Batman: Arkham City (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows) isn’t going to pick up exactly where Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows) left off, and that’s okay. It happens with video games. The good news is, if you really want to know what happens in the space between, you can. DC Comics is going to release a Batman: Arkham City comic mini-series in 2011. Best of all, the writer for the games, Paul Dini, is writing the comic.
That image on the right there is the one to look for once May, 2011 rolls around. It’s the cover art for the first issue of Batman: Arkham City, drawn by Carlos D’anda. The first two issues will release at the same time, and each cost $2.99. After that, you’ll have to keep an eye out for four more issues, which will lead up to the Fall, 2011 release of Batman: Arkham City. You can check them out in your local comic book store or buy them digitally.
The Batman: Arkham City comic will set the stage for the games, showing how Quincy Sharp, Gotham’s new mayor, starts and executes the plan to close Arkham Asylum and open Arkham City. It also sounds like it may reveal a bit more about Dr. Hugo Strange, Arkham City’s appointed caretaker. Apparently, Dr. Strange actually knows who Batman really is. Perhaps the comic will also get into how Two-Face and other villains are captured and placed in Arkham City.
In addition, eight page interludes will appear between each digital Batman: Arkham City comic release and cost 99¢. Those will only be online exclusives for a limited time though. The eventual Batman: Arkham City collected edition will have all six issues of the comic and interludes bundled together and released in stores.