Batman: Arkham City – 12 minute ‘epic’ gameplay trailer released

By Posted 2 Jul 2011, 14:42

Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have done a pretty good job of whetting our appetites for their upcoming Batman: Arkham City game, what with all the screenshots, teaser trailers and details that have been revealed so far. In fact, the action-adventure stealth game – which will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PC – has got to be one of this year’s most anticipated titles.

Although fans were treated to a teaser trailer back in December last year, the video was unfortunately very short and didn’t really show us much. Another couple of trailers were then released in March this year, which not only showed us some of the impressive graphics, but also gave us a glimpse of the gameplay. We have some even more good news now, as a new 12-minute ‘epic’ gameplay trailer has just been released.

As C.J. Smillie over on the gamerant.com website recently noted, the new trailer – which we have embedded for you below this post – starts off with Catwoman beating up all of Two-Face’s minions and stealing from him, only to be captured by the supervillian himself. The video then skips 24 hours to where Batman is seen tracking Two-Face down to a local courthouse. He is then seen rescuing Catwoman and capturing Two-Face.

The key mechanics of the Batman: Arkham City game haven’t really changed that much since the Batman: Arkham Asylum title and although the stealth aspects, the fighting and traveling through the city are all the same, the gliding has changed to allow Batman to ascend and descend. Another interesting addition to the game in C.J. Smillie’s opinion is the informants, which could possibly add an extra level of challenge for those players trying to get 100% game completion.

While we are on the subject of 100% game completion, Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn revealed some rather interesting information during an interview last month. Although Gin said that the amount of content in the Batman: Arkham City game should amass to around 25 hours of play, another 25 hours can be added onto that for those that want to max out the game to 100% with all of the extras.

If you want to check out the box art for the much-anticipated Batman: Arkham City game, then visit our previous article here. As Alan Ng noted in the article, the new box art features a side-on view of Batman holding on to a building statue. Are you looking forward to playing the Batman: Arkham City?

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