Seven years ago today, 'Batman: Arkham City' (@) was released for @ 3, and @ 360. The game was developed by @, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (@ent). Like its predecessor 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (released 2009), 'Arkham City' was written predominantly by long-time Batman writer Paul Dini, but this time with assistance from Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill.
The game featured 'Batman: The Animated Series' regulars @ (Bruce Wayne/Batman), @ (Harley Quinn), and @ (The Joker). Set one year after the events of 'Arkham Asylum', both the asylum, as well as Blackgate prison are closed, and Arkham director Quincy Sharp walls in a large section of Gotham's slums, turning them into a giant, city-like prison. Bruce Wayne is arrested during a press conference and thrown inside Arkham City where he has to save Catwoman from Two-Face, and battle many of his enemies including the Joker, Harley Quinn, Ra's Al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Mr. Freeze, and the villainous Dr. Hugo Strange who has discovered Batman's secret identity. 'Arkham City' is more of an open-world sandbox than its predecessor, and updates the previous game's fight mechanics and detective modes. It also awards Batman with new gadgets and fighting techniques, and allows the player to play as Catwoman.
While I still prefer 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (mainly because I like the story better), this game truly is fabulous. If you've never played it, do yourself a favour. 🎮🦇