All the news revolving around the new Batman game, I couldn't help myself and booted up Arkham Asylum once more. Three hours (!!!) of infinite combo challenge later, I realise I still love this game. Especially the combat challenges, it's like dancing with thugs (and punching them in the face D:).
So now, Arkham City is coming out October 21st, so we're still gonna have to wait for a while, but yesterday a new trailer came out, revealing bits of gameplay!
As expected, it looks amazing. It almost seems like Arkham Asylum was really just a testing ground to see what was possible, and Arkham City is fulfilling your wishes! ''Flying'' around the city, hanging off helicopters and double takedowns! There's even double counter-attacks! It was said that you will have all the gadgets you had in AA at the start of the game, and you even get smokebombs :).
There are also going to be side missions, which seems to me like a welcome addition which gives incentive to explore the entire city. As long as they're not the standard ''Fetch X, kill Y'' kind of side missions, but missions with an actual storyline or whatever. Chasing random thugs for random ''secret deliveries'' as side missions isn't very exhilarating. Especially when it says ''1/100 complete'', you suddenly lose the illusion.
As for what's known so far about the story, Quincy Sharp will be the new mayor of Gotham. He decided it'd be a good idea to build a wall around certain parts of the city, dub it ''Arkham City'', and to drop all criminals etc. in there for a grande Free For All. There is only one rule; no escaping. Tyger, a group of mercenaries, was hired by Quincy Sharp to enforce the one and only rule of Arkham City.
Hugo Strange will be in charge of Arkham City, and Two Face is planning on murdering Catwoman to get more respect from his fellow inmates. We can expect to be solving Riddler riddles once more, and the Joker's still there too (the injected Venom from AA might not be the only problem he's dealing with right now..).
You, BATMAN, are the one the STOP THE ANARCHY AND CHAOS. YOU are the DARK KNIGHT.
P.S. I'm doing the infinite combat challenge atm, my score's around 140k, got better?? SCREENSHOT OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.