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Batman: Arkham City video offers a taste of Gotham

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Rocksteady's Dax Ginn gives us a flavour of Arkham City's vision of Gotham in a new video interview. As the game progresses, Bat signals will help to guide players to the next part of the story mission. At any time you can choose to abandon the main quest for a while and go exploring.

The city's back alleys contain their own incidental sidequests that will revolve around the more minor villains who don't play a major part of the central quest. Expect to be solving Riddler's puzzles and hunting down notorious psychopath, Victor Zsasz in your spare time. Arkham City is out on October 18 in the US, 19 in Australia, and October 21 in Europe.

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.