The voice cast for Arkham City is much the same as that of the previous Arkham games. The player can use the Batarang to attack enemies to create a light beam to stun them, and pull them into the air for a quick knock down. In addition to his normal melee attacks, Batman can use his various gadgets, including his utility belt, to perform throws, grapple, use the Explosive Gel to slow his fall or hold someone in place, and the Batclaw, which can be used to attack multiple enemies at once.
The game is similar to the original. The player can carry on conversations with civilians in Arkham City. Being able to use civilians as a means to get information is a new feature. Players can also use the crane to examine buildings and collect clues. Additional features include the Crime Recorder, which allows the player to view clips from television programs and newspaper to find clues, and newspapers which allow the player to read brief updates about key events in the game, as well as brief information on some of the main characters, such as the Penguin, who is hosting an event of his own.The game also features a new kind of character, the Arkham Warriors, who are former inmates currently employed by the game's developer as members of its security force. These characters are non-playable and exist solely for the purposes of helping the player in the game. The security forces are made up of the usual suspects, such as the Catwoman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, and the Riddler, as well as new villains like the Mad Hatter, the Ventriloquist, the Toymaker, and the Firefly. Several villains from Arkham Asylum return, including Hugo Strange, the Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and Mr. Freeze. Other new villains include the Blockbuster, Killer Moth, the Joker, Shrapnel, and the Jester.
The Batmobile is featured in the game. The Batmobile is unlocked if the player achieves certain achievements, such as defeating three Arkham Warriors, the Joker, or the Riddler. Once the player has the Batmobile, the player can use it to navigate the city and use it to perform one of the numerous takedowns in the game.
Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. Arkham City features four new character skins for Batman, each of which has a unique voice-over. Each of the four skins consist of a first and a second skin. The first skin is accessible from the beginning of the game and is only available for the PS3 version. The second skin is earned by completing the game, and is accessible on all platforms. The first two skins are based on the Dark Knight's two most popular comic book identities, the Knight and the Dark Knight. The last two skins are based on the comics' alternate universe versions of the character, the Batman Who Laughs and the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, respectively. The first skin is unique to the PS3 version. The second skin is only available for the 360 version of the game. 827ec27edc