Batman: Arkham City Release Date Announced

Warner Bros. has announced that Batman: Arkham City will be released on October 18th in North America, October 19th in Australia, and October 21st in Europe. As you may remember, Arkham City came in at number 16 in our top 100 games of 2011 list. To say that we’re excited about the sequel would be an understatement.

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The world of Arkham City is stated to be five times larger than Arkham Asylum’s and is set right in the heart of Gotham City. Some of the villains confirmed so far include Two-Face, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Hugo Strange, and The Joker.

Check out the new screenshots below.

Source: Press Release

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30 Comments

  1. It really does look amazing, what incredible details in those shots. I never thought I’d say this after my feelings about the first but I’m genuinely excited.

    • …You didn’t enjoy the first? O_O

  2. great news, for some reason I thought this was heading for a 2012 release date. Would have liked this in August to break up the drought, glad its 2011 though!

  3. It’s in the diary! This may have to be a pre-order for me. Loved Arkham Asylum.

  4. Thank the great minds behind game rentals for this year’s amazing games. I never got the first one but borrowed it from a friend this time last year and although my time with it was short thanks to my love of FFXIII it was a super game albeit one which someone who didn’t care for batman could very easily critisize.

  5. Majorly excited about this, its gunna be awesome! And the screens are looking stunning!

  6. Looking forward to this as I thoroughly enjoyed the first. The only slight worry for me from reading previews is the heavy use of detective mode compared to the original, which I thought was overdone a little.

  7. Damn, I was so hoping for this to be before my birthday in September. Nonetheless, this news is great.

  8. Eee I can’t wait for this! I found out some awesome little nuggets of info a few weeks ago about it that I’ve been dying to share but I’m being good. Sigh. Needless to say, awesome!

  9. Wait. Does that clown only have one arm?

    • lol, I think it’s behind his back. Maybe. O_o.

      • Definitely only has one arm, hence the giant scar! Batman must have yanked it off when he wasn’t looking.

      • Yeah, you’re right. I was looking at the smaller version and the scar looked like an outline for his arm.

        Batman messed him up!

      • Maybe it’s just the clowns schtick. No squirty flower? One arm it is then …. :3

  10. It looks like the clown at the end of Zombieland.

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