Batman: Arkham City gets 'New Game Plus' mode

When players complete Batman's latest Rocksteady-developed adventure, Arkham City, they will be able to play the game again while retaining all of their upgrades and unlocks in a New Game Plus mode.

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When players complete Batman's latest Rocksteady-developed adventure, they can look forward to replaying the game without being forced through the game's gadget progression system.

Rocksteady's Dax Ginn has revealed that Batman: Arkham City will feature a 'New Game Plus' mode, allowing players to begin the adventure again with everything they've collected, upgraded, and unlocked available to them.

According to Ginn, you'll "need" all the help you can get in the second playthrough because all enemy configurations will change in the second journey. Also changing? Enemy impact notifications, meaning no more icons to show players when an enemy is about to strike.

"You'll have to read their animations coming in," Ginn told GTTV.

Batman: Arkham City comes out for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 18th.

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    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Batman: Arkham City gets 'New Game Plus' mode.

    When players complete Batman's latest Rocksteady-developed adventure, Arkham City, they will be able to play the game again while retaining all of their upgrades and unlocks in a New Game Plus mode.

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      August 31, 2011 6:33 PM

      ...and Games for Windows Live: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/30/batman-arkham-city-to-use-games-for-windows-live-after-all/

      After we mentioned it last week, Warner Bros got in touch with us with the sad clarification: "Just to confirm, Arkham City is a GFWL title."

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        August 31, 2011 6:37 PM

        Tis sad, but it's not a deal breaker. I wonder how Steam will manage this game if DLC is sold through the GFWL marketplace for it. HmmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm...

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          August 31, 2011 6:39 PM

          Pretty sure Steam only cares if it's exclusive.

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            August 31, 2011 6:50 PM

            ^ this, as you will notice, any GFWL game lately has been releasing "codes" for their DLC on steam. So DLC is still handled through GFWL, but you can buy it on Steam, and thats all valve cares about.

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              August 31, 2011 7:12 PM

              Well shiver me timbers, slap me sideways, and call me sally!

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        August 31, 2011 6:57 PM

        So did the last one. Whoopee....

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      August 31, 2011 6:58 PM

      This is awesome!!!

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      August 31, 2011 7:13 PM

      This might be one of the rare games to warrant a second play-through. Please don't suck!

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      August 31, 2011 7:16 PM

      nice! NG+ is always good news for replay value

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      August 31, 2011 8:41 PM

      I usually rent games.. but this will be purchased!!!

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      August 31, 2011 10:28 PM

      NG+ is an amazing thing. Demon's Souls nailed it by raising the difficulty to 11.

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        September 1, 2011 12:55 AM

        DMC's difficulty levels were designed around the fact that you needed your upgrades in the unlocked harder modes. It was also impossible to upgrade everything in one play through so you're still upgrading during your second, third or possibly even fourth play through. DMC4 was excellently balanced for this.

        I also liked the original Ninja Gaiden's difficulty, nothing was carried over on harder difficulties but enemy types and item placement was totally different. Both games had lots of replay value.

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      September 1, 2011 6:42 AM

      This is exactly what I was looking forward to while completing my first playthrough of Arkham Asylum... then once I did and returned to the main menu I couldn't believe this feature didn't exist.

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      September 1, 2011 10:10 AM

      Shame about the actress for Harley Quinn. This new lady is not so great.

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        September 1, 2011 10:25 AM

        Why, what happened?

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        September 1, 2011 10:32 AM

        ?! what happened to the original? there's no substitute for the TAS voicr actors. it sounds wrong without them.

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          September 1, 2011 10:33 AM

          Well, I don't think it was her in the first game either.

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            September 1, 2011 10:38 AM

            It was her. For some undisclosed reason, she wouldn't do this one.

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      September 1, 2011 10:14 AM

      Nice.