Holy nine months of trouble, Batman!

Batman: Arkham Asylum was universally praised for revitalising the superhero genre when it was released in 2009, and follow-up Batman: Arkham City is already being spoken of as being the best release of 2011, even before its official launch according to Gigwise!

One of the most anticipated games of the year, we can’t wait to start gliding around the city on October 21st when it’s officially released to Bat-fans in the UK!

Get an exclusive look at the game and the Dark Knight in action with this brand new gameplay trailer….

Looking good right!

According to recent reports, the game builds on what we already know and comes complete with a larger area to play, more Bat-skills to test out and gadgets to master. Not forgetting the ability to glide around the city!

‘When we finished Arkham Asylum, we knew we wanted to take Batman into his spiritual home – Gotham City,’ says game director Sefton Hill to The Metro. ‘But we know that if we were to deliver the true Batman experience the player would need to have complete freedom to go anywhere and everywhere and that every square inch of the city would need to be realised with the same care and attention to detail as the asylum.’

This time, you also get the option of trying out other characters including the likes of Catwoman, Robin, and Nightwing.  According to the makers of the game, Rocksteady, 10% of the missions are Catwoman based where she has to climb buildings and crawl along rooftops and Robin and Nightwing will be available in the downloadable content to use on the challenges.

There’s also a soundtrack being released on October 17th which features 12 original tracks including Coheed and Cambria, Panic! At The Disco, The Duke Spirit and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Batman Arkham City will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 21and you can pre-order your copy here.

If like us, you did that weeks ago and are waiting for Friday with baited breath, make sure you check back in and let us know what you think when you’ve had a chance to play! Can’t wait!

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