‘Batman: Arkham City’ Community Manager Answers Fan Questions

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Batman Arkham City Fan Questions Answer

When a big game has big hype propelling it, fans are hungry for all the confirmed details and rumors they can get their hands on. With the release of Batman: Arkham City getting closer by the day, a recent flood of information has left many online with nagging questions and needed clarifications. Now we can put to rest a few persistent rumors thanks to Rocksteady‘s Community Manager, but it seems that several fan questions will have to remain unanswered until Arkham City is released.

After keeping relatively quiet for the past year, we’ve gotten a serious chunk of Arkham City announcements to show just how much larger a game this will be than Arkham Asylum. From the reveal of the Penguin to confirmation of a playable Catwoman, fact-starved fans must be grinning from ear to ear.

But with that many announcements comes the inevitable barrage of questions from the fan community, as the to the exact nature of some of the content previewed. Luckily, Rocksteady’s own Community Manager Sarah May recently took to the online forums to answer the most nagging questions fans have. At least, the ones she’s allowed to discuss.

Have a look at May’s responses below:

Re: Announcement Q&A

Will all skins later be released as DLC or will they remain exclusive to the pre-order retailers?
They will be available at a later date yes

How will we fight grundy?Is he the next trailer?
We really aren’t confirming anything more about your interaction with him before the game is released.

Skins: Will each skin come with there own unique moves, like combat combos and silent takedowns etc.?
They won’t no.

Is the collectors edition final?(as in the contents that are contained)
It is yes.

Is Comic-Con the last major event in the states where Arkham City will be exhibited?
It’s not no, but that’s all I can say!

Can Rocksteady officially say who is voicing Catwoman in Arkham City yet?
Not yet.

Will Mr Cobblepot(wow it sounds strange to use his “real” name) wear his Top hat in the game?
Our version of Penguin is much more of a disgusting mob boss with delusions of Grandeur and will not be donning the iconic top hat in game (impractical )

Will Penguin be involved in the turf war?
Penguin certainly has a very strong presence in Arkham City as the city was built around him when he refused to move, as such he has a real stake in the city and will fight to keep his share.

Is Grundy working for the penguin against his will?
We have confirmed that they are in a partnership.

Have you guys officially announced Stereoscopic 3D gameplay for Arkham City on PS3? I know people (including myself) have been wondering that since the updated cover art at SDCC.

We’ve not confirmed or announced anything regarding 3D

Sorry to all you top hat fans, but it looks like Penguin’s new character design won’t be sporting any formal evening wear this time around. But his new place within the fiction of Arkham City is definitely a welcome tidbit. And while we know that Talia al Ghul will be voiced by Stana Katic, we’ll need to stay tuned until the developers reveal the actress supplying Catwoman’s quips.

May also revealed that the development team had “confirmed that TDKR skin will be playable in campaign, that is all.” Whether that means that the ‘Dark Knight Returns’ will be the only one of the various pre-order skins that can actually be applied to the main story’s Batman, or the only one that they’re willing to confirm isn’t clear.

Whatever the case, it’s good to know that some of these doubts can be put to rest for the time being. Of course, there’s no question that May’s statements have raised just as many suspicions in the hardcore fans as they have calmed. Are you happy to hear that all the costumes will be available as later DLC, or will hearing that they can’t be used in the campaign defeat the purpose?

Batman: Arkham City will obviously have a few surprises in store when it’s released for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 18, 2011.

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Source: ArkhamCity.com, ArkhamCity.com

TAGS: Batman, Batman Arkham City, PC, PS3, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

  • Ace

    You can’t use the Skins in campaign? Whats the point then

    • Archaeon

      Where did you get that you can’t use the skins in a campaign??? All I saw in the article is that the skins will not operate differently from each other…In short, the skins will all possess the same weapons and abilities…

      • iDancethroughshadoWs

        it said it at the very end of the article.

        • Archaeon

          Just saw it…

  • Dante

    I think he was referencing the fact that in Arkham Asylum you could only use the Bat Armor in the Challenges.

    Now was far as I know, Robin is only playable in Challenge Maps, Catwoman is a part of the story & you play as her in part of the Campaign, and the Batman Skins are playable in the Campaign.

    If any of that has changed then I dunno…but I do like confirmation of a Dark Knight Returns Skin…. so let’s see

    Batman Beyond
    Batman Year One (Recently Announced)
    Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns
    Year Zero
    Seventies Blue & Grey
    90s Animated Series
    The Dark Knight (Christian Bale) & Finally
    Arkham Asylum/City

    Those would be all the skins I know of. Am I missing any?

    • Dante

      Whoops I misunderstood the article…thought when they said TDKR they meant The Dark Knight Rises – and Christian Bale’s Suit

      Skins Should Read:

      Batman Beyond
      Batman Year One (Recently Announced)
      Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns
      Year Zero
      Seventies Blue & Grey
      90s Animated Series & Finally
      Arkham Asylum/City

      • http://gamerant.com/author/dyce/ Andrew Dyce

        May also wouldn’t comment on how players could fly with the Batman Beyond suit, since it doesn’t have wings. Seems like a serious problem, could be another hint that not all of the skins will work in the main game :(

        • Archaeon

          Well, in the cartoon, the BB suit does have wings, but they retract. The question is: Will they appear for the gliding aspect of the game (of course, the suit also possesses jets in the boots…doubt THOSE will be present)?

          • http://gamerant.com/author/dyce/ Andrew Dyce

            Right, should have said ‘cape’ not ‘wings.’ That would be a little tricky, and I don’t know if the devs would go to that much more work for a DLC skin.

  • Ignur_Rant

    Kinda hurts that you can’t use the skins throughout the game. Sorta defeats tr purpose of pre-ordering. Im guessing Frank Miller’s TDKR will be some sort of future mission or dream sequence since it says it will be included in the campaign.

    • Sean

      People! He didn’t say that the skins AREN”T going to be in the campaign, but that Frank Millers TDKR skins has been the only skin announced to be available for the campaign. So lets not fret, they may all very well be available for the campaign! Also, @ignur_rant when they say the skin will be available for use in the campaign, it just means that you play the same story just with a different skin on Batman. It doesn’t mean there will be skin/costume specific missions, thought it would be cool! Thought I might clear that up…

      • Ignur_Rant


        Nay, fair Solonius you are wrong.
        1) Sarah May is a she, not a he.
        2) The full statement from the forum is “On the playability of the skins in campaign:
        We have confirmed that TDKR skin will be playable in campaign, that is all.”
        3) This does not confirm the possibility of specific missions that cater to the TDKR suit nor deny it. The fact she is being tight-lipped about does suggest they have planned something special for it.
        4) If you played Arkham Asylum, then you would know the skins were limited to the challenges. Thus making her statement about the TDKR skin in the campaign all the more intriguing.

        Thought I might clear that up fair Solonius…

  • Alexander Von Rethrix

    Skins are nice but since bane is coming back, is poison ivy or scarecrow coming back? That would b be move to know.

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      i kinda imagine scarecrow is croc poop.
      poison ivy was still around at the end so who knows?

  • Alessandro

    Hello, I want to know when will be available the pre-order for the Collector’s Edtion of Arkham City for PC. I’m watching everyday the Gamestop’s website but there are only the XBox 360’s and PS3’s versions. I pray you, let me know when I can pre-order the Collector’s Edition for PC of this great game!

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      all i can say is just keep looking at gamestops website and keep searching it on google. i have no idea when theyll have it available.