Batman: Arkham City is 4-5 Times Bigger Than Asylum

Last week saw the release of numerous screenshots from Batman: Arkham City and now there are also new quotes from Rocksteady Studios’ Efton Hill about the anticipated game, coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in fall 2011.

Hill told CVG that the game is "four or five times" bigger than Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman will have double the number of moves as his disposal this time.

"Without a doubt, the hardest part of moving the game setting from the confines of the asylum into the urban sprawl of Arkham City was simply building the environment," he said.

"Our objective in this game is not to make the biggest game we can, but to make the best game possible. Gamers who played ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ will know how dedicated we are as a studio to injecting an incredible amount of detail into every environment we build.

"It is this attention to detail that gives our games the deep and intense atmosphere that so many players have found so compelling, and so we have had to seriously scale up our art team in order to bring the same level of detail to Arkham City, which is about 4-5 times bigger than ‘Arkham Asylum.’"

He added that players will get a sense of continuity from the end of Batman: Arkham Asylum as you will begin Batman: Arkham City with many of the same core gadgets that you unlocked in the first game.