“Batman: Arkham Knight” is being touted as the biggest “Batman” game Rocksteady has ever made, and apparently, it will also be the most fluid, as the developer said Monday in a video series that the game will have no loading times whatsoever. Rocksteady also confirmed that New Game Plus will return to “Arkham Knight,” a mode that has been around since “Arkham City.”
This is quite an achievement, even though the previous “Arkham” games barely had any loading screens to begin with. Usually, a screen would show only if Batman was entering a completely new area or if an event related to the story occurred, so it will be interesting to see this in action.
Gamespot has confirmed that the new title will be similar to previous iterations of the game, where Batman will start with all the gadgets he managed to gather by the end of the game while also attempting to take down tougher enemies. Fans will be delighted to know that the Riddler trophies gathered from the first playthrough will also be transferred to the New Game Plus save. This way, if fans want to collect all the trophies, they can still finish the game and find them again during a second playthrough.
Those who want to collect everything should take note that there will be about 243 Riddler trophies that can be found throughout the game, as confirmed by a report from Lazy Gamer. It seems like the New Game Plus option may be more useful than previously imagined.
Obviously, this is a lot of content that’s already in the main game and this doesn’t even touch the upcoming “Arkham Knight” downloadable content (DLC) that will be coming after the game’s release. There is also pre-order DLC that will allow players to control Harley Quinn and the Jason Todd version of Red Hood, as well as new Scarecrow missions that haven’t been seen since “Batman Arkham Asylum.”
“Batman: Arkham Knight” will be available for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and the PC on June 23, with numerous collector’s editions of the game available.