Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by
Rocksteady Studios and released by Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles,
and Microsoft Windows. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and
written by Paul Dini with Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill, it is the sequel
to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Incarcerated in Arkham
City, a massive new super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of
fictional Gotham City, Batman must uncover the secret behind the
sinister scheme "Protocol 10", orchestrated by the facility's warden,
Hugo Strange. The game's leading characters are predominantly voiced by
actors from the DC Animated Universe, with Kevin Conroy reprising his
role as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker. Using third-person
perspective, the game focuses on Batman's combat and stealth abilities,
detective skills, and gadgets for combat and exploration. The game was
praised for its narrative, characters and world designs and for Batman's
combat and navigation abilities. It was tied for the highest-rated video
game of 2011 according to review aggregator Metacritic, and was the
recipient of several awards.
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