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These Are Probably The First Batman: Arkham City Screens

Batman, Catwoman, and a gnarly-looking Two-Face. These are probably real, right?

Let me be clear, right off the bat (sorry); we have no idea who leaked this gamut of screenshots supposedly from Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to Rocksteady’s terrific Arkham Asylum. The screenshots were first spotted on an anonymous Flickr account, where they found their way to NeoGAF and, surprisingly enough, our own Arkham City wiki page. Several hours later, the screenshots were taken down from the anonymous account, replaced with a single picture of The Joker.

The point is, these screenshots were not released through what we would call “official channels.” There is every possibility that these pictures featuring Batman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Joker, and Catwoman are an elaborate fake.

But they’re probably not.

And thank goodness for that, because these screenshots look ill. I’ve posted the whole gallery at the end of the article, but here are the most interesting shots of the bunch, complete with a pithy caption.
 

 By taking Arkham off the island, it looks like we're going to see an even wilder breed of Joker street punk. Car doors hurt!
== TEASER ==

 Man, that's a really good messed-up face.


 What if Arkham City is a larger open world environment than Arkham Island? An even more vertical place for Batman to climb up and jump down could be awesome.


 Bow-Chika-Meow-Meow.
 
What do you folks think? What's your favorite part of these new screens? And what do you think they suggest about the kind of game Batman: Arkham City could be?


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Posted by MattBodega

Let me be clear, right off the bat (sorry); we have no idea who leaked this gamut of screenshots supposedly from Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to Rocksteady’s terrific Arkham Asylum. The screenshots were first spotted on an anonymous Flickr account, where they found their way to NeoGAF and, surprisingly enough, our own Arkham City wiki page. Several hours later, the screenshots were taken down from the anonymous account, replaced with a single picture of The Joker.

The point is, these screenshots were not released through what we would call “official channels.” There is every possibility that these pictures featuring Batman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Joker, and Catwoman are an elaborate fake.

But they’re probably not.

And thank goodness for that, because these screenshots look ill. I’ve posted the whole gallery at the end of the article, but here are the most interesting shots of the bunch, complete with a pithy caption.
 

 By taking Arkham off the island, it looks like we're going to see an even wilder breed of Joker street punk. Car doors hurt!
== TEASER ==

 Man, that's a really good messed-up face.


 What if Arkham City is a larger open world environment than Arkham Island? An even more vertical place for Batman to climb up and jump down could be awesome.


 Bow-Chika-Meow-Meow.
 
What do you folks think? What's your favorite part of these new screens? And what do you think they suggest about the kind of game Batman: Arkham City could be?


Posted by Drace

Nice

Posted by AZChristopher

Meow!

Posted by Goldanas

Saw these earlier. They look quite spectacular.

Posted by onimonkii

goggles catwoman best catwoman

Edited by The_Laughing_Man

Got rid of the domanatrix look for harley.

Posted by imayellowfellow

strange i thought the developer didnt want to continue using detective mode because people always stayed in that perspective and missed out on all the great looking visuals

Posted by MisterMouse

looks like some pretty cool screenshots

Posted by Shofixti

Very much Awesome.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@imayellowfellow said:
" strange i thought the developer didnt want to continue using detective mode because people always stayed in that perspective and missed out on all the great looking visuals "
They said they toned it down a lot. The screen shots show that its not as "Intense" as the first game. 
Posted by captain_clayman

yessssss 
all i want is more batman action with more vertical levels and batmobile/bat-jet thing 

Posted by Gregomasta

Y-E-S, YES!

Posted by InFamous91

lovely

Posted by Brodehouse

I like Catwoman playing the middle ground between Batman and villainy.  Hero Catwoman isn't interesting.

Posted by Yzzerdd

What happened to detective vision being augmented reality instead of being blue color mode again?

Posted by ZmillA

nope, not real

Posted by Xealot42

I just got around to reading the GI article about this game today.  I am officially pumped.

Posted by RobotHamster

i came...

Posted by Glak

Game looks greater and greater
I've started reading Batman comics recently, and playing through Arkham Asylum again gave me chills
Arkham City is looking great, like the fact that Catwoman and Two-Face are gonna be in it
The new Harley Quinn design looks great too

Posted by EveretteScott
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Got rid of the domanatrix look for harley. "
You haven't seen a real dominatrix have you?
Posted by Evilsbane

Bat Boner

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@EveretteScott said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" Got rid of the domanatrix look for harley. "
You haven't seen a real dominatrix have you? "
Yes I have. I also saw the quick look and its more of a joke about what the guys said about her. 
Edited by HitmanAgent47

Nice designs for the characters.

Posted by MistaSparkle

If only I had enough money for the first one. 

Posted by Catarrhal

It would be great if Catwoman were a playable character. Nonetheless, these are some of the greatest screenshots I've seen in years.

Posted by Daveyo520

Excitement

Posted by MarkWahlberg

So should we add Cyborg Batman to BatmanBatmanBatman, or are those just Power Gloves?

Posted by Mmmslash

Those goons are so black, they're actually purple.
 
This is... odd.

Posted by Coleslaw893

Awesome screenshots are awesome. Also digging Harley's new costume.

Posted by TheClap

Harley Quinn is the sexiest idea imaginable.  Batmanbatmanbatman.

Posted by Sanitysend

Harley looks sexy. Sorry, can't help myself. Might be because i have her inked on my ribs...

Posted by Burninator12

I'm not so sure about Harley's new look.

Posted by JohnnyMcmillen

Anyone notice the gargoyles in the last screenshot?

Posted by doctorkaneder

Awwwwww shiiiiiiiiit

Posted by virtorio

Sold

Posted by sagesebas
@The_Laughing_Man: Yet somehow still as sexy
Posted by JJOR64

Two-Face looks badass.

Posted by skrutop

Like Arkham Asylum, these screens look great.  Fingers crossed that Catwoman will be playable.

Posted by Zimbo

The pictures are obviously real. Who could make fakes this convincing? They are almost certainly touched up to look nice and pretty though. Either that or the PC version looks amazing. Consider me pumped. This game will be amazing.

Posted by Lilyvalley

I don't even care if this is true, I just want to play this game!

Posted by itsmadness

These are obviously real, since some of them are in the game informer article. Some of these aren't entirely new.

Posted by slowbird

of course they're real, half of them are from the game informer special.  am I right?

Posted by YoctoYotta

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, whatever that means, but it's too bad these screens aren't higher res. Looks pretty sweet.

Edited by leftie68

After reading the GI article featuring a playthrough of the game (no not by GI columnists), some of these screens actually fit along with that playthrough, so I think these are real.  Right down to Quinn's hip tat.
Posted by natetodamax

Some of those were in Game Informer. Batman: Arkham City was their most recent cover story after all.

Posted by Napalm

Oh my god! Tits everywhere. 5/5. Revolutionary.

Posted by noshitsherlock

playable catwoman?? I wonder. 
 
regardless, new screens are exciting I am excited. 

Posted by Koobz

I was going to make fun of how painfully sexualized the female character designs are, but then I remembered Poison Ivy doesn't wear pants in the first game.

Posted by FlipperDesert

Two Face and Catwoman are looking pretty rad, these are probably real and I'm totally glad they are.

Posted by Ravenousrattler

Can't wait to see the batman gang

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