“Batman: Arkham Knight” will launch this fall for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Like the protagonist of the title, the game has been somewhat shrouded in mystery. Rocksteady announced the main bad guy of the upcoming “Batman” game will be the Arkham Knight, a mysterious figure whose identity has yet to be revealed.
A possible plot reveal may have been leaked for “Arkham Knight” via Twitter. Retail store Best Buy created a post on March 30 about the upcoming action-adventure game, saying, “Masked as Bruce Wayne’s son, drive the Batmobile & defend the city from notorious villains.” The tweet has since been deleted, but it remained viewable until April 3.
Of course, the tweet could have been posted in error. Perhaps the writer meant Thomas Wayne’s son, which would be Bruce Wayne. If not, this could mean users will be playing Damian Wayne, the fictional son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Batman’s villain Ra’s al Ghul. Both plots are possible and would coincide with the “Father to Son” trailer, which launched March 4.
In a video interview with Outside Xbox, Rocksteady Brand Marketing Producer Dax Ginn stated that though this is the developer’s last “Arkham” title, Warner Bros. may continue to make “Batman” games. This also doesn’t mean the London-based developer is finished making Batman games. It simply means this will be the last installment in the “Arkham” series.
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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. “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.
As far as the identity of the Arkham Knight? Rocksteady is remaining tight-lipped. “It’s been really exciting for us, that opportunity doesn’t come along very often … to design a character in Batman’s world,” Ginn said. “For him to be such an exciting part of the story and the Arkham universe, it’s such a thrill.”
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