Batman: Arkham City content, great value for money

By Posted 19 Aug 2011, 15:00

There are still another couple of months before we see Batman: Arkham City released across all platforms, yet we already know so much about it. This is because the developers, Rocksteady Studios, have very cleverly been doing their best to whet our appetites by revealing certain details about the game at a time, keeping the launch fresh in our minds, without spoiling the surprise of what to expect.

Today we have news from the company’s lead narrative designer, Paul Crocker, who revealed to NowGamer at GamesCom that the new title will be bigger and longer than its prequel Batman: Arkham Asylum. While this news may not be a surprise to some of you, just how much bigger and longer the game is might be. From what was revealed by Crocker at the gaming event the map is ‘about five times as big as Arkham Asylum.’ The map in the previous title was not exactly small meaning Arkham City promises to be huge.

According to Crocker, we can expect the single player story mode campaign to be at least 20-25 hours in length. Completion of this will not gain players 100% accomplishments however, in order to do that it will involve seeking out all the Riddler Trophies, 400 of them and discovering all the cameos. This will bring the total amount of playing time to 40 hours at least, according to Crocker.

There are then the other playable parts of the game, such as the Predator challenges in Challenge Mode. This mode featured in the previous title and has been expanded upon since. Players will be able to combat with Batman or Catwoman for as long as they like, making the total amount of gameplay in these modes infinite. The game provides such value for money that, according to Crocker, ‘you never have to buy another game.’ Let’s not forget the DLC packs that will be made available, such as being able to play as Robin in Challenge mode.

Are you pleased with the size of the game?