‘Arkham Asylum’ and ‘Arkham City’ were two of my families favorite games, we enjoyed hours of entertainment with both of these games. Now prepare yourselves for ‘Batman: Arkham Knight!’
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have provided a great new trailer from the good folks at Rocksteady Games. Anyone who played ‘Arkham City’ will remember waiting for Scarecrow to pop up and scare the Batpants off of us. Now, it’s one year after the events of the game and Batman finds himself again dealing with that ultra-creepy super villain, Scarecrow! (The digital effects of which are really good.) In a grand plan to rid the villainy of Arkham City of that pesky Batfreak, Scarecrow unites the super villains in a plot to kill the Bat.
From the game developers, here is a trailer for the gameplay followed by the official synopsis for the game:
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.
The trailer does what the other games left out, a chance to hop in the seat of the baddest set of wheels this side of Metropolis!
As most of the scuttlebutt surrounding this game is about the Batmobile, it is a major focal point of the game so let’s hit on that just a bit. I can’t tell from the trailer, but the control of the car seems solid. Granted, the player obviously has a lot to do with it. The bursts of speed are exhilarating, the handing looks tight and the gameplay to cinematics are smooth. The integration of the vehicle is so fluid, it almost feels like another gadget from the Batsuit.
It has been said that the previous generation of console hardware just couldn’t do this game justice, and once you are in gameplay, you’ll agree. The scope and scale of ‘Arkham Knight’ is breathtaking, Once you ascend one of the cities taller structures, you will see for yourself how expansive this world is.
Batman can string together multiple grappling targets, which is a feature I wanted to happen in ‘Arkham City’ but never got. This is a great move out of ‘Arkham City’ right into the massive open world of ‘Arkham Knight!’
And as if the epic trailer wasn’t enough, we’ve got some killer screen caps for you!