New Arkham City Screens Reveal Batman/Bane Partnership

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New Arkham City Screens Reveal Batman/Bane Partnership

There's no shortage of people who want to hurt Batman in Arkham City, but luckily, the Dark Knight doesn't always have to fight alone.

If you need someone to watch your back, someone who once broke your back probably wouldn't be high on your list. Unfortunately, when you're a masked vigilante trying to keep order in a prison filled with hardened criminals and murderous psychopaths, you don't always have a choice, as Batman discovers when he and Bane are forced to team up to fend off a gang of gun-toting assailants in Arkham City.

A new screenshot for the game shows Bane and Batman back-to-back surrounded by gunmen, showing that even the Caped Crusader needs a little helping hand from time to time. It's not clear who the gunmen are, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were Arkham City guards under the control of Hugo Strange. Other screenshots show Catwoman beating the snot out of people, a heavily tattooed, one-armed man, and Batman armed with the shotgun version of the "Remote Electrical Charge" device, which - among other functions - acts like an area effect taser.

It seems pretty clear that Arkham City's story is going to have its fair share of twists and turns, stuffed full of shifting loyalties and schemes within schemes. Of course, that's not a bad thing; in fact, it's exactly what you expect in a prison stuffed full of master criminals and crazy people.

Batman: Arkham City comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 18th.

Source: Destructoid

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I think the one-armed guy is KGBeast (best name ever), but he is usually depicted missing his left arm, and only to about the elbow. But the guards outfits have quite a Soviet feel to me (if the 2 pics are connected) and "possible KGBeast" has a big red star as a tattoo so it's possible.

Number 2 makes me hurt down there just looking at it.

I never liked bad guys joining the good guys to defeat other bad guys but Bane and Batman sounds pretty awesome so I want be a sceptic.

I'm not particularly a fan of the Bane model, but I'm not surprised at all by the team up.

Just as long as this is genius Bane, and not Movie/Idiot Bane. Of course I'd prefer secret six Bane the most, but one can't exactly have everything. Though if bane is making an appearance, does that mean that Arkham State will have Az-Bat in it I wonder.

Definitely a game I'm looking forward to. I certainly enjoyed the first, despite the fact that I know next to nothing about the Batman mythos--though the game certainly remedied that, at least a bit! I'm hoping this one will prove to be just as fun and interesting for those of us who don't really know squat about Batman.

Also, noticed that one of the tags says "xbox 350" rather than "360".

Is the taser/shotgun a Batman Gadget or something he took from a guard?

I think the catwoman design looks pretty good.

Gross, I thought that Bane was going to look better in Arkham City because he will be off the Titan. That look is terrible.

Wooo! A team-up would hint at the traditional genius Bane I love so much rather than the stupid movie Bane that shouldn't have existed.

It wasn't me, it was the one-armed man

(sorry couldn't resist,also cookie for refrence)

I love that Catwoman picture. You can tell hes like "BEST.DEATH.EVER."

Awesome, let's get a little hype going for Bane, especially since he's going to be in the next movie.

standokan:
I never liked bad guys joining the good guys to defeat other bad guys but Bane and Batman sounds pretty awesome so I want be a sceptic.

To be fair, Bane and Batman have teamed up in the past in comics to help out each other before on several occasions. Batman has even allowed Bane to stay with him and funded a search for Bane at one point, and the two do have respect for one another.

viggih7:
It wasn't me, it was the one-armed man

(sorry couldn't resist,also cookie for refrence)

The Fugitive.

A team up between Batman and Bane doesn't seem that far out there. While Bane has his pride, he is a very intelligent person in the comics and it would be more than reasonable to have him put his conflict with Batman on hold to defeat Strange or someone else.

I much rather play as Bane than Catwoman or Robin....

While this is pretty cool but wouldn't this confuse some people when the Dark Knight Rises come out (those who aren't into comics)? I know the they did team up somewhere in the comic in the past.

The Gentleman:

Dear escapist. Please dont post game spoilers in your news section.

Scarim Coral:
While this is pretty cool but wouldn't this confuse some people when the Dark Knight Rises come out (those who aren't into comics)?

I'm willing to give more credit to an adult who can figure out why things are different across different mediums. Besides, at least the films don't have Batman traveling forward through time from the stone-age to race against Darkseid's living-bomb, while trying to defeat an immortal relative of the Waynes who's a psychotic cultist.

If that last statement confused anyone here, just remember: Grant Morrison (the writer of the aforementioned garbage) is fucked in the head.

I'm not surpise by the fact that Bane and Batman Team up.

They did it in the 90's.

I also want to stress when they do team up: SHIT GETS DONE.

Jbird:

Scarim Coral:
While this is pretty cool but wouldn't this confuse some people when the Dark Knight Rises come out (those who aren't into comics)?

I'm willing to give more credit to an adult who can figure out why things are different across different mediums. Besides, at least the films don't have Batman traveling forward through time from the stone-age to race against Darkseid's living-bomb, while trying to defeat an immortal relative of the Waynes who's a psychotic cultist.

If that last statement confused anyone here, just remember: Grant Morrison (the writer of the aforementioned garbage) is fucked in the head.

Normally, I would defend someone in that spot. But no, no you het the nail on the head.

What makes it sad, is that I enjoy Grant's Batman work.

I would put the first pic of catwoman on my list for what I want my death to be.

Doktor Sleepless:
I think the one-armed guy is KGBeast (best name ever), but he is usually depicted missing his left arm, and only to about the elbow. But the guards outfits have quite a Soviet feel to me (if the 2 pics are connected) and "possible KGBeast" has a big red star as a tattoo so it's possible.

He also has two tattoos on his chest that look like penguins. I imagine, if he is the KGBeast, it won't be him at the height of his game, but as a high profile henchman of the Penguin. However, I'm not sure they'd do that, seeing as Penguin already has

as a henchman. and two obscure, but no less dangerous, villains working for one high profile villain might be a bit...I dunno, crowded, for lack of a better word.

Batman: ok, heres the plan Bane. I punch anything you don't punch, got it?

Rhys95:
Is the taser/shotgun a Batman Gadget or something he took from a guard?

I would venture the guess that it's a batman designed gadget. Seeing as that would follow the logic of the last game (all the gadgets and upgrades were batman "products")

Rhys95:
Is the taser/shotgun a Batman Gadget or something he took from a guard?

Probs Batman's own. looks majorly hi-tech, and these screens are making me curse August and September, soo looking forward to it.

The more I read about this game, the more I cannot wait to play it! It's incredible how it manages to set the bar higher and higher with each passing update.

My comic book knowlage is a bit hazy over the last few years, what with them SUCKING so far it causes me physical pain... But Bane hasn't been a proper "villian" for a while now. He's teamed up with Bats in the books a few times, was a memembr of the suicide squad i *THINK* at one point, and is close to a good guy then a bad one. Or at least he was. Like i said, haven't been keeping up, what with the sucking and all...

So, not a big suprise. Wonder if we'll be able to control him at some point. That could be fun. Look forward to this game.

Well, that kind of makes sense. They didn't seem to really hate each other in the last game, and Bane is hyper-intelligent. Teaming up with the Bat would be a good way to end some of the rampant chaos that will be going down.

I'm supposed to be scared of that guy with one arm?

Logan Westbrook:
*snip*

Massive Edit:

Found the real deal;
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/sdcc-11-penguin-trailer/717849

He sounds like a bad guy from a Guy Ritchie movie. I approve.

Edit2: And Solomon Grundy looks formidable too.

Considering this is Bane we're talking about, he'd definetly side with the Dark Knight if it meant his freedom. Bane is pretty much an anti-hero, though a more lethal one.

Does this mean Bane will have more dignity this time?

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