, Xbox 360, and PC.