Last year, Warner Bros. Games released Batman: Arkham Origins as a prequel to the much loved Arkham series of Batman games that began with 2009's Arkham Asylum. While it was a good game in its own right, it definitely felt like something to hold us over until the next proper entry from series creator Rocksteady Games. Well, our gut feeling was on the money as Rocksteady is back with a new Batman game that wraps up the Arkham franchise.
WB Games and DC Comics announced today that Batman: Arkham Knight will be the final game in the Arkham franchise when it hits PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. The game takes place after the events of Arkham City with a Gotham City overrun with the usual rogues gallery led by Scarecrow.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
The first trailer for the game doesn't have any gameplay, but it definitely appeals to the Batman fan:
There's still no release date for Batman: Arkham Knight, but it will be out later this year. It's also the first major multi-platform game to skip last generation consoles in favor of focusing exclusively on current generation systems which is exciting in its own right.
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