Rocksteady Studios dives back into the grim world of Gotham City with their first announcement trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. After their last successful hit, Batman: Arkham City, Rocksteady is looking to close this chapter in their lives and end their Arkham trilogy with a bang. Check out the first big trailer for Batman: Arkham City which features a gameplay mechanic many gamers have been dying to get their hands on, the Batmobile.
Debuting earlier today, Rocksteady is slating Akrham Knight to be their big finisher for their Arkham series, much like Nolan’s Rises finished off the Dark Knight trilogy. With director Sefton Hill back in the drivers seat, the developers are very excited to deliver fans a grand finale they deserve:
“The team at Rocksteady Studios is putting a tremendous amount of work into delivering the final chapter of our Batman: Arkham trilogy so that fans can feel what it’s like to be the Batman… We’re excited to be developing the game for next-gen platforms, which has allowed us to bring to life the design elements that we envisioned from the beginning such as the Batmobile and how it augments Batman’s abilities, to the fully detailed and realized Gotham City.”
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After the events of Arkham City, the crime world of Gotham has been flipped on its head now that the Joker’s reign of terror has been put to a stop. But Batman’s mission to stop crime in Gotham is never over. This beautiful, cinematic trailer is the perfect introduction to the last chapter of the Arkham series. With a narration by Alfred to Bruce, the “Father to Son” leaves a chilling calm before the storm.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s pretty obvious that players are going to just drive around Gotham for hours and completely forget about the side quests and story mode. How could you say no to the Batmobile when you have the opportunity to drive it? While the poor Wii U gets another Mario game or something to that degree, the step up to next-gen consoles for Arkham Knight will prove the jump to PS4 and Xbox One will be worth the dough. The computer graphics look superb and makes me wonder how it could get better than this.
Here is a brief plot synopsis of Batman: Arkham Knight courtesy of Rocksteady Studios:
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.
Here is the box cover art for the game:
How excited are you for Arkham Knight? Do you think Scarecrow, Two Face, Penguin, and Harley Quinn will be strong enough villains to replace the clown for this epic, final showdown? Let us know in the comment section below.
Batman: Arkham Knight is expected to launch this fall for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with a release date to be announced soon.
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