It’s time to take whatever details Rocksteady has revealed so far about Batman: Arkham Knight and link them with the actual lore of the characters.
Be warned though, the following contain slight spoilers and in case you have yet to finish Batman: Arkham City, you just might want to do that first before venturing forward, if not to ruin the ending.
Batman: Arkham Knight takes place one year after the events of Arkham City. The Joker is dead and Batman is not coping well with the fact that he’s gone.
The drama around Batman’s code of ethics that speak against seeing his enemies dead take a mighty toll on the Dark Knight. In the comics, the bond between both have been explained well quite a few times.
If anyone wants to explore through that then be my guest.
As a result of Joker’s absence, the crime rate of Gotham City has fallen drastically. People are finally beginning to feel safe and the nights are a bit boring compared to what it had a year before. Naturally, it doesn’t last long.
In Batman: Arkham Knight Penguin, Two Face and Harley Quinn form an alliance to take down Batman.
To make matters worse Scarecrow threatens on Halloween night to unleash a new wave of his fear toxin. This threat sends Gotham City into a state of panic and puts the GCPD on edge as they begin to fight back and also evacuate the masses. Soon Gotham City’s only inhabitants are the police, the criminals and Batman.
Alongside the above mentioned villains, Batman: Arkham Knight will also feature the Riddler, the newly created character by Rocksteady called Arkham Knight, and Red Hood, who will appear as a pre-order DLC bonus. He’s the second Robin who was killed by Joker with a crowbar but was then later brought back to life.
Other appearances include Commissioner Gordon and his daughter Barbara, who as Oracle sets up shop in the Wayne Tower in the game.
Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015.