There are people playing this already although it's not the official release date until next week. I know a few lucky people in the US are getting it early (17th) and it may have been sent out early in some countries so thought it was time for one of these. MODS IF ITS TOO EARLY PLEASE LOCK DOWN. Batman: Arkham City expands upon the gritty, atmospheric scenery and characterization that catapulted Batman: Arkham Asylum to the forefront. It is set in a sequestered section of Gotham City that has become the home for the criminally insane. Players are introduced to a brand new story that bring together an ensemble cast of characters and villains from the Batman universe, as well as enhanced gameplay features that build upon the ultra-realistic Dark Knight experience that fans enjoyed with Batman: Arkham Asylum. Looking forward to this game and i'm sure i'll be in here asking for help.