Screens: The fap-tastic Batman – Arkham Knight

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Batman-Arkham-Knight-Rock-Steady-WB-Games-8While the last batarang thrown, Batman: Arkham Origins, didn’t exactly deliver a knockout punch the surprise announcement of Batman: Arkham Knight a few weeks ago sent fanboy pulses racing, ours included. We’ve got some new screens and info after the jump.

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The biggest shocker was a brand new villain created by developer Rocksteady in collaboration with DC Comics. Named the Arkham Knight, he seems to be a mix of Anarchy and a mechanised batsuit. This could just be a red-herring to keep us off the scent, but Rocksteady is usually pretty straight-forward so it’ll be interesting to see how he/she fits into the existing canon.

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There have been rumblings you’ll be working very closely with both Jim Gordon…

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… and his daughter Barbara, also known as ‘Oracle’. There have been hints about family tensions coming to a head. Could there be some craziness on par with the adult content of the exceptional graphic novel, The Killing Joke (obviously minus The Joker)? Colour me intrigued.

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Whadda they call you? Wheels?

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The Arkham Knight gets some John Woo styled action on.

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And looks like he/she’s getting the best of Bats. Has The Dark Knight met his match?

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What has me excited is the introduction of the Batmobile. I can’t wait to see how you negotiate through Gotham, rumoured to be 20 times the size of the hardly small world of Batman: Arkham City.

Any Batman release by Rocksteady is immediately on our watch list, but Batman: Arkham Knight could be a console maker for next gen. How does it rank for you? Id this on your must have list? Fussed or nonplussed? Chime in below and let us know.

 

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.
  • adin75

    The Arkham Knight is a pretty badass design. Can’t wait to rip around in the Batmobile, shit is going to be awesome.

  • Chad Wheeler

    This game is sounding pretty fucking awesome so far. The Arkham Knight vaguely reminds me of Batman when he was temporarily replaced in the Knightfall story arc.