On Tuesday morning news leaked from one of those weird random game websites that the next Batman game would be called Arkham Knight and that it would be coming to next-gen consoles. Shortly thereafter, Rocksteady and Eurogamer unveiled the game officially, with news and tidbits flying all over the interwebs. And of course, there is a trailer.
Yep. That’s Batman.
Here are some random takeaways from the trailer as well as some notes from the still-emerging details:
-Following the relatively poor-reviewed Origins from Warner Bros Montreal Studios, the franchise returns to the capable hands of Rocksteady, the studio responsible for Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. This makes Joey a happy boy, because he totally ignored Arkham Origins. It was a buggy mess that some players are still unable to finish because WB hasn’t delivered on a patch that fixes the issues.
-That was GORGEOUS. It looks like a real next-gen game. And that’s all it is too. There will be no PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of this game (as we’ve currently heard anyway). This makes Arkham Knight one of the first AAA-titles to move on from the last generation of machines. This is probably why WB Montreal released Arkham Origins, so they could get one last game in on the prior consoles.
-Kevin Conroy is back as Batman. Damn skippy.
-According to the interview Rocksteady had with Eurogamer, Arkham Knight isn’t only the title of the game, but the name of a new Bat-opponent. I’m hoping for the Ventriloquist holding a Bat-puppet. Hey, a guy can dream, right?
-For the first time in the series, players will be able to summon and drive the Batmobile. This is long overdue. What’s the fun of being Batman if you can’t play with ALL the toys? Now if they let me change to Bruce Wayne whenever I wanted, we’ll have a near-perfect game on our hands.
-Gotham is a violent shit-hole. Can we all agree on this?
-I also can’t ever buy the Penguin as a legit villain for the Caped Crusader. I don’t care how many goons he has at his disposal. He’s short as hell, overweight, and isn’t the smartest guy in the room. So how is he a match for Bats again?
-The Scarecrow has been billed as the main villain, but Harley Quinn, Two-Face, and the aforementioned Penguin are all confirmed as appearing in the game. AND if you pre-order the title, you’ll be able to play as the Joker’s main squeeze. Uh… I’m in.
Now where are my pre-order options at?
WHERE ARE THEY?
Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled for an October 2014 release.
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