It Will Take Over 25 Hours To Complete Batman: Arkham City, Says Rocksteady
Batman: Arkham City is one of the games we are most looking forward to seeing more of at E3 this year. The sequel to the hugely successful Arkham Asylum is already looking like its going to be one of this years best titles. Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Games has been speaking to The Guardian about the development of Arkham City and has revealed that the main story will take over 25 hours to complete. In addition to this, Hill also revealed that there will be around 15 hours of story content “that’s off the main path” which should ensure that those who buy the title will have a great deal of quality content on their hands when the game is released in October this year.
“The Side Missions in Batman: Arkham City are a good example. We have around 15 hours of story that’s off the main path. It’s completely down to the player when and how they want to tackle this – there’s no right or wrong time. There’s no other medium that can offer this kind of flexible experience where the viewer gets to tailor the experience they want themselves.” Said Hill.
“It takes over 25 hours to complete the main stories in Batman: Arkham City. To keep players engaged for this length of time, not only do the characters and the story need to progress, but the core mechanics of the game they are playing need to change and adapt as well.
The new abilities, upgrades and most importantly, the player’s mastery of the character, give this progression, resulting in an experience at the end of the game which is almost unrecognisable from that at the start.”
More information regarding Batman: Arkham City will be revealed at E3 in L.A. in a matter of weeks. We are really looking forward to seeing more of this exciting game in action — we loved Arkham Asylum and are expecting big things from Rocksteady with the sequel.
Batman: Arkham City is set to release on October 18 in the U.S. and October 21 in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.