I was absolutely gutted when Rocksteady Studios announced that the finale to their Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, was delayed several months. Instead of getting one of the most highly-anticipated games in the Fall of this year, we learned we would be getting it in the Winter of next year.
Now we know exactly when it will be coming, though, as the Microsoft Store has let slip a release date of February 24th, 2015. Although the release date isn’t official, it sounds pretty legit considering it has been assumed that the game would be coming sometime in February.
Batman: Arkham Knight is being developed by Rocksteady Studios and will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Rocksteady has gone and done the unthinkable, I’m afraid. At a recent hands-on event for the game they held which showed off the game’s batmobile they broke the news that the game would not meet its October 14th release date. In fact, it won’t be coming in 2014 at all.
No specific reason for the delay of the game was released, though it being the final chapter of the critically-acclaimed series has me thinking they just want this thing as good as it can possibly be. The month of October is already pretty crowded, anyway; with Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Driveclub, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Evolve and The Evil Within all slated to release that month. Holy crap.
Perhaps the most anticipated game for the rest of 2014 will be Rocksteady’s conclusion to the Batman: Arkham trilogy in the form of Batman: Arkham Knight. We have now received the first gameplayer trailer, and it is simply incredible.
The tone of the trailer is fittingly dark as we witness a new threat that tells everyone to abandon Gotham city or succumb to a terrible fate. As chaos ensues the Dark knight himself eventually shows up and we get a good look at his sick new suit and batmobile. Check out the trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q4U_QRcg84′%5D
Batman: Arkham Knight will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 14th.
Well, I guess you could say I might be anticipating this game a little bit. OK, in all honesty, this game looks phenomenal and this new gameplay trailer just continues to further solidify the grip this game has on my brain. It hurts, but I’m willing to deal with the pain if the end product ends up being as good as it potentially could be. In other words… it’s kick-ass.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be releasing in the Fall of this year, and to help bide your time while you wait (yeah, right) some great new screenshots from the game have been revealed.
Throughout the screenshots we get to see great looks at the city, the Batmobile and a bunch of the game’s villains. Check all the screenshots out in the gallery below.
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I looked at these pics and then I realized that I need to go back and play the original games. I think that means that these pics have done their job. Job well done, pics.
As the major announcement yesterday that Batman: Arkham Knight would be releasing later this year starts to settle down, developer Rocksteady has revealed some new information about the game to tide people over.
Game Informer was the lucky magazine that got first dibs on all things Batman: Arkham Knight in their April 2014 issue, in which they talked about a whole bunch of stuff regarding this hugely anticipated game. The game will take place 1 year after the events of Arkham City, and the the city you will be able to roam around in will be much bigger.
Streets are also going to get the super-size treatment in order to accommodate for perhaps the most highly-anticipated feature, the Batmobile. You will be able to use the Batmobile to make your way around the game’s city, which make’s Batman a force to be reckoned with. To make matters even better, the Batmobile can be summoned with the push of a button, resulting in the Batmobile showing up with the pedal to the metal.
This game will also feature a villain that was created specifically for the game, though his identity is a mystery so far. Other villains include Scarecrow and Harley Quinn. Scarecrow has cooked up a brand new fear toxin that he has planted all around the city inside of bombs, which sounds like he has very good intentions for all of the city’s residents.
The last bit of news is perhaps the best news to come out of all these mini-announcements, and it is that the iconic Kevin Conroy will be reprising his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman. Fans will remember that he was replaced in the prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, by Roger Craig Smith. It will be a great thing to have the man most people refer to as “the voice of Batman” back in the recording booth.
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What can I even actually say at this point? All of this information is enough to make any Batman fan or gaming fan in general jump for joy! It didn’t take long, but Batman: Arkham Knight has quickly become one of my most anticipated games of the year.
The big announcement was leaked earlier today, but now Rocksteady has made it official by announcing that Batman: Arkham Knight is indeed being developed. To make it even more official, they have released a 4-minute trailer to get everyone pumped.
The trailer features narration from Bruce Wayne’s father as he talks of everything that he hopes his son will and won’t do, and in both cases those things have happened. His father didn’t want him to waste all of his inheritance on fast cars and gadgets, but instead use it to make Gotham safe. Well, I guess he KIND OF did that.
Batman: Arkham Knight is set to come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. Check out the trailer above.
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This trailer is fantastic! I love how, for most of its duration, it has a very somber tone with Thomas Wayne describing what he hopes Bruce will do in his life, and it’s actually pretty touching! Of course, we get some great action shots towards the end, and a shot of Bruce Wayne tearing butt in the Batmobile. I can’t wait to utilize the new game mechanics and see the conclusion to this great series.