The two big things to know about Batman: Arkham Knight are that you can drive the Batmobile, and there's a new villain -- the titular Arkham Knight -- created by Rocksteady, Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee. If you need more to go on...
Rocksteady Studios has found itself in a somewhat precarious position with Arkham Knight. The team's two previous installments in the series are so universally revered that it begs the question "What can it do to live up to, and surpass, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City?" Rocksteady's opted to take the path of increasing the scope of everything and changing the formulaic approach to some of the series' conventions. It remains to be seen how well it'll work.
Arkham Knight is the first in the "Rocksteady Trilogy" (this term kept coming up, presumably to distance themselves from Arkham Origins) to give Batman free rein of Gotham City. The plot device driving this iteration is that Scarecrow has threatened to release a fear toxin so the entirety of the city has been evacuated. Well, except for all the thugs, criminals, and super villains that refuse to leave. They'll be Batman's punching bags en route to finding Scarecrow.
If this version of Gotham City sounds like semi-familiar territory, that's because it kind of is. The cynically analytical might say this walled-off playground full of baddies smacks of Arkham City with skyscrapers. The optimist might suggest that this added verticality is a welcomed progression for the series.
No multiplayer. Kevin Conroy voicing Batman. The Batmobile. Rocksteady developing. Hell yeah, I'm eager to hear more about Batman: Arkham Knight. Particularly given that I skipped Origins and am coming into this one with a lo...
New details have emerged from the Game Informer cover story of Batman: Arkham Knight, and there's a lot to take in. First off, "Arkham Knight" is actually the name of a new villain that was created by DC Entertainment. T...
After months of leaks, we finally saw the reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight as the upcoming cover story for this month's Game Informer. As the final installment in the Arkham series, The Dark Knight faces his toughest challenge yet as the Scarecrow has taken over Gotham City and joined forces with Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and other villains to take out Batman.
In addition to the reveal, we also have a brand new CG trailer setting up the events of the game. As a next-gen only release, it's looking like Rocksteady is going all out with this one. I can't wait to hear more from this title, which is expected to release later this year.
[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knightcoming out on October 14, 2014.]
[Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!]
Before you freak out -- the series is apparently back in the hands of Rocksteady. Phew. WB was all set to announce the next Batman game soon, but a GAME UK retail leak has possibly spoiled the surprise. The game is being called "Batman: Arkham Knight," and will supposedly be released on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this year as the "explosive finale" of the franchise.
Gameplay details are sparse, but it looks like you might get to drive the Batmobile, you might be able to play as Harley Quinn in some Challenge Maps, and Scarecrow might be the main villain. Really, I'm just glad Rocksteady is back after the monumental mess WB Montreal caused with Origins.
Warner Bros. is bundling its Batmen with the Arkham Collection, set to release in the UK on November 22.
The package consists of a physical copy of the newly released Arkham Origins, which Jim did not like. It also seems to retcon Arkham Origins Blackgate from the series by exclusion. The previous, Rocksteady-developed Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are included via download codes.
Strangely, only the PC bundle includes all of the Game of the Year Edition content for the previous two games, though the PS3 bundle at least has Origins' Knightfall pack. All the PC copies are Steam compatible. No word on pricing or a release outside of the UK. Also no word on why you should buy this instead of just buying the first two better games on the cheap.
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[Update: According to the rumor mill, Rocksteady won't be involved in this one. According to my Twitter feed of random people saying random things, the less-spectacular Spark Unlimited may take the helm. Hmmmm.]
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For most of this generation, Nintendo existed as its own entity in the market. The Wii couldn't match the technical prowess of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while third-party publishers famously struggled when attempting to bring their wares to the system. As a result, the Wii's library remained anomalous and, to the eyes of some gamers, less than special.
At least for one year, a Nintendo system now stands on equal footing with other leading consoles, and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition exists to hammer that point home. One of the most critically acclaimed action titles on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, Arkham City is now available on the Wii U, and it looks right at home.
That's all it needed to do, really. What it didn't need was GamePad-specific features shoehorned into itself with no benefit granted to the end user. Sadly, it seems not even the Dark Knight can resist the lure of tech demo chicanery.
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One of the best parts of Rocksteady's Arkham series is how expertly the games exploited Batman's greatest asset -- the greatest rogue's gallery in all of comic books. Many of Batman's opponents are as enthralling, if not moreso, than Bruce Wayne himself, and Rocksteady knew it.
From iconic nemeses such as The Joker and Scarecrow to lesser known criminals including The Mad Hatter and Deadshot, Rocksteady scoured the inmates of Blackgate Prison and Arkham Asylum to consistently surprise fans with a cavalcade of psychopaths and gangsters.
Although the next Arkham game is rumored to be a prequel set during the Silver Age, there are still plenty of baddies -- new and old -- that deserve an appearance in the series. We poured over our favorite Bat villains who are yet to make a tangible appearance in Arkham Asylum andArkham City, and humbly present your most desired evildoers.
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