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VIDEO GAMES: New Batman: Arkham City Details And Possible Release Date Revealed!

Posted on 06 October 2010 by Christian

Hit the jump for more details on the interrogation system, the new gadgets, the bigger setting, the improved detective mode and news that the game might just have a much earlier release date than expected…
CVG have noticed something very interesting about the release of the highly anticipated game. You see, despite the fact that it’s currently believed Batman: Arkham City will hit shelves in Fall 2011, three major online retailers have all given either March 25 or March 26 as the UK release date of the game in the last few days. Could they have brought the date forward?

The site was also able to talk to director Sefton Hill recently about the upcoming video game and below are some of the highlights from that interview.

On Deciding Which Villains Will Be In The Game:

“Choices are determined by the characters that will help us tell the best story in the most interesting way. We work closely with Paul Dini and DC Comics to develop and define the story. Each of the villains has an agenda within the walls of Arkham City and gamers can explore their motivations.”

On How The New Interrogation System Will Work:

“The interrogation system is a new feature integrated into Batman’s Detective Mode. Batman can scan thugs and cross reference with his criminal database to identify goons that are on the Riddler’s payroll. The challenge is to keep them conscious until the end of the fight. Once the informant is the last man standing it’s time for the interrogation when the Riddler informant will reveal the location of nearby secret trophies.”

On Some Of The New Gadgets That Will Feature In The Game:

“A couple of new gadgets include a new smoke pellet, which can be used as covert exit from danger, and the Broadcast Analyser, which enables him to hack into encrypted transmissions from various criminal bosses.”

On The Bigger Setting And How It Effects The Gameplay:

“Our primary objective was never really to make a bigger game, just to make a better game. We felt we could increase the feeling of being Batman by allowing players the wish fulfilment of gliding through the Gotham streets and expanding moves and abilities way beyond Arkham Asylum. The larger environment also allows us to introduce optional side stories, giving the player greater control over the missions that they choose.”

On The Importance Of The Detective Mode:

“For us, forensic investigation is just as important as high-impact combat and nail-biting stealth. However, the super villains have been working hard to develop strategies to defeat the Bat and counter his technical dominance. Players will have to stay one step ahead if they are to survive on the streets of Arkham City.”

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