Batman: Arkham City gets rave reviews, November 15 PC release

Batman: Arkham Asylum was a surprise hit, setting expectations high for its sequel, Arkham City. The console crowd gets to play the new game today, and I have to admit that I’m rather jealous. Arkham City has already amassed Metacritic scores in the 95-97% range, and it looks pretty sweet.

A few weeks ago, we learned that Arkham City‘s PC release would be pushed until November. Now, VG24/7 is reporting that the game is scheduled for November 18 in the UK. The site also points to an Amazon listing suggesting that US customers will be able to get their hands on Arkham City on November 15.

The PC version of Arkham City is slated to feature additional graphical goodness not found in console flavors of the game. In addition to PhysX and 3D Vision support, PC gamers can look forward to fog effects and other DirectX 11 eye candy. If you want to upgrade your graphics card for the game, note that Asus has come up with a special Arkham City bundle for select GeForce models.

Miss out on Rocksteady’s first stab at the Batman franchise? Now’s a good time to catch up. Amazon is currently selling the first game for only $11.

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    • link626
    • 8 years ago

    i hope chitty textures don’t kill the pc version

    • willmore
    • 8 years ago

    I tried the demo of Asylum and found it cumbersome and not very fun. Could it be that this is just not my kind of game or did others feel this way, too?

      • NeXus 6
      • 8 years ago

      Did you use a 360 controller? I found it to be a lot easier to play with the controller. As for the game, I wasn’t blown away by it at first, but it wasn’t long before I got sucked into the story.

        • Spotpuff
        • 8 years ago

        Ditto. There’s a few games that felt better with a controller and other than aiming the remote controlled batarang the game was one of them.

        That and super meat boy.

        • willmore
        • 8 years ago

        No, I use a keyboard/mouse. I don’t have a ‘controller’ unless you count the SpaceNavigator….

      • tviceman
      • 8 years ago

      Willmore, I also tried the demo and thought it to be cumbersome. HOWEVER, the continued internet hype eventually got me to buy the game for cheap, and I was glad I did. The entire package was so good. And I’m not even a big batman fan.

        • willmore
        • 8 years ago

        Thanks. I’ll give it another look if/when it comes up for sale again on Steam.

    • tviceman
    • 8 years ago

    Geoff, that deal is good with any brand Nvidia card gtx560 or better, not just ASUS.

    • Ryhadar
    • 8 years ago

    I’ve just been playing the first game for the second time through to get me all the achievements and re-play the story. This will probably be a day one purchase for me. I’ve gotten so much time out of the first one I almost feel like I robbed the developers out of the $20 I paid for it — almost… =). The second one should be no exception.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 8 years ago

    The first game was phenominal on pc and I really anticipate playing this natively at 1080p on my 60 inch plasma!!!

      • squeeb
      • 8 years ago

      The scarecrow sequences were so awesome. What a great game..

    • dashbarron
    • 8 years ago

    Geoff forgot to mention EVGA has a deal too. Free Steam copy with the purchase of a new GPU.

    [url<]http://www.evga.com/articles/00646/[/url<]

      • trek205
      • 8 years ago

      thats not an EVGA only deal. it comes on gtx560 and above cards from certain retailers.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah, all of the 560 and above cards at Newegg get it.

          • squeeb
          • 8 years ago

          Damn, missed out on that…I got a 570 back in July 🙁

    • setzer
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]The PC version of Arkham City is slated to feature additional graphical goodness not found in console flavors of the game. In addition to PhysX and 3D Vision support, PC gamers can look forward to fog effects and other DirectX 11 eye candy.[/quote<] The PC version will also feature enhanced crashing due to Games For Windows Live, the number one plague of gamers that actually bought Batman: AA.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      I dunno, I bought Batman AA from the GfWL Marketplace and it never gave me fits.

        • DancinJack
        • 8 years ago

        People [u<]must[/u<] have something to complain about Funk.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 8 years ago

          True fact.

        • RickyTick
        • 8 years ago

        Same here. Twice I played it through completely, and it never crashed a single time. Terrific game.

          • setzer
          • 8 years ago

          I should point out that with the initial release of the game with the shipping release of g4wl I also had no issues, it was only with the 4. something update of g4wl that the crashing started, sometimes I started the game just to have it crash on me moments before selecting the save…

        • Spotpuff
        • 8 years ago

        Ditto; got it from steam, no GFWL problems.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        YOU GUYS DON’T UNDERSTAND!! MICRO$OFT MAKES GFWL!!!! THEY’RE EVIL AND EVERYTHING THEY DO IS GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON’T YOU KNOW ANYTHING?!!?!?!! THAT’S WHY THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN AND GROW TO CONTROLLING ALMOST ALL MARKETS THERE IN!!!! CAUSE THEY’RE SOOOOOO HORRIBLE!!!!

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 8 years ago

          Microsoft hasn’t grown significantly in a long time.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            that’s not true. I’m not sure what market you think, besides search, which they’re a distant number 2, and mobile, in which they’re making a fortune, even with low wp7 takeoff, you think they’re in that they don’t own. everything from the OS, to productivity, to email servers, they own. they’re a monster in everything.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 8 years ago

            Yes, they are giant, they’ve been giant for a while. The price of their stock hasn’t really moved in 5 years (just gone down slightly).

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            that’s true, but it’s not because they haven’t grown, they’ve had record quarters, it’s because they have been so huge for so long.

    • Kraft75
    • 8 years ago

    I’m Batman

      • dpaus
      • 8 years ago

      And sweatshopking is Catwoman. Looks hot in the outfit, too.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        meow, baby…. with my long brown hair, i can be pretty sexy…. but, you already know that….

          • dpaus
          • 8 years ago

          You know, I put a lot of effort into being as open-minded as possible, but I still wish you’d put that whip down when you’re saying those things…..

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            that’s cause you want me to pick the the *****

      • Sencapri
      • 8 years ago

      I’m the leprechaun.

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        The one that climbs out of that dudes peepee in leprechaun 4 in space?

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      I’m Spartacus!

      • Ari Atari
      • 8 years ago

      “I am the Bat Man.” – TF2 Scout

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      I’m Black Ops! That chalupa never happened.

      (I could do this all day)

        • Sencapri
        • 8 years ago

        [url<]http://sixtymins.ytmnd.com/[/url<] I win. 😀

          • derFunkenstein
          • 8 years ago

          OK that was pretty good.

          • Kraft75
          • 8 years ago

          You’re good… [slowclap]

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