Batman: Arkham Knight is On the Way!

The next game in the Batman: Arkham series was announced today, and it sounds like a hum-dinger! There aren’t too many details just yet about Batman: Arkham Knight, but it’s once again going to be made by Rocksteady Games, and it’s going to feature a drivable Batmobile. That sounds pretty neat.

I don’t see a single Robin in that image

Check out this badass trailer too!

The released information reveals that Arkham Knight will be the finale to the franchise – though I can’t imagine DC and Warner Bros. will want to give up on such a popular, money-earning title. Rocksteady has said it’s their last game, but the people who made Arkham Origins may make some more games. That’s for the future to decide.

Here’s the game description:

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.

Right this moment, the story doesn’t sound all that impressive. All of this villains have appeared before, and we can probably all assume that the Joker will pop up somewhere. Remember when we all thought Black Mask was going to be the big bad guy in Arkham Origins? Yeah, I assume a similar twist is going to happen here, and the story will once again be Batman vs. the Joker.

But we’ll see.

ArkhamKnight2

Hopefully Rocksteady has more in mind for Arkham Knight than a drivable Batmobile. They claim we’ll get to fight crime in the ‘entirety of Gotham City’, requiring the Batmobile to get around. That sounds good to me. Considering how big Arkham Origins was, how much bigger can they go?

I don’t have a release date yet, other than sometime in 2014, and the game has been confirmed as Next Gen only, so I might have to miss this one – unless Arkham Knight is so good that it is the game that finally pushes me into buying next gen.

And, of course, no word yet on Robin. But he survived Arkham City and Harley Quinn’s Revenge, so surely he’s going to show up, right? Right!?

Also, it would be nice to see some of my other suggestions for future Arkham games added into the mix.

Sound off in the comments to let me know what you folks think!

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on March 4, 2014, in Batman, DC, Video Games and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on THE EXTREMIS REVIEW and commented:
    So here’s the new Arkham! I had heard there was gonna be a leak today. I love the Arkham Series and cannot wait for this new game. It sounds rather run of the mill but this is just a preliminary leak so … hold your breath on prejudgement. I myself try not to prejudge.

  2. Honestly I think a drivable Batmovil is a very bad idea, I can already imagine how the conversations in the game (or at least mine) will go:

    -Get away from me you murderer.
    -I’m Batman, I protect the innocent and I’m on the side of justice, I don’t kill.
    -YOU RAN OVER THAT DUDE OVER THERE!
    -He was a criminal, and he is not dead just hurt badly.
    -Then how do you explain all the people on the floor bleeding from where you came from? Were all of them criminals?
    -This is Gotham, they must have done something bad at some point.
    -YOU WENT THROUGH A MARKET TO GET HERE, PEOPLE WERE JUST SHOPPING! And even if that guy did something wrong was it necessary to back up and ran over him 3 more times? Even if he isn’t dead he’ll probably be paralized from the neck down!
    -But he ain’t dead and that’s all that matter.

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