Batman: Arkham City - First story details

Gotham City becomes security "home" for new all-star cast of villains...

Rocksteady's released the first teasing story details for Batman: Arkham City, following the game's reveal this afternoon on the front of a US games mag.

According to the developer, Arkham City "builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security 'home' for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds."

As expected, the sequel's set inside the now "heavily fortified" walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, the developer's said, and a brand-new story that "draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, " is promised.

Of course we already know that part of the "all-star" cast includes Cat Woman, Mr. Freeze and Two-Face.

Rocksteady also reckons "a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features" will deliver "the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight."

We can't wait to see some actual game content. Luckily, we only have to wait for the next issues of Official Xbox Magazine and Official PlayStation Magazine.