Well at least we can be grateful that this isn't a (fill in the blank) version of Monopoly. There's not much else that can be shoehorned into a game about being a slum-lord.

Arkham City Escape is a combination card and board game that will have one player as Mr. Wayne, and the rest of the players as all of the villains from Gotham's underbelly. Cryptozoic games will be releasing the game February 2013 and they've let some details about the game out:

  • In Batman: Arkham City Escape, two players engage in a game of wits and strategy that pits Batman against his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham City!
  • One player takes on the role of Batman, and the other player is in command of Batman's Rogues Gallery! No two games play out the same, as the villain player uses a random assortment of villains each time.
  • Each of the Arkham City inmates has exclusive special abilities to use as they take hostages and try to escape the clutches of the Dark Knight.
  • Utility Belt cards give Batman access to a variety of special gadgets to use as he works towards stopping the Arkham City escapees and saving his allies!

Sounds cool, too bad it won't make it out in time for Christmas. Also, it's too bad that The Riddler is still a character. Let us know what you think over on Twitter.