Usually when a game gets a sequel one of the first things we hear from a developer is that the game has expanded and will be bigger and badder the second time around. This is the case with Batman: Arkham City as developer Rocksteady has revealed that Arkham City will in fact be larger than its predecessor; three to four times as large to be precise.
Speaking with CVG, Rocksteady boss Sefton Hill gave insight on the size of the game and much more.
“Gamers who played Batman: Arkham Asylum will know how dedicated we are as a studio to injecting an incredible amount of detail into every environment we build. It is this attention to detail that gives our games the deep and intense atmosphere that so many players have found so compelling, and so we have had to seriously scale up our art team in order to bring the same level of detail to Arkham City, which is about 4-5 times bigger than Arkham Asylum.”
Arkham City is looking to burst out of the Asylum with full force, and the size is nothing to scoff at. The original city was quite large and even twice that would make it a force to be reckoned with. Assuming the combat flows as well as the first game, chances are this will be a game worth playing when it releases in 2011.