There's no shortage of people who want to hurt Batman in Arkham City, but luckily, the Dark Knight doesn't always have to fight alone.
If you need someone to watch your back, someone who once broke your back probably wouldn't be high on your list. Unfortunately, when you're a masked vigilante trying to keep order in a prison filled with hardened criminals and murderous psychopaths, you don't always have a choice, as Batman discovers when he and Bane are forced to team up to fend off a gang of gun-toting assailants in Arkham City.
A new screenshot for the game shows Bane and Batman back-to-back surrounded by gunmen, showing that even the Caped Crusader needs a little helping hand from time to time. It's not clear who the gunmen are, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were Arkham City guards under the control of Hugo Strange. Other screenshots show Catwoman beating the snot out of people, a heavily tattooed, one-armed man, and Batman armed with the shotgun version of the "Remote Electrical Charge" device, which - among other functions - acts like an area effect taser.
It seems pretty clear that Arkham City's story is going to have its fair share of twists and turns, stuffed full of shifting loyalties and schemes within schemes. Of course, that's not a bad thing; in fact, it's exactly what you expect in a prison stuffed full of master criminals and crazy people.
Batman: Arkham City comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 18th.