Paul Dini is writing for Batman: Arkham City

Paul Dini is writing for Batman: Arkham City

With every sequel announcement comes the inevitable fear that whatever made the original worthy of a sequel would be lost in the followup. Perhaps this fear is doubly true in the case of Batman: Arkham City; its predecessor, the less-awkwardly named Batman: Arkham Asylum, stands a giant atop a mountain of mediocre Batman games. Is it possible to capture that same lightning in a bottle?

One good formula is to keep the same creative team around. While UK-based Rocksteady Studios is back in the role of “developer,” writer Paul Dini is back in the role of, well, writer and spoke with MTV about the project. Perhaps most notably – outside of his very existence in the project – is the information that Arkham City started production right after Arkham Asylum was finished, giving the sequel a solid two years of development time before its Fall 2011 release, MTV reports.

While Dini wouldn’t drop any hints about the story (spoiler alert: Catwoman’s in it … and on the cover of Game Informer) he did tell MTV, “We’re well on our way through production. We’re doing recordings all this week here in Los Angeles […] It’s all sounding great and it’s looking terrific.” When discussing things that didn’t make it into the original and may be in the sequel, Dini said there was “perhaps a little more Batmobile action” they would’ve liked to include in Asylum. We don’t know about you guys, but no Batmobile segment in the sequel sounds a-okay to us.

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