Video: Batman: Arkham City gameplay trailer

A sweet-looking trailer for Batman: Arkham City has been released. It’s a meaty 12 minutes long, and features lots of great in-game footage.

However, it should be noted that this is not a trailer specifically for the Wii U version of the game, but rather one that represents all four platforms it will be on – judging by the button icons that appear in the video, the footage shown appears to be lifted from the Xbox 360 version.

The October 18, 2011 release date is also worth mentioning. Warner Bros. may or may not be in the know about the Wii U’s exact release date, but it’s clear that the Wii U version of the game won’t be coming until the year after. Why does this matter? It means that Rocksteady Studios has several months – possibly close to a year – to finish porting the game to the Wii U. Hopefully, this extra time for that particular version will be put into taking good advantage of the touchscreen controller. It also gives us reason to hope for Batman: Arkham City to be a launch title for the system.

The trailer also suggests that you pre-order the game. If you want to do that, Amazon has already started taking them.

Thanks to Arnar and Bob for pointing out my silly error of a 2012 release date.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. At the end of the trailer, it says 2011, not 2012

    • Bob

      And that release date makes it likely that the Wii U version will be a launch title. Unless the Wii U is launching in January, they’ll have all the time in the world to finish the port before launch.

    • F0

      Thanks for pointing out my silly mistake. I’ve rewritten that part of the article.

  2. Good news and bad news

    I’m so looking forward to this on the Wii U, that I’ll wait instead of getting the Xbox version.

    • F0

      Wow, really? That’s what I call dedication!

      I’ve never been into comic book-based games before, but I do have to admit that this one does look quite promising, too.

  3. Mariomaster1

    Though I’m usually only interested in main Nintendo titles and the ocassional Sonic the Hedgehog game…..I must admit that that looked pretty kick ass!