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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. (Full article...)

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