Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Wants You to Unleash Your Inner Dark Knight

Live-action video is low on gameplay but high on symbolism.


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new live-action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight showing a number of average Joes in situations that compel them to become the Batman.

To be clear, there's zero gameplay in here, but it's a cool trailer nonetheless, partially thanks to the use of Nine Inch Nails' The Wretched.

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Earlier this month Rocksteady detailed a new combat mechanic in Arkham Knight that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies, namely Nightwing and Batgirl, mid-combat to deliver crushing finishers.

Rocksteady also explained that the number of enemies in fight scenes had to be increased to accomodate having two hero characters instead of just one.

In addition to the previously mentioned characters, the Dark Knight will be able to fight alongside Catwoman and Robin in other parts of the game.

Originally scheduled to launch in 2014, the new Arkham Knight release date is June 23 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Recently, Rocksteady announced the game's voice cast, which includes Breaking Bad and Lord of the Rings veterans.

An Amazon listing for two versions of Batman: Arkham Knight was recently spotted. The first is just the standard version of the game, while the second is called the Comic Bundle, and features an in-game skin ("Batman First Appearance"), along with an exclusive, 25th anniversary version of an Grant Morrison's acclaimed graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.

However, this version will not include all the DLC contained in the game's $40 season pass, which sparked somewhat of a backlash from fans.

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