DC has announced a six-part Arkham City comic series that will bridge the gap between the story in Arkham Asylum and the upcoming game Arkham City. The first two parts will go on sale in May, with a paper and digital version available at the price of $2.99. No word on where you’ll be able to purchase the comic from, though it would be cool if you could purchase the digital version from PSN, XBL. I am sure the digital version will be available to purchase on the web for PC use somewhere, but seeing as the comic is based on a game which will be released on consoles; we should be able to enjoy it on our consoles too.
Written by Batman: The Animated Series writer Paul Dini (who also penned both Arkham games) and drawn by Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City concept artist Carlos D’anda, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY picks up one year after the original game, where former Arkham Warden turned newly elected Mayor of Gotham City Quincy Sharp has decided to close down the infamous institution. In its stead, he establishes “Arkham City,” the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, inmates can roam free and do whatever they want as long as they don’t try to escape. To run this urban prison, Sharp has appointed Dr. Hugo Strange, a man who knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
There will also be digital-first interludes available, and once the game releases you will be able to purchase a collector’s edition which features the every digital-first interlude. This is great for all the hardcore Batman fans such as myself and Richard Bailey. Let us know if you will be checking out the comics below in the comments.
Batman: Arkham City will be released this fall for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.