“Batman: Arkham Knight” will reach the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 June 23, and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced that superhero Batgirl will be a playable character in the upcoming action adventure game. This is the first time the female DC Comics character will appear in the video game series from developer Rocksteady Studios, which kicked off in 2009 with “Batman: Arkham Asylum.”
“While the story of Rocksteady’s ‘Batman: Arkham’ Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release,” Warner Bros. said in a blog post on Saturday.
Batgirl will be playable as part of a prequel story in “an entirely new location.”
Protagonist Batman will also be playable in new story missions, featuring a host of villains, along with story missions for supporting characters in the game.
This is the first title in the series that will allow players to drive the Batmobile, and “Arkham Knight” will allow users to drive various models of the iconic vehicle on custom-built race tracks.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” will be the fourth game and final installment in the “Arkham” series, which kicked off in 2009 with “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” “Arkham Knight” originally was scheduled for release last October, but it was rumored the game was only 40 percent finished in May of 2014. The game’s delayed release was confirmed in early June of 2014.
The setting of “Arkham Knight” will be five times bigger than “Arkham City” (the second game in the series) and 20 times larger than “Arkham Asylum.”
Warner Bros. promised that “Arkham Knight” will bring a whole new “Batman” experience to players.
“We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight,’” the publisher promised.