Everything We Know About Batman: Arkham Knight
Rocksteady Studios is all geared up to deliver the most enthralling Batman experience, until now, with Batman: Arkham Knight.
Batman: Arkham Knight will welcome various changes, which set it apart from other two titles from the developer. Thanks to Warner Brothers HQ in London, we have a bunch of tidbits to share with you guys!
The game takes place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City and marks the return of Scarecrow with a devastating attack. The relationship between Commissioner Gordon and Batman has grown stronger, and together they try to save Gotham from the apocalypse caused by Scarecrow.
Along with Gordon, her daughter Barbara Gordon AKA Oracle will also assist Batman with information. Unlike the previous installments, players will be able to see her for the first time.
The biggest change that we will witness in Batman: Arkham Knight is the Batmobile. This giant of a vehicle can be considered as a hybrid between a tank, a jet, and an exotic car. It can go through any obstacle, oncoming vehicle, and walls in its way with relative ease.
Batman will be able to come out of it using the old-school grappling and hooking methods.
Along with this, you can also summon it at your will. Furthermore, Batmobile is not only there to overcome obstacles and cruise around the city, but you will also be using it during various missions, and Riddler’s Challenges.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be the first Batman game to launch on next generation of consoles (Xbox One and Playstation 4). Aimed at providing the best experience, the game will not be coming out on last-gen (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3). The game features a world far larger than Batman: Arkham City which is livelier.
Gotham is divided into different districts with each having its own distinctive fee and look. Using the power of next-gen consoles, the lightning, textures, raining, and the overview of Gotham look top-notch.
While we are talking about Gotham City, it is said that it is about 20 times larger than the world of Batman: Arkham Asylum. You will see all sorts of neon-signs, billboards, and other stuff in a dark gloomy tone which gives it a Batman-ish look and feel.
The developer has promised that the players will experience a breathing Gotham, this time. The Gotham will be much more populated, there will be lots of riots going on, and players will experience various activities to engage into.
One of the best things about the game is that it is sticking to the roots of its predecessors. Whether it is combat or any other gameplay mechanic, the game has to offer something to new and returning fans.
Players will have several gadgets at their disposal, which can be used during grappling and gliding. For example, the ability to throw Batarangs during gliding is something we have never seen before. These gadgets unlock different horizons for the Batman and explore Gotham as never before.
Rocksteady has not carried out many changes regarding the combat system of the game. Players will be able to disarm enemies and use their weapons against them. Furthermore, Batman will also be able to grab and throw enemies on to other enemies for extra bit of damage. The counter system is ameliorated a bit so that it still seems fresh and familiar at the same time.
And lastly, the Arkham Knight himself is something we have never seen in any previous Batman game. At first, many fans thought that the name referred to the Batman himself, but later it was revealed that it is a new villain created for the finale.
Arkham Knight is said to be the fiercest adversary Batman will ever come across who will put Batman to the ultimate test. Arkham Knight is not all as Batman will also encounter villains like Harley Quinn, Penguin, Scarecrow and Two-Face, who are making a comeback to destroy him forever.
Provided that Rocksteady manages to get it right (for the last time), Batman: Arkham Knight will certainly be one of the biggest titles of this year.
Batman: Arkham Knight is slated to release globally on October 14, 2014 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.