Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind the coming “Batman: Arkham Knight,” just launched a new gameplay trailer on PlayStation’s YouTube channel.
The trailer shows a dark Gotham City, plenty of bad guys and lots of action sequences. It also shows the superhero jumping into an awesome-looking Batmobile.
Though the game is expected to launch Oct. 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, the trailer closes with the words “coming soon” instead of an exact release date.
According to a report in the U.K. video game magazine GamesMaster earlier this month, the title is only about 40 percent complete. Though London-based Rocksteady Studios hasn’t confirmed this, players are somewhat alarmed by the rumor, since the game is scheduled to hit shelves in five months.
"Arkham Knight's" developers are excited for the game's launch, and hope fans will be content with the last game of the "Arkham" series.
“When we made the enemies more powerful, we made Batman more powerful as well in order to take on this increased threat,” game director Sefton Hill said. Hill also stated that players “will still have that lovely vulnerability of Batman. If you stand up in front of guys with guns you’re going to get shot to pieces. So that lovely balance between the power of Batman, but also the vulnerability, is definitely very much still there.” "
"Arkham Knight" will be a single-player game and the fourth installment in the series. It 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.”
"The real challenge is making sure you're getting the best out of the machines. It's easy to get the game running, but it's about, 'What can we do that really pushes those machines?'" Hill told GameInformer in the March 2014 issue. "Obviously, you see a lot of games that are cross-gen, and they feel a bit reined in because of that. Because we were able to make that decision quite early, we were able to be more ambitious with the design and make a real, genuine next-gen game."
This is the first game in the series that will allow users to drive the Batmobile, an experience that will undoubtedly be pretty awesome. In the game, the Batmobile will be nearly invincible -- it will have the ability to perform burnouts, jumps and boosts -- while simultaneously being bulletproof.
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