One of the year’s most anticipated video game titles, Batman: Arkham City, just generated more excitement! A 12 minute long gameplay trailer was released today and it features Catwoman as a fully playable character. You can watch the ‘epic’ trailer below.
Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to release Batman: Arkham City on October 18, 2011 in North America, October 19, 2011 in Australia, and October 21, 2011 in Europe for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
The story for Arkham City takes place about one year after the events of Arkham Asylum. Quincy Sharp, former warden of Arkham Asylum, has taken credit for stopping the Joker, and used the notoriety to become mayor of Gotham City. As neither Arkham nor Blackgate Prison are in any condition to detain 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 hires psychiatrist Hugo Strange who appears to have his own secret agenda for the city. Batman maintains a vigil over the city, worried that the situation may get out of hand.
– The Comic Book Critic