Batman: Arkham Knight announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and you'll be able to drive the Batmobile

[UPDATE] Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City developer Rocksteady behind the fourth instalment in the Arkham series, with a release date of 2014 mentioned.

[UPDATE] It's official! Game Informer has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight will be its main story for its April issue, and has revealed slightly more about the game. Arkham Knight takes place in a much larger Gotham city, with wider streets to allow the Batmobile to be properly integrated. Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn will also feature alongside Scarecrow.

"We kind of feel like this is the natural end to the story," says Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill in an interview. "We want to kind of go out in style."

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UK retailer Game has listed Batman: Arkham Knight for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with the item's description featuring details about the game and box art.

Batman: Arkham Knight is described as the "explosive finale" to the Arkham series in the (now removed, but spotted by VideoGamer) product listing, and says players will be able to drive the Batmobile around the streets of Gotham. The Batmobile.

It is also said that Scarecrow will feature, and reunite the series' villains. Probably with the collective aim of trying to ruin everything for Batman, at a guess.

A 2014 release date is shown.

Rocksteady, the UK developer behind Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, is shown as the game's developer.

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elbanadodo
elbanadodo

ilove batman sooo much and iwished they put the batmobile on the field iam going to puy it on my ps4


MICHAELKNIGHT2K
MICHAELKNIGHT2K

I was very disappointed in the last two Arkham titles because they lacked the vehicles but finally we get the Batmobile drivable. I do not like the design of the batmobile though I was hoping they would have used the 90s version that was in the first AA game.  Hoping for more options for the car and the batsuit but I am very interested and if done right I will buy.

tyhuebne
tyhuebne

Read somewhere that the poly count (the number of polygons that make up an in game object, for those who don't do the technical side) for just one character is the same as the entire environment of Arkham Asylum. That is crazy. This is going to be good.

nicecall
nicecall

batmans gotta do something else instead of slumming around arkham all the time

margevich
margevich

nice, i can't wait to beat up packs of thugs again and again.. oh wait

The_Micksta
The_Micksta

This is going to be an awesome game to the Arkham series, always been consistent with the story and gameplay. Can't wait to per-order this on PS4! and to top it off get to use the Bat Mobile and bigger area's to explore gonna be a blast playing trough this.! 

Dr_Jackal
Dr_Jackal

Wow! I couldn't help but wear a s--- eating grin while watching that. After he arrived on the scene I thought "Well, if he's that fast in a heavily armored suit..." I'll keep an eye out for the Neal Adams Bat Suit redesign. Here's to another 75 years.

destinhpark
destinhpark

Well at least it will be developed by Rocksteady. 


Still though, they better change some stuff drastically or this will be the new CoD of third person action games. 

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

Lets just keep Carolyn away from the review.

d34dly_m3t4l
d34dly_m3t4l

So looking forward to this hope the graphics looks as good as the CGI...

PS4>XBone :)

navy125
navy125

Hope we get to play as Robin, Night wing, Red Mask etc.

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

Hell yeah!  No multiplayer!

I enjoy playing with myself!  Oh wait...

RobDev
RobDev

pffffft. could drive the batmobile in Lego batman 2! will be interesting to see what changess they bring to this, if it's just the same game with a bit of driving i'll be disappointed.

SSJMonkey
SSJMonkey

I'm hype for this game based on the developers track record, but I really can't stand CGI videos. I want to see the actual gameplay, I want to see what the games graphics actually look like, etc. These videos are a waste of time and money that could be better spent on making the game better. If all of this is possible in the game then make the video using the in-game engine, but if its not possible then don't build false expectations.

yoda101280
yoda101280

So glad they gave this back to Rocksteady.

Martyr77
Martyr77

REALLY hope the Riddler returns!

rashad0712
rashad0712

i've got it!

joker will come back in the scarecrow world to haunt the batman

in the end batman will finally let go of the joker

crashmer
crashmer

Loved the scarecrow instances in AA good to hear he's back. 

GIF
GIF

Open world and you can drive the batmobile? Dude I am all over this. I cant wait to run over criminals. I cant wait to play this on my new pc I'll be building soon

Raeldor
Raeldor

+1 for PC goodness.  Preferably without the teething problems we had on the last game.

worktron
worktron

Okay, so what happened? Was the monetary loss on Arkham Origins so great that Warner Bros wasn't seeing a profit gain from moving the franchise in-house? Or has Rocksteady been taking their sweet ass time in developing this sequel all along and Warner Bros decided to make an uninspired prequel in the name of moneymoneymoney? Either way, I suppose I don't give a shit since this is being developed by Rocksteady and I finally get to drive The Goddamn Batman's Batfuckingmobile!

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

After 4 games you get to drive the stinking batmobile!

Revelstone
Revelstone

Holy sh*t snacks this is going to be epic!


focuspuller
focuspuller

Rocksteady? Batman? More people will care about this than the new Affleck film rubbish.

k41m
k41m

Oh hell yes, and Rocksteady to top it off? Sweetness.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

rjdofu
rjdofu

@destinhpark  No, the CoD of 3rd person action game is Assassin Creed. This game will be the final in the series anyway.

jhawk
jhawk

@diggyphelps Honestly, I thought her review of Arkham Origins was pretty spot-on. The gameplay of that WAS too similar to the other ones, in some cases even recycling old boss fights. She wasn't the only one who said that in her review, either, btw, GamesTM magazine also said that in theirs. Not to mention all the bugs it had. Since Rocksteady is developing this one, I'm hoping they'll be able to innovate like they did from Arkham Asylum to Arkham City.

tyhuebne
tyhuebne

@navy125  i think you mean Red Hood. Or did you mean Black mask? both are kinda villains and kill people so are kinda unlikely.

yoda101280
yoda101280

@navy125 Same, I love batman but I wish they gave you some other options and not just in challenge modes.  Probably saving that for another sequel.

darkside_gamer7
darkside_gamer7

@SSJMonkey  gameplay be out soon...its just an announcement trailer...chillz gamer friend...plus game informer may show some gameplay pics

galaxiadarkness
galaxiadarkness

@yoda101280  They didn't give it back to Rocksteady...Rocksteady never let go. They were developing this true sequel while WB Games Montreal pushed out Arkham City 1.5.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

@rashad0712  And then it will be revealed that all three were just various pieces of Clayface :)

tyhuebne
tyhuebne

@jhawk  Still if the gameplay isn't broke, don't fix it. More people would have been pissed had they gone a completely different way.

Loch324
Loch324

You wanna make a case for why Assasssin's Creed 4 got such good reviews even though its the 6th carbon copy in the series? It was AC3 (which had boats mind you) just solely in the caribbean. The Arkham Origins hate was unmeritted, there are so many worse games out there getting better reviews. The electric gloves were an awesome addition because it gave players the choice of toggling between Asylum-esque combat vs City-esque combat. It desereved an 8.0 in my opinion. @diggyphelps, thats an amazing point, it's actually really true. Review sites shouldn't make reviewers with certains tastes, as Carolyn has proven in the grand majority of her reviews to have, play games they don't like in the first place.

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

@jhawk  "Not to mention all the bugs it had."


Funny thing is she made no mention of any bugs. 


"The gameplay of that WAS too similar to the other ones"


Well Carolyn isn't going to like this one then either because I'm betting the gameplay is largely the same. There will probably be a couple new bells n' whistles thrown in (Batmobile) but for the most part the gameplay will be the same polished greatness. If she is not into that then fine, but I'd rather they pegged someone for the review who isn't bored with the series.

RobDev
RobDev

@billlabowski @BadMrSnake  yes, this will be the first time you can drive a car around an open world game, apart form the literally hundreds you could already do it in. 

rolla020980
rolla020980

@billlabowski @BadMrSnake 

Doubtful console limitations had anything to do with the Batmobile. The environments of City (and especially asylum) didn't make for a good place to drive a car.

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

@jhawk @diggyphelps  I'm sure they will have enough new elements to satisfy, but the gameplay will remain largely the same. I agree about the recycled boss fights and I doubt that will be an issue with AK (Rocksteady). My main point is though, Carolyn appears to be bored with the series and I would rather they have someone review who is not.

jhawk
jhawk

@diggyphelps @jhawkI didn't say she made mention of the bugs, that was me that was pointing them out. Basically, I know alot of people on this site got irate over her review, yet I didn't see what all the fuss was about because her criticisms were pretty much echoed by other reviewers too (repetitive and recycled gameplay, no real innovation). If you enjoy the game hey that's cool, more power to you, I just happened to agree with the review after having played the game myself.  Like destinhpark said above, I would like to see them change some stuff around on the next game so the series doesn't become monotonous.

yoda101280
yoda101280

@rolla020980@billlabowski@BadMrSnake Which was kind of dictated by the console, to keep the fidelity they had it would be mostly impossible to then create a game world big enough where using a car would even be feasible.  At least not w/o tons of loading screens which no one likes.