Batman: Arkham Knight the game has been officially announced for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One, as well as the PC. Accompanying the official unveiling is a very exciting-looking trailer, and if you’re a fan of your Batman games, this is one you won’t want to be missing. Check out the feature-length clip, as well as all of the details, right after the break!
During the past week or so, we’ve been hearing all kind of stories and rumors pertaining to a new Arkham series title, but without any real concrete evidence. However, a series of leaks via GameStop and British gaming retailer GAME have, it would appear, forced the hand of Warner Bros. Studios, and now, an official announcement of Batman: Arkham Knight has been made.
The trailer itself consists of a four-minute cinematic show reel of the title, which looks as though it will take full advantage of the power offered by PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. By omitting the previous-gen machines, Warner Bros. can focus on delivering an awe-inspiring experience both in terms of graphics and game play, which would be fitting given that this will likely be the very last in the Arkham series of Batman games.
One particularly encouraging snippet of news related to this announcement is that it’s Rocksteady Studios – the London-based subsidiary of Warner Bros. and overseer of the first two Arkham titles – is back at the helm. The third release was managed by Warner Bros. Montreal, and with many gamers and critics alike suggesting that the franchise had lost some of its spark as a result of the change in personnel, it’s great to see Rocksteady back for one last hurrah.
The constant deluge of recent leaks have lead us to believe that a character / villain by the name of Hush will play a focal role in Arkham Knight, and with the likes of Scarecrow, Penguin, Harley Quinn and Two-Face all set for a dramatic return, the Arkham series will go out in the blaze of glory it deserves.
Rocksteady is also preparing a drivable Batmobile, which is arguably the most exciting feature of the entire announcement. The trailer can be seen below in its entirety, and we’ll keep you informed on any progress as and when it develops: