Catwoman Will Be Playable In Batman: Arkham City, Watch Her Do Her Thing

By Ishaan . June 2, 2011 . 9:14am

Batman won’t be the only character you’ll get to play as in Batman: Arkham City. Warner Bros. announced today that Catwoman will be playable, too. She’ll have her own storyline within the game and her story will intersect with Batman’s.


Additionally, Catwoman will also be playable in challenge maps with her own moves, gadgets and takedowns. Want to see what those look like? Here’s a trailer:



Batman: Arkham City is still on track for a fall release this year. Warner Bros. have it planned for an October 21st release in the U.K.

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  • Fonic

    It’s good to have another playable character but I think I would have preferred Nightwing or Batgirl. Really looking forward to the game regardless.

  • Nice! I didn’t expect Catwoman to be actually playable.

  • kupomogli

    Another playable character is great, especially if they have their own storyline.  Being that I’m a fan of Batman, I’m glad that the series almost always has a very good game.

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Goooddaammmmn….that’s…that’s just…..beautiful…
    October can’t get here fast enough.

  • This is what I have been waiting for. Catwoman owns!!

  • Code

    rar, the one thing I said months ago to my friend was that I really wanted to see Catwoman playable, with Batman/Catwoman co-op play owo; But I guess given they’ve already went ahead and said there wouldn’t be any co-op play; but I’m okay with Catwoman being playable all on her own too, hooray >w<' Since Arkham City I really felt like she would have really lent herself to the engine.

    What I'd love to see though if she has her own story is if she perhaps has her own route through the game so you can play an alternative route through the game, which crosses paths/areas with Batman’s route at times >w<'

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      A boss battle against Batman is all I want. There’s a preview with info about her on Gamespot. Her story mode will take roughly 10% of the game, she will have her own upgrade paths, Riddler trophies and a variation of the detective vision mode.

  • eilegz

    what about batgirl, robin…

  • puchinri

    I wonder if this was a trailer featuring Nightwing, would his ass have been as emphasized as Catwoman’s is here.Since we see more of his than her’s in the comics, I feel that we should have playable Nightwing and a trailer in which we have all his butt in all its wonderful glory. (And maybe it can even distract enemies and Batman in the game!)

  • Sigh…why are her breasts always out?  That’s supposed to be the reveal, not the entire show.  Seriously, after she steals a diamond or whatever, she’s supposed to do the cleavage reveal.  That’s how normal people would do it.

    I think Warner Bros just figures that she runs around like that. It annoyed me in MK vs DC and it annoys me here. The zipper should go up and down. not just down.

  • z_merquise

    Looks like no one here mentioned ‘dat ass’. Hehe.

    First game was surprisingly awesome but what I only found disappointing there was that there were too few boss fights (with only Bane and Ivy that involves actual fighting). Here’s hoping the boss fights here are better. Other than that, this is really a game you won’t miss especially when you love the first. I look forward to this game when it comes in October.

    • Fonic

      Yeah I really liked the first game but the bosses were definitely the low point overall.
      The final one in particular was incredibly underwhelming. 

  • Eddie

    The last thing I expected to hear was lykke li but either way yay more plublicity for lykke!

  • PrinceHeir

    looks awesome :D might actually buy Arkham City and Assylum :P

    • z_merquise

      You should get Arkham Asylum first just to prepare yourself for this sequel. It’s really good.

      Even me who wasn’t a DC comics reader (I’m more in Marvel, indie comics and manga) end up loving the story, settings and characters. Oh and it got a very strong voice performance especially by Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamill (Joker).

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah i might do that :)

        ohh what manga do read nowadays?

        been watching anime lately though; Bakemonogatari, then after that Kimi ni Todoke Season 2 ^^

        • z_merquise

          Latest manga that I read is 7 Billion Needles by Nobuaki Tadano. It’s an adaptation of an old sci-fi book by Hal Clement but Tadano add his own spin to it. It’s a combination of sci-fi, suspense, action and a bit of noir and high school life. I really recommend it. 

          I only have the 1st volume so far and I’m waiting for the other 3 volumes to arrive in my comic shop.

          • PrinceHeir

            awesome will check that out :P

            what about anime? :)

          • z_merquise

            Let’s see, there’s Cowboy Bebop,
            Samurai Champloo,
            Godannnar (giant robots and fan service FOR THE WIN!!),
            Gurren Laggan (only watched the first few episodes but it’s fun),
            High School of the Dead (zombies and fan service FOR THE WIN!!),
            Black Lagoon (bad-ass girls with guns!),
            Karas (it’s bad-ass!),
            Sword of the Stranger (anime film, also bad-ass!)
            and Hellsing OVAs (haven’t watched everything yet).

            Man, were going out-of-topic. I hope it’s okay for the commenters here. Hehe.

            oh I forgot Elfen Lied (only watched the first episode so far but it’s brutal. Moé-moé brutal)

          • PrinceHeir

            good stuff :D

            always wanted watching Cowboy Bepop :P

            watched Hellsing up to VII, been waiting for 2 years now since my last episode.

            argh i want to buy the blu ray bundle but the damn thing is expensive as hell O_O


            seriously? O_O

            well we could always talk mail or siliconera bounce

            here ya go :P

            yahoo mail: [email protected]


  • Aoshi00

    That’s awesome, I remember playing the challenges as Joker was pretty cool..  and we get to see more Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises next year..  I’ve played thru Arkham Asylum twice and I still couldn’t collect all the Amadeus writing :(….

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