A brand spanking new trailer for Batman: Arkham City, the 2011 follow-up to the fantastic Arkham Asylum, seems to reveal Dr. Hugo Strange as a key villain in the game. There’s no gameplay shown, but it’s pretty cool, and worth a watch.
And if you’re a gamer, hit the jump for links to a couple of other awesome new teasers that were revealed in the last few minutes, including Mass Effect 3, and the hugely-anticipated, newly-revealed Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (set for release on 11/11/11).
Here’s the trailer which was shown tonight at the Spike Video Game Awards. Doesn’t Hugo Strange sound an awful lot like Christopher Lee?
Taking place a year after the events of Arkham Asylum, Arkham City sees a huge section of Gotham City itself turned into a city for prisoners of the asylum, who have been given free reign (provided they don’t try to escape). Obviously, a huge number of new gameplay features will be added, in addition to new multiplayer stuff (it seems like there might be some sort of co-op element involving Catwoman). Considering how good Arkham Asylum was, I’m hugely looking forward to this. If only all the other comic book properties were adapted in such a great way…
What with Catwoman, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, and the returns of The Joker, Harley Quinn, and the Riddler, Arkham City is shaping up to have quite a roster of villains. It’s due out some time in the third quarter of next year.
Current rumours suggest Hugo Strange will be the villain in The Dark Knight Rises too – do you think he has been included in the game to coincide with this, or is it purely a coincidence?
And yes, in other quick gaming news (trailers that have also been shown at the Spike VGAs):
– The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been revealed in a short little teaser that contains enough epic narration and choir to give one a large amount of goosebumps. Coming out on 11th November 2011, it’s much closer to release than I thought it’d be. I can’t wait to explore another beautiful fantasy world, and coming 5 years after Oblivion, the graphics are (hopefully) going to be even more gorgeous. I want.
– Another short teaser for the conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy. This is coming Holiday 2011. While I hope it doesn’t sacrifice space-faring and exploration for too much of a focus on a war-torn Earth, it still looks frickin’ great. 2011 is shaping up to be an AMAZING year for games.