We recently saw a new game trailer for Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum which sold over 2 million copies in it’s first week and it earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for the “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game”.
For those who were intrigued by the trailer, Warner Bros has announced that the game and will be coming to PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in fall 2011.
The story for Arkham City takes place one year after the events of Arkham Asylum. Quincy Sharp, former warden of Arkham Asylum, has taken credit for stopping the Joker, and used that notoriety to become mayor of Gotham City. As neither Arkham nor Blackgate Prison are in any condition to hold inmates, Sharp buys out a large section of Gotham’s slums and arms the perimeter with private military contractors from a group called Tyger in order to create “Arkham City”.
The prisoners are brought into Arkham City and are given free rein, as long as they do not attempt escape. To oversee the city, Sharp uses psychiatrist Hugo Strange who appears to have his own secret agenda for the city. Hugo secretly knows that Batman is really Bruce Wayne and attacks him with guards in Arkham City. Batman maintains a vigil over the city, worried that the situation may get out of hand.
The events of the game are set in motion when Two-Face, seeking to gain status among the inmates and other villains outside the city, devises a plan to publicly execute Catwoman. Batman decides for both the safety of Gotham and of his past relationship with Catwoman that he must stop the execution by entering Arkham City himself.