For those who somehow may have forgotten, while we were off playing Warner Bros. Games Batman Arkham Origins, Rocksteady, the original developer, were working on their own follow-up to the much beloved Batman Arkham Origins. Now, I know I’m likely in the minority, but I actually liked Arkham Origins Yes, it was a technical nightmare at many points in the game, but when it wasn’t, it was fully enjoyable experience. No, it doesn’t match up to either of its predecessors, yet still I find myself wanting to hop back in the world and check out its upcoming DLC.
That being said, we’re here to talk about the announcement of Batman Arkham Knight, the next in the Batman Arkham series. Knight will feature an open-world Gotham City, one reported to be larger than City’s; villains featured in previous games such as my favorite Two-Face, Scarecrow, Penguin, and Harley Quinn. Also, if my dream journal is to be believed, there will also be a drivable Batmobile, so hold yourself together people!
Pre-ordering the game for either PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 will also get you a playable Harley Quinn DLC. Now, we have no idea currently if this will be something like Catwoman’s DLC in Arkham City, wherein it’s simply a cut section of the game; or something like Deathstroke in Arkham Origins, which was little more than a skin change for challenge maps.
For more info, I refer you to the cool trailer that was just released via the PlayStation Blog:
Nice father/son motif going on above. We don’t really have a sense of the story thus far, but it’s a Rocksteady-made Batman Arkham Game, which in of itself is highly appealing. The question is how they will bring in The Joker once again, as the story to date has mostly been about their romance.