Looks like one of the biggest secrets hidden within the murky depths of Batman: Arkham Asylum managed to remain unsolved for a lot longer than the designers originally expected. Interestingly, it also sheds some light on the recently named sequel’s curious title. It’s not on the maps, you won’t see it with Batman’s handy detecto-vision, in fact, only a well-placed explosion will reveal Warden Quincy Sharp’s secret room. And what’s inside worth discovering? Blueprints to Arkham City, the location of the second game.
Game Informer have been talking to Rocksteady’s Paul Crocker about the peculiar titbit and how it remainded undiscovered for so long. He states:
While building Batman: Arkham Asylum, we placed a number of ‘hooks’ into the game that tie into the ‘Arkham-Verse’. From the beginning we knew that Quincy was a bad guy, and planned what his next move would be. The room obviously ties into Arkham City, but to be fair, we hid it pretty well. We did assume that it would be found eventually and after following forum posts for 6 months or so, decided to announce it in the ‘Game of the Year’ podcast. The fans of the game have been amazing and again, reading the forums, we can see how much they value the efforts we have put into creating the background stories for the various characters and it was great to see all the posts and theories about the secret room once it was discovered. What I think people are really going to enjoy is not just how Arkham Asylum led to Arkham City, but also how the story in Arkham City sheds new light on the events you saw in Arkham Asylum.
Check out the source link below for a video of exactly how to find the interesting Easter egg. Thankfully, it looks like the designers weren’t dropped on their heads and will be providing an explanation as to why Arkham City as a concept actually makes sense. We hope.
Source: Game Informer