I made it a point to have something—anything—better to do than stay in on Saturday night and watch the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards. But I have to admit, some of the trailers that debuted during the show were actually pretty cool, including a revealing trailer for anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum sequel, Arkham City. As the title suggests, the action this time takes the Caped Crusader off Arkham Island and onto the streets and rooftops of Gotham City.
An earlier trailer revealed that the Joker will return from the first game, as will his deranged gal pal and henchlady Harley Quinn. Other Batman villains set to play a role in Arkham City include Mr. Freeze, Talia al Ghul, Two-Face, Catwoman and Dr. Hugo Strange who, in the trailer below, notes that he knows the Dark Knight’s secret identity and will use it against him.
On a sadder note, IGN reported earlier this year that Arkham City will be Mark Hamill’s final portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime. “This will be my last, there’s no question about that” he said. “But it’s the last hurrah.”
Hurrah indeed. Arkham City hits stores next fall. Watch the VGA trailer below.