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The only two guys who have seen the exciting sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum outside of Rocksteady and Warner Bros. will answer all of your questions in an upcoming podcast.Now that our huge 12-page cover story on Batman: Arkham City has been out in the wild for a bit, we're hoping that most of you have had a chance to read through it. If there's anything you're still curious about, we'll do our best to answer any questions you have based on our time with the game. Leave any questions that you have in the comments below and don't forget to check out the Arkham City hub for more content.
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Will there be more than just pressing X and Y(to counter) in combat?
Will it still take Batman a long time to knock-out a downed opponent or to do a silent take down? I found that kind of annoying in the Arkham Asylum.
Ok so i read the part in Gameinformer but i still want to know if you get to ride the bat mobile in the sequel plz tell me!!!!!.And is there a speical for PS3 like there was in the last game i hope you can like play as two face or another villain on a callenge map
What gameplay addition looks the most promising?
WILL YOU BE ABLE TO HIDE IN THE SHADOWS?
Why should I play this game? I know the first game was supposed to be killer, but I never got around to playing it. Assuming I don't play it before the sequel comes out, what should motivate me to play this game? What makes it stand out form all of the horrible super hero games that I have played. Just been wondering for a while.
Will there be explosive batarangs i really want them!!!! Will Arkham city be split up in different gang hideouts and if so will those areas look different.
1) what villians are going to be in the game?
2) will there be co-op and if so with whom (catwoman or robin)?
3) what upgrades will there be?
4) who else will be making an apperearnce in Arkham City?
5) is there going to be like another riddler thing (or as you guys like to put it, side quest missions)?
Oh and I havent read the magizine yet. Just two quick questions on that: was there anything on birth by sleep and what was inside the arkham city part?
When will i get my GI in the mail? D:
There's been a little talk about new gadgets and new uses for old gadgets. What are they and how will they work?
First of all, let me answer all the questions I see in the comments that I already know the answer to (P.S. I have not played/developed Batman: Arkham City, so everything I say is based off of a few articles and my own reasoning/logic).
Challenge Mode: Definitely (It was one of the most popular extras from Asylum, they aren't going to leave it out in the sequel).
How big: based on the blueprints in Sharp's secret room, probably at least twice the size of the asylum.
Sandbox or Castlevania-esque: Probably a lot more freedom than the last game (what with multiple side quests, a giant world to explore, and probably lots of hidden collectibles), but it will still try to constantly move the story forward, unlike some sandbox games.
Main villain: Two-Face (The Joker still plays a MAJOR role, but Dent is the big cheese because ol' Uncle J is still recovering from the time he became the BIG MAN at Arkham Asylum.
Names of the villains: Probably almost every villain you faced in Asylum, plus all the villains who had some of their trademark items hidden throughout Asylum (Freeze, Black Mask, etc.). Only way to find out everyone is to play the game and get all the collectibles.
Fate of Detective Mode: As seen in some of the screen-shots posted in the article, it is still here, except now it basically just adds the heartbeat sensors and everything else from detective mode in Asylum to the standard view of the nearby environment, so that the designers' work is fully appreciated.
How open: Probably about as open at the beginning of Arkham 2 as it was at the beginning of Arkham 1, but it will probably open up almost everything to you fairly quickly.
Gang territories: Probably (how else could there be a clear gang war?)
Is Batman's cape and cowl really as blue as it appears?
Are you sworn to secrecy about who the voice actors are, other than Conroy and Hamill? In other words, Catwoman and Two-Face's voice actors are?
Does Batman appear like he does in the black and white concept art you have on the cover, maybe in a cutscene, with his cape off of his shoulders and shorter ears, etc? (Maybe the ingame model is subject to change more like this?)
Did you get a chance to see how the smoke bombs and bat summoner works? Are each, or one (maybe the bat summoner) limited to only one, or two uses, perhaps? Or, can we just go nuts and use multiple combos of bats and bombs and fisticuffs and more at once? :)
Any hint as to a change of night to daytime as you play? Maybe how long the game might last for, even showing days and nights change via cinematic cutscenes?
Did you see the batmobile?
Was the batcave playable at any moment, or shown, and if so, how interactive was it (or, did anyone mention it)?
What were the most notable graphical changes you could see while the game was running? Textures, animations, lighting, shadows, maybe movable muscles on Batman, or the thugs...
Speaking of that: any word on being able to use shadows for cover?
Do the original means of solving The Riddler challenges re-appear in Arkham City along with the new ones? Solving them in the first were some of my favorite things to do in the game, and if you can't do them the same way (or if the new ways aren't as good), I'm going to be disappointed.
1) Will Arkham Asylum be accessible during the game?
2) Will Robin be in the game?
3) Will you be able to play with people on co-op on xbox live?
4) Who are the villans? :)
In Ar,kham City, is the actual open-ended design changed gameplay, or is it still the same?
give me voice over credits!
I've heard rumors that Mr.Freeze is going to play a role in the game. Is that true?
About how much bigger is Arkham City that Arkham Asylum?
One of my main gripes with the first game is that you spent to mush time in Detective Mode. What is being done to fix this(if at all)?