Interview with developer Rocksteady's Dax Ginn

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Dax Ginn of game developer Rocksteady talked with Game Guy Barry White about Batman: Arkham City in a one-on-one interview sit-down interview.  The game, which comes out this October, is the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster Batman: Arkham Asylum.

"We at Rocksteady have really committed an amazing amount of effort into creating a game world that is five times bigger than the original game on Arkham Island," said Ginn.  "That means that Batman is really where he belongs: delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City."

The game will feature an expanded cast of characters compared to the previous title, including Two-Face, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.

Ginn credits the collaborative relationship Rocksteady has with property owner DC Comics and enjoys the creative freedom the comic book company is giving the development team when it comes to the characters.  Catwoman, for example, is being re-imagined as more of a military-grade character.

"She's a woman of action.  She navigates the game world in a very, very different way from the way that Batman does, and she really is all action when it comes to combat abilities as well as her stealth and kind of thieving capabilites.  So, we wanted her outfit and her appearance to really reflect the sorts of actions she engages in in the game," he explained.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is currently being developed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows-based PC and will be released in October of this year.  A Wii-U version is also in the works and is planned for release in 2012.

Check out the video for the full interview with Dax Ginn of Rocksteady Games in regards to Batman: Arkham Asylum in the video player.

- Game Guy Barry White


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