Arkham City is Huge, it’s a living breathing albeit violent city, there’s almost nowhere you can’t explore, no thug you can brutalize, camouflage yourself in the shadows and become almost unstoppable, venture into the light and you could find yourself instantly outnumbered and hopelessly outgunned, but you wont be alone. Not only will you be joined by the boy wonder himself Robin, but Catwoman will also be a playable character in Arkham City, allowing you to experience more of the dark side in a particularly nefarious world as she joins forces with the caped crusader. Her sole purpose is to break up Batman’s constant battering of enemy’s and bestow the player with other more intriguing and alluring ways to defeat thugs. Whereas Batman is very heavy-handed in his approach to subduing enemy combatants, Catwoman is far more dignified in her approach to vanquishing adversary’s, rather than just barbarically pounding thugs to a bloody pulp, Catwoman is more teasing, alluring enemy’s in close before smashing all 2 inches of her hill into an opponents pupil.
Catwoman also posses an abundance of unique abilities that are infinitely varied to what Batman has at his disposal. From quickly ascending walls and flipping onto enemy’s to terrorising opponents with her bullwhip. Shes quick-witted, seductive, devious and brutal in equal measure, and with the added advantage of being able to upgrade her repertoire of skills, Catwoman’s claws become all the more dangerous. Besides Catwoman there’s also an extensive wealth of super villains for Batman to THWACK, including the glass bottled monocle wearing Penguin, Twoface and the ever cryptic Riddler, with the Joker playing a more subdued behind the scenes villain. There are many games that are still unreleased that are being tipped for the converted GOTY award, but I wouldn’t bet against Batman Arkham City claiming top prize.
Batman Arkham City is released October 21. Check out the link to watch Catwoman in action.
How impressed are you with Arkham City? Do you think it can really outdo Arkham Asylum? Let me know your thoughts.