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Many gamers spent hours scouring every nook and cranny of Arkham Asylum last year. Whether it was Riddler trophies, interview tapes, or Chronicles of Arkham, the game wasn't short on hidden goodies. However, there was one area that most people never even knew existed...Warden Quincy Sharp's secret room. Inside this area, you can clearly see blueprints that lay out Arkham City. We ask developer Rocksteady how it remained hidden for so long and we provide a video guide on how to find it yourself.
Even if you've played Batman: Arkham Asylum through and through, got 100 percent clearance, and unlocked all of the achievements or trophies, you still probably haven't found Warden Sharp's secret room right off of his office. It's not located on any of the maps. You can't see the weak wall with Batman's detective vision. And you can only blow it up with several applications of explosive foam. We asked Rocksteady Studios lead narrative designer Paul Crocker how the team kept it hidden in the Internet age:
While building Batman: Arkham Asylum, we placed a number of ‘hooks’ into the game that tie into the ‘Arkham-Verse’. From the beginning we knew that Quincy was a bad guy, and planned what his next move would be. The room obviously ties into Arkham City, but to be fair, we hid it pretty well. We did assume that it would be found eventually and after following forum posts for 6 months or so, decided to announce it in the ‘Game of the Year’ podcast. The fans of the game have been amazing and again, reading the forums, we can see how much they value the efforts we have put into creating the background stories for the various characters and it was great to see all the posts and theories about the secret room once it was discovered. What I think people are really going to enjoy is not just how Arkham Asylum led to Arkham City, but also how the story in Arkham City sheds new light on the events you saw in Arkham Asylum.
Go ahead and give Arkham Asylum another spin in your console if you'd like to check it out for yourself. We show you exactly how to find it in the video below.
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Hey Sharppy, love what you've done with the place.
That's badass. I thought it was kind of strange that they had a trailer for Arkham City up only a few months after Arkham Asylum was released but this makes it pretty clear that they had then next game planned so it makes sense now. That's a pretty awesome easter egg too. I'm amazed no one found in in the for over 6 months after the game's release. I wonder how long it would have taken for people to find it if the development team hadn't revealed it.
That is nuts. I'll definitely go back and check it out.
That is insane, how would one even think to look there??? Did anyone on here find this room before it was revealed? I feel the need to go play Batman now.
Wow, Rocksteady is incredible.
I might in the next few days. I played that game a few weeks ago. I have yet to beat it on Hard but I plan on it.
Wow. I thought I'd found everything Arkham Asylum had hidden in its corridors. Oh yeah! And I got this month's GI today! Time to read the cover story!
Wow its rare that an easter egg stays hidden for this long. You would think that someone would have leaked that info some time ago.
I remember finding this back when I first got the game, thought I was soooooooooooo special until I went to the forums and figured out that some people were way ahead of me :(. Cool lil secret area, thanks for showing the poeple who havent seen it, they way to find it.
Now has anyone found the secret in Mega Man 9 that Seth K's been dangling out there for a year now?
Wow, that's awesome! That's a great little touch that I never found. So much for my "World's Greatest Detective" achievement >.<
Well, maybe the "Freeflow Perfection" makes up for it =)
Nice, I gotta try this
Man I feel bad since I need to finish that game, got to Killer Croc and had to return the game.
On topic though that is pretty cool to know that the room stayed hidden all this time and only recently has it been found. Can't wait to hear what they have to say about it in the future.
for some reason i knew there was a very well hidden secret that i have not found yet
Wow! That's awesome! This is why the sequel will eclipse the original - not an easy feat. But totally within' Rocksteady's ability!
These developers know how to please gamers. The ingame secrets were difficult enough already. Now they added hidden, hidden easter egg. That's just bliss.
Dude thts smart i never would've found it
This is Great! I beat the game completely and I never even knew this was in the game.