from the press release
Batman: Arkham City wird von Rocksteady Studios entwickelt und greift die dichte Atmosphäre von Batman: Arkham Asylum auf. Die Spieler werden in Arkham City abgesetzt, dem neuen Hochsicherheits-„Heim" für alle Gangster, Ganoven und wahnsinnigen Superverbrecher von Gotham City. Das Action-Adventure spielt innerhalb der verstärkten Festungsmauern dieses weitläufigen Bezirks im Herzen von Gotham City. Diese sehnlich erwartete Fortsetzung bietet eine vollkommen neue Geschichte mit einer Starbesetzung aus klassischen Figuren und blutrünstigen Bösewichten aus dem Batman-Universum. Darüber hinaus liefert das Spiel eine große Bandbreite an neuen und verbesserten Gameplay-Eigenschaften, die den Spielern eine unvergessliche Spielerfahrung als „Dunkler Ritter" bieten.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham City as the title for its follow-up to the award-winning, critically acclaimed hit videogame Batman: Arkham Asylum . Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system in Autumn 2011.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics' core Batman license. Fans can visit http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing 90 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of our company. Rocksteady recently received the coveted'studio of the year' award at the 2009 VGA awards.