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Get Ready for 'Batman: Arkham City' Game of the Year Edition

Whether you've already played the game or have been waiting, the "Game of the Year" edition is packed with great content.

When it comes to video games, you have to make a choice. Most of us can't wait and will pre-order and pick the game up on the day it's released. Others will hold off and buy it when the price is lowered. Then there are those that will wait for the "Greatest Hits" or "Game of the Year" editions.

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive has announced what's contained in the "Game of the Year" edition of Batman: Arkham City.

This version of the game will be available in North America beginning May 29 and in Europe, Austrailia and other global territories in September for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems.

Fans will be treated to Harley Quinn's Revenge, the final chapter in Batman: Arkham City that adds more than two hours of original gameplay. The gameplay will interchange between Batman and Robin and you'll have to utilize each of the characters' unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley's plan and shut the gates of the mega-prison forever.

Also included will be all five previously released downloadable content (DLC) packs along with a Batman Year: One movie download.

== TEASER ==

Now is the time you pat yourself on the back for waiting or kick yourself for buying it already. But if you have bought and played the game, you know it was well worth it.

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Posted by Icarusflies

Ugh...that's actually really annoying. : /

I'm not a fan of the extra content release systems.

ESPECIALLY since this stuff is so cool.

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Edited by greenlucario

hopefully this new content will be released later as DLC cause as cool as it is I doubt I'm buying it a second time...

Posted by wowylied

I have already resell my version after getting the 100%.

Even if i had it i would not buy for this dlc. This kind of thing is the main reason for why i am less and less playing.

Posted by ArkhamInmate

@Icarusflies said:

Ugh...that's actually really annoying. : /

I'm not a fan of the extra content release systems.

ESPECIALLY since this stuff is so cool.

Agreed.

And I guess it's worth playing/seeing Harley's Revenge, I mean with the Joker dead she must be totally going crazy!!!

Nah....you know...crazier!

;)

Posted by sho3s22

really ticked off now. now I have to buy GOTY edition to get the complete story? And I've already bought all the other content-_-

Posted by msavo

Count me in as one of those people who wait for the GOTY edition. I decided early on I'd wait for it due to all the dlc but it coming this early with Batman Year One as well is a big surprise. I might pawn this off as a gift for my brother since his birthday is May 28th :P

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I'll just wait for them to release Harley's revenge for DLC

Posted by richardjohngrayson

They better do this as DLC. If not thats bulls**t. Hope you can use Robin's other skins so I can use the Grayson BTAS skin.

Posted by sethysquare

Weird, how come people could accept CG computer games, but not CG animated series.

Posted by RavenVice01
@Icarusflies: Hey Icarus, how are things going? I think this extra content will be fun because we will get more of an insight in what to expect from the impending trilogy. I would really like to see Harley Quinn cut loose. When Harley's pissed off, she becomes more interesting to watch. However, I find the title kinda of hackneyed. Calling the third game Arkham World is too broad. I mean if they intend to have Batman jump from continent to continent to save the world like Batman Inc, its going to be a bit much. Its obvious though that Batman will go toe to toe with Dr. Simon Hurt according to Azrael's prophecy and he will have to contend with Hush. However, I found Hush's involvement to be counter productive. He kills certain men in Arkham City to become Bruce Wayne but there are witnesses and cohorts who could testify that Bruce Wayne was responsible for the Identity Thief murders. Hush's goal is to replace Bruce Wayne and become CEO of Wayne Enterprises but by implicating himself with these murders, there is no chance of that happening. I suppose the core the game will proving Bruce's innocence and exposing Hush for the villain he is. I'm hoping all the living villains return plus villains like Mad Hatter get a little more screen time. Wouldn't it be cool to see Mad Hatter control Man-Bat and Killer Moth with sonic devices or see Batman go to Greece and take on Maxie Zeus. What do you think?     
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@RavenVice01 said:

@Icarusflies: Hey Icarus, how are things going? I think this extra content will be fun because we will get more of an insight in what to expect from the impending trilogy. I would really like to see Harley Quinn cut loose. When Harley's pissed off, she becomes more interesting to watch. However, I find the title kinda of hackneyed. Calling the third game Arkham World is too broad. I mean if they intend to have Batman jump from continent to continent to save the world like Batman Inc, its going to be a bit much. Its obvious though that Batman will go toe to toe with Dr. Simon Hurt according to Azrael's prophecy and he will have to contend with Hush. However, I found Hush's involvement to be counter productive. He kills certain men in Arkham City to become Bruce Wayne but there are witnesses and cohorts who could testify that Bruce Wayne was responsible for the Identity Thief murders. Hush's goal is to replace Bruce Wayne and become CEO of Wayne Enterprises but by implicating himself with these murders, there is no chance of that happening. I suppose the core the game will proving Bruce's innocence and exposing Hush for the villain he is. I'm hoping all the living villains return plus villains like Mad Hatter get a little more screen time. Wouldn't it be cool to see Mad Hatter control Man-Bat and Killer Moth with sonic devices or see Batman go to Greece and take on Maxie Zeus. What do you think?

Have they said the third game will be Arkham World? Because I agree, that's WAY too forced, but it seems to be what everyone's expecting. I've got a much better idea though, and one that would make sense based on their current trend. Making the title 'Arkham World' justified would require a story FAR too contrived to work properly, but what if they added a lot more of these side campaigns like Catwoman's story and Robin's part in HQ's revenge; with Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, and perhaps more? Made them a more integral part of the story. And call the game 'Arkham Knights.'

And this seems perfectly in line with Hush's usual M.O. His goal, on a conscious level, isn't to simply become Bruce Wayne and live his life; he wants to completely destroy Wayne's life and obtain the aspects of it.

And I'd rather see more villains than too much rehashing of the ones we've already experienced.

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

It may be just the optimistically eagle-eyed fanboy inside of me, but are those marks on the helmet of the nearest guy in the last picture hinting towards another appearance of Zsasz?

Posted by GValo

I sold my copy to a co-worker for $50 back in November so I'll grab this. Hopefully my old saves will carry over. That said...

That is some ugly ass cover art. It's way too busy and the game title gets lost in all the "10 out of 10" crap

Posted by thecomicscove

Don't mean to be nitpicky, but I see that Dick Grayson is tagged on this page. Isn't the Robin in Arkham City supposed to be Tim Drake?

Posted by JamDamage

is there a seperate download for Harley revenge???? Or do we need to buy the game for that. What a minute. scratch that. I'm going to have to buy the game again anyway because then I can just run around and take out bad guys as Robin when the missions are over. lame, but cool, but lame.

Posted by sho3s22

@The Mighty Monarch said:

@RavenVice01 said:

@Icarusflies: Hey Icarus, how are things going? I think this extra content will be fun because we will get more of an insight in what to expect from the impending trilogy. I would really like to see Harley Quinn cut loose. When Harley's pissed off, she becomes more interesting to watch. However, I find the title kinda of hackneyed. Calling the third game Arkham World is too broad. I mean if they intend to have Batman jump from continent to continent to save the world like Batman Inc, its going to be a bit much. Its obvious though that Batman will go toe to toe with Dr. Simon Hurt according to Azrael's prophecy and he will have to contend with Hush. However, I found Hush's involvement to be counter productive. He kills certain men in Arkham City to become Bruce Wayne but there are witnesses and cohorts who could testify that Bruce Wayne was responsible for the Identity Thief murders. Hush's goal is to replace Bruce Wayne and become CEO of Wayne Enterprises but by implicating himself with these murders, there is no chance of that happening. I suppose the core the game will proving Bruce's innocence and exposing Hush for the villain he is. I'm hoping all the living villains return plus villains like Mad Hatter get a little more screen time. Wouldn't it be cool to see Mad Hatter control Man-Bat and Killer Moth with sonic devices or see Batman go to Greece and take on Maxie Zeus. What do you think?

Have they said the third game will be Arkham World? Because I agree, that's WAY too forced, but it seems to be what everyone's expecting. I've got a much better idea though, and one that would make sense based on their current trend. Making the title 'Arkham World' justified would require a story FAR too contrived to work properly, but what if they added a lot more of these side campaigns like Catwoman's story and Robin's part in HQ's revenge; with Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, and perhaps more? Made them a more integral part of the story. And call the game 'Arkham Knights.'

And this seems perfectly in line with Hush's usual M.O. His goal, on a conscious level, isn't to simply become Bruce Wayne and live his life; he wants to completely destroy Wayne's life and obtain the aspects of it.

And I'd rather see more villains than too much rehashing of the ones we've already experienced.

this, arkham knights would be cool no doubt, but I want to see gotham itself. Batman helping/getting in the way of cops, more detective work around murders, etc.

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Posted by Bestostero

i already have the game...so bleh... definitely goty worthy though

Posted by ErisRon

Yes! Aaahhh....it pays to wait! It pays to be a cheap ass gamer especially if one doesn't care much about multiplayer.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@sho3s22 said:

@The Mighty Monarch said:

@RavenVice01 said:

@Icarusflies: Hey Icarus, how are things going? I think this extra content will be fun because we will get more of an insight in what to expect from the impending trilogy. I would really like to see Harley Quinn cut loose. When Harley's pissed off, she becomes more interesting to watch. However, I find the title kinda of hackneyed. Calling the third game Arkham World is too broad. I mean if they intend to have Batman jump from continent to continent to save the world like Batman Inc, its going to be a bit much. Its obvious though that Batman will go toe to toe with Dr. Simon Hurt according to Azrael's prophecy and he will have to contend with Hush. However, I found Hush's involvement to be counter productive. He kills certain men in Arkham City to become Bruce Wayne but there are witnesses and cohorts who could testify that Bruce Wayne was responsible for the Identity Thief murders. Hush's goal is to replace Bruce Wayne and become CEO of Wayne Enterprises but by implicating himself with these murders, there is no chance of that happening. I suppose the core the game will proving Bruce's innocence and exposing Hush for the villain he is. I'm hoping all the living villains return plus villains like Mad Hatter get a little more screen time. Wouldn't it be cool to see Mad Hatter control Man-Bat and Killer Moth with sonic devices or see Batman go to Greece and take on Maxie Zeus. What do you think?

Have they said the third game will be Arkham World? Because I agree, that's WAY too forced, but it seems to be what everyone's expecting. I've got a much better idea though, and one that would make sense based on their current trend. Making the title 'Arkham World' justified would require a story FAR too contrived to work properly, but what if they added a lot more of these side campaigns like Catwoman's story and Robin's part in HQ's revenge; with Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, and perhaps more? Made them a more integral part of the story. And call the game 'Arkham Knights.'

And this seems perfectly in line with Hush's usual M.O. His goal, on a conscious level, isn't to simply become Bruce Wayne and live his life; he wants to completely destroy Wayne's life and obtain the aspects of it.

And I'd rather see more villains than too much rehashing of the ones we've already experienced.

this, arkham knights would be cool no doubt, but I want to see gotham itself. Batman helping/getting in the way of cops, more detective work around murders, etc.

I still think 'Arkham Knights' could take place in Gotham proper. Just the idea that perhaps the inmate population has spilled into the city a bit or something, and the whole Bat-Family needs to catch them/stop them.

Posted by deadpool25mm

This game is Awesome !

Posted by Funrush

Well, I haven't gotten this yet, and it comes with all DLC, too. I'll buy it, if it's not $60. If so, I'll wait for it to drop to $50.

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

DLC, DLC DLC!!!! YEAh

Posted by mickoreo_LZ

One thing that annoyed me a little bit was how Hush didn't know Batman was Bruce Wayne and some of the character history was missing. Harley's Revenge better be a DLC or else I'm gonna lose it. Even though the main story was great it could've been just a tad longer

Posted by CodeComiX

As someone who bought it on release date and has spent money on DLC, I thought about waiting around but I'm on the net too much to not have picked up spoilers.....

So to all those who picked it up early, don't be, we've enjoyed a game of the highest quality and will be treated to more DLC, all we have to do is hope that the extra DLC will be worth it (but seeing as how much value we got in the first version, I think that that's a foregone conclusion :) )

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

I already have Arkham Ayslum GOTY Edition, now I'm gonna get Arkham City! Yeaaahhh!

Posted by The Impersonator

Awesome Bats!

Posted by KidSupreme

SICK game :D

Posted by Wowlock

I still can't buy the DLC packs because of ''Region Block'' and it is damn frustrating.

What purpose those ''blocks'' serve anyway ? It makes me hate the GFWL even more....

Posted by War Killer

While I am slightly annoyed that they're releasing the game along with all of the DLC along with a whole new chapter to the game all in one, I don't feel that cheated because I figure they will eventually put the Harley Quinn chapter DLC up on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in the following months after this version is released. This is most likely a marketing ploy to get people to buy the same game twice but I don't think they're that money hungry that they would leave the majority of us who have already bought the first version, downloaded most of the DLC like Robin, Nightwing, additional skins, etc. hanging like this.
 
So I'm just going to sit tight and rock out with my Batman Beyond skin until they release this as DLC. :P

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Posted by MetallicMercury

As much as I want Harley Quinn's Revenge, I'm not buying the game again. It's the same thing with a different label. And that's seriously killing me, because that new content looks insane.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

The way these games always add all their DLC onto the Game of the Year editions makes me want to stop buying these games when they are first release.

Mind you, I do enjoy this game a lot. Still working on some of Batman's challenges.

Posted by Darkpanther

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy I waited :)

Posted by mattwing87

The Harley story should be a separate DLC so I can play it!

Posted by venomyak

From the looks of the cover I'd say Harley Quinn's revenge is a separate dlc and the GOTY edition comes with a voucher for it.

Posted by ME24601

Is all of the content on this being released for download, or do you need to buy the game again?

Posted by bloggerboy

So as someone who's been waiting for the GOTY version I gotta wait till September for this? Oh wait, they didn't mention PC at all.... :/

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I've not even faced the first version yet. Its on my to do list, but this looks great...

Posted by Funrush

@thecomicscove said:

Don't mean to be nitpicky, but I see that Dick Grayson is tagged on this page. Isn't the Robin in Arkham City supposed to be Tim Drake?

Maybe it's cause the game comes with the Nightwing DLC.

Posted by zackattack529

@Funrush: game of the year edition is always cheaper and packed with more. its made for people who have waited patiently and deserve to have goodies for rather less expense :)

Posted by BuNKiTZ

I waited for this to happen. I thought it was gonna take a longer amount of time, but hey, what do you know, it comes out on my friggin' birthday XD

Posted by Mjdemon

ive bought every dlc besides the costumes because they really add nothing to the game besides looks. If Batman was making fists with a yellow ring and flying wtth the Batman Beyond costume maybe id get it but nope. I got Catwoman with the game, and bought Nightwing and Robin and with Harleys Revenge coming i will get that seeing as how i wanna play as Robin in arkham city.

Posted by sparty-dbq

Knew it was a good idea to wait on this game.

Posted by Princess_Dalia95

Fuck! I can't wait!!! I wana play this so bad!

Posted by Eyz

This was obviously coming up :P

Not much of a surprise!

Posted by htb106

few questions.

1.does europe include the UK? because i can't wait 'till september to get this game.

2.how much is the game?

3.is it worth buying the arkham asylum GOTY edition?what features does this have?

Posted by GT-Man

Man the WHOLE reason I waited this long to get Batman Arkam City was for the GOTY Edition, which now doesn't even have the Gotham City Imposters bundled with it?? wish they could just bundle them together for the GOTY, now that would make poeple hungryer for BAC definitely would get my hyped for it. Is it too late to redo it rocksteady? PLEASE!

Posted by Wolverine0628

WOW.

Posted by Funrush

@htb106 said:

few questions.

1.does europe include the UK? because i can't wait 'till september to get this game.

2.how much is the game?

3.is it worth buying the arkham asylum GOTY edition?what features does this have?

  1. I don't know.
  2. I don't know either. Hasn't been announced yet. I'm expecting the $60-$40 range.
  3. Yes, definitely. It can be played in 3D, and comes with four extra challenge maps. Since they're the same prices at Gamestop now, you should get GOTY edition instead of regular.
Posted by Nightw BR

Hey I've already got the game, but I'm not mad about having to get this version of it. I think having both versions will be great. I'll beable to play as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman in the story mode. I'm keeping my other one to definately twice the fun, even if its the same thing. The only thing I wish I could do along with Robin, Catwoman, and Batman is I wish Nightwing was playable in story mode to. No offense, but I like the whole Bat family, especially Robin/ Tim Drake and Nightwing/ Dick Grayson. Also I would love to have a Oracle challenge map in one of these games. I think it would be cool, I don't know how it would work, I know though wheelchair bound she is a good fighter or even having her walk again and be Batgirl again would be cool.

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