New screenshots of Rocksteady’s upcoming action title “Batman: Arkham Knight” were revealed during video game fair gamescom in Germany this week. The game was originally scheduled for an October 2014 release date, but was pushed back to 2015 in June.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime next year.
The game is set approximately one year following the events of “Arkham City,” after the death of the Joker. Though Batman's arch nemesis is no longer wreaking havoc on Gotham, “Arkham Knight” will bring a new crop of villains to the dark metropolis.
In “Arkham Knight,” players will be able to drive the Batmobile for the first time -- and they'll feel nearly invincible, as the Batmobile will have the ability to perform burnouts, jumps and boosts while simultaneously being bulletproof. “Basically … nothing stops the Batmobile. It’s pretty much an unstoppable force,” said game designer Sefton Hill earlier this spring. “When you think Batman, you do think Batmobile. It’s the one key thing that we’ve really felt that we always wanted to do.” Like the angst-ridden hero, you'll be able to call the Batmobile by pressing a button. You can also eject yourself from the vehicle at high speed.
“The Batmobile is awesome. It’s the big innovation we’ve brought about in the franchise,” Guy Perkins, “Arkham Knight’s” game manager, told IBTimes in June. It’s something we always wanted to have in the game, but we haven’t had the technology or the horsepower to do that justice. Sefton Hill, our game director, is adamant it’s the ultimate vehicle and addition to the game, so we have to be true to that. With the advent of next-generation and technology, we’re finally able to deliver on that promise.”
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The single-player title is the fourth installment in the series and is set to be the final chapter in the “Arkham” games.
Kevin Conroy, 58, will return as the voice of Batman. Conroy also portrayed the dark knight in “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City.”
Check out some of the screenshots below, which include the hero's new and improved Batmobile.