Sunday, December 13, 2009

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 Trailer Debuts at VGAs

At this year’s Spike Video Game Awards, Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady Studios took home a trophy for Studio of the Year. But what lies ahead for the North London-based game makers? How does a sequel sound?

During the December 12 broadcast, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave fans a taste of the tentatively titled Batman: Arkham Asylum 2, which promises to take the action to the streets of Gotham (or, at the very least, a brand-new location). While the game will surely feature some as-yet-unseen members of Batman’s infamous rogue’s gallery, the Joker’s back, voiced once again by Mark Hamill. After getting his pasty ass handed to him last time around, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t looking so good these days despite whatever maniacal intentions he might have. But he’s still got Harley Quinn by his side to look after him, for what it’s worth.

The first Arkham Asylum came out just a few months ago, and one wonders if this sequel announcement is a bit premature. Nevertheless, we’re getting a sequel to the best superhero game of all time a lot sooner than we thought.

You can watch the trailer on the game’s website, arkhamhasmoved.com.