We, in the geek world, know many things at this very moment. Action figure prices are ridiculous, the convention season is starting, there are a lot of fucking aliens in theaters this year, Amber Benson is still awesome ...and OCTOBER is a very long ways away.
Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, is now slated to arrive at stores in North America beginning Tuesday, October 18th, in Australia beginning Wednesday, October 19th, and in Europe and other global territories beginning Thursday, October 21st for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3. The new adventure has the Dark Knight soaring above Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for Gotham’s most vile criminals. The game builds on the atmospheric world of Arkham Asylum while offering gamers an environment that is five times larger than its predecessor. FIVE TIMES.
We celebrate the news with new eye candy to enhance your anticipation and make the wait seem even longer. You're welcome.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City is the follow-up to the award-winning hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum™ and delivers an authentic and gritty Batman experience. Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – and the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
So far we've got confirmed sightings of Harley Quinn, The Joker and Two Face in this new installment, alongside rumors of The Riddler, Catwoman and Nightwing. We'll keep you posted as the news drops!