Good news for those out there reluctant to simply pop a “2” at the end of the upcoming sequel to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum. After all, we’ve already heard that the next chapter in Batman’s relentless mission to clean up Gotham will see the Caped Crusader take to the city’s streets, so it’s a little disingenuous to have the word “Asylum” in the title again. Unless, you know, he’s going back there. And, well, why would he?
Fittingly, it should come as no surprise that the new game is actually called: Batman: Arkham City, likely a requirement to brand the game with something similar to the first title yet still allude to the wider scope of the sophomore effort.
The newly named sequel, which promises to deliver “a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe” according to Warners, is scheduled to hit in autumn, 2011. Yes, a year away. Just enough time to clean your tights and polish those batarangs.
Finally, and just like their InFamous 2 reveal, it appears the guys over at GameInformer have scored another big scoop. The next edition of the magazine will be graced by the Dark Knight himself, with more details about the sequel contained within its dark, rain-soaked pages.
Update: That GameInformer cover mentioned above? Images have just hit the web. That sure does look like Catwoman …