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.
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.
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!