Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis Comic Book Mini-Series Announced

DC Comics has announced a new six-issue comic book mini-series for Batman: Arkham Knight which will explore the origins of the game’s primary antagonist.

Currently, Rocksteady Studios has revealed very little about the Arkham Knight. We know he wears a Batman-inspired outfit – minus the cloak – with an Arkham symbol on his chest. We also know that he is teaming up with Scarecrow to bring chaos to the city. The connection between him and Batman though, is not known. The Arkham Knight has a mysterious vendetta against the Dark Knight and wants his head.

Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis will give us that answer and more when it releases on July 29. The series is written by Pete Tomasi and drawn by Alisson Borges, the same pair who have written the New 52 Batman reboot comics as well.

It’s interesting to note that Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled for a release on June 23 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The comic book however will be out a week later. Prequels are better if we go through them before playing the game and unraveling the mystery behind the Arkham Knight. It would prove pointless to purchase Genesis otherwise.

In other news, Sony has previously announced that all PlayStation 4 owners will be getting access to bonus content before it’s available anywhere else. This includes additional in-game missions and custom skins for Batman and the Batmobile. All of this content will be available when the game launches.

Batman: Arkham Knight is a highly anticipated title of this year and Rocksteady has not held back when it came to designing the new streets on which players will be driving the Batmobile for the first time in the franchise.