Batman: Arkham Asylum was a big hit in 2009, drawing excellent reviews that led the PC version to an impressive meta-score of 91 on Metacritic (and an average user rating of 9.0). The eagerly awaited sequel, Batman: Arkham City, has now been revealed in a trailer that shows glimpses of gameplay:
While tantalizingly short, the sight of Batman sailing into the city is quite a rush. The footage also includes a mix of combat, sneaking, and fun bat technology.
Another bit of good news is that Arkham City will come out simultaneously for the PC and consoles on October 18. The original Arkham Asylum, by contrast, hit PCs two weeks after its console release. The PC version of that title did have extra eye candy, though. It used Nvidia's PhysX engine to provide effects like volumetric fog, dynamic cloth, and physically simulated debris. Here's hoping Arkham City will also include PC-specific enhancements.