Batman: Arkham City – The Album announced, reminds us of Nineties Bat-albums

Features new tracks from Coheed and Cambria and more – but will anything top Batman Forever’s ‘Kiss From A Rose’?

Remember the pre-Christopher Nolan days of Batman films where artists of the day (or, in some cases, on the verge of disappearing from the charts) chipped in their own music ‘inspired’ by Batman? Well, that thought-dead practice is back for the release of videogame Batman: Arkham City.

Featuring new music from the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Panic! At The Disco, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and other bands with haircuts, the tracks take their cues from the themes present in the game. One of those is the song ‘Trophy Widow’ by The Damned Things, which we can only assume is about collecting Riddler Trophies; tracks about grappling hooks and pre-order exclusive Robin challenge rooms would’ve gone down equally well.

The album will be out on October 4th, and bundled in with the expensive collector’s edition of the title. Batman: Arkham City is almost certainly going to be one of the best games of the year, and is out on October 21st.

Just in case you forgot the Nineties: