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Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 announced

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 announced

Little is know about Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 at the moment, but the Joker is set to appear.

Warner Bros. has announced the existence of Batman: Arkham Asylum 2, sequel to the popular comic-based game from earlier this year and currently a popular contender for Game of the Year.

Warner Bros. has apparently taken over the publishing for the game, while Rocksteady will return to develop the sequel.

Details on the game are scarce - there's no hint of platforms, release date or plot, but a teaser trailer has been released which shows chaos in Gotham City and the Joker, tended by Harley Quinn, chuckling. He does that a lot.

A new website for the site has sprung up too, ArkhamHasMoved.com, which hints that the game may no longer be set in Arkham Asylum - or that the asylum itself will be located elsewhere.

"We are thrilled to build a global game franchise from Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is receiving an incredible response from gamers and fans of Batman around the world," said WBIE president Martin Tremblay.

"Rocksteady has taken Batman to a new level in the videogame space and we are committed to delivering a sequel the fans will love."

Check our Batman: Arkham Asylum review for more information and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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NuTech 14th December 2009, 11:45 Quote
I really hope they're done with the Arkham Asylum location from the first game. Don't get me wrong, it was fantastic once, but the game dragged on for too long which was only exasperated by all the backtracking you had to do around Arkham.

It will be interesting to see where they take Batman, as the game definitely worked best in enclosed spaces.

Honestly I'm just really glad they resisted the common urge in superhero games to make them open-world. Far too much potential for failure.
Krikkit 14th December 2009, 11:46 Quote
I was just thinking to myself yesterday "Surely there's a Batman 2 in the works, I wonder if it's been announced yet or not".

Whenever it's out I'm excited. AA was awesome. :D
CardJoe 14th December 2009, 11:47 Quote
Agreed. I'd like to see Gotham at large, or focus it on Wayne Manor.
Darkedge 14th December 2009, 12:02 Quote
It's Gotham at large (though inexplicably Arkham is now ALOT close to the city as you can see from the trailer. I'm sure it's been in development since they finished the first as there are so many preorders/hype for AA1.
Fingers crossed it lives up to the first one and dare I say surpasses it?
500mph 14th December 2009, 12:09 Quote
Seems like the Asylum is set up in the slums of Gotham that were walled off.
Jack_Pepsi 14th December 2009, 12:13 Quote
Think I better get the first one.

:P
Baz 14th December 2009, 12:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by 500mph
Seems like the Asylum is set up in the slums of Gotham that were walled off.

It's set in Gotham General Hospital.
ChaosDefinesOrder 14th December 2009, 12:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Think I better get the first one.

:P

well you missed out on the 50% sale on it a week or so ago! got it for £15 on Steam during that sale!
Tokukachi 14th December 2009, 15:35 Quote
I want Batman AA, in a sandbox world where you can drive the batmobile (maybe unlock different ones) but wit the same combat system and more detective stuff.
kylew 14th December 2009, 15:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Think I better get the first one.

:P

well you missed out on the 50% sale on it a week or so ago! got it for £15 on Steam during that sale!

I got an even better deal on it! £0 for the steam version! :D
ChaosDefinesOrder 14th December 2009, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by kylew
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Think I better get the first one.

:P

well you missed out on the 50% sale on it a week or so ago! got it for £15 on Steam during that sale!

I got an even better deal on it! £0 for the steam version! :D

Pirated or gift'ed by a friend? Former is a big no-no and you should be ashamed of yourself
Zero_UK 15th December 2009, 07:49 Quote
^ Probably the Batman AA with the Nvida GTX260-285's? thats where I got my copy :) hopefully not pirated.
kylew 15th December 2009, 11:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
Pirated or gift'ed by a friend? Former is a big no-no and you should be ashamed of yourself

Gift'ed? seriously? I despair.

No it wasn't gifted, as I said, it's on steam, so it also wasn't pirated.

I went to some 3D Vision demonstration at the Overclockers UK store (in Stoke) where they were giving out copies of the game (well steam serials).
wuyanxu 15th December 2009, 11:55 Quote
brilliant game the first one.

from the teaser, looks like Arkham has moved to the middle of the city, with area surrounding Arkham to be playable in a sandbox way.
cool_dude 15th December 2009, 13:14 Quote
awesome... hopefully we get to drive some vechicles in this one
Javerh 15th December 2009, 15:00 Quote
Batplane! Batplane! Batplane!
SeewRipsmem 17th December 2009, 07:11 Quote
Hi guys reformatted and backup everything yesterday. Problem is batman arkham asylum either refuses to recognise my saves or says its corrupt. How I hate windows live, all other games steam include had no issue when I copied the save games back into their main folders.
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