Arkham City adds Game Plus Mode
Its a story weve all heard a million times: you play Game X; you love Game X; you find every single item and do everything you possibly can, yet still you crave more. Tough, there isnt anything left in Game X. You guzzled Game X when you shouldve sipped Game X, long and slow, savoring every second.
It was our problem with Batman: Arkham Asylum, much as we imagine it was a problem for a lot of you. Rocksteady is looking to fix that in Batman: Arkham City with a "New Game Plus" mode, which ramps up the difficulty and modifies a few things for your second go around Crimeburg. Thugs are meaner, boss fights are tougher and Bats will retain all of his XP and gadgets from the first playthrough.
The difficulty setting for "New Game Plus" isnt customizable -- whether you make it through on normal or hard, the difficulty of "New Game Plus" will be the same. Also, there wont be any counter icons on thugs, but we imagine that wont be a huge deal after youve spent a whole game punching them in the face.