Rocksteady Studios, the British video game developer behind the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, are back with their final entry in the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.
As revealed on the game’s box art, Arkham Knight finally makes the oft-requested Batmobile a core element of the Batman Akrham gameplay formula. According to Rocksteady in an interview with Game Informer, players will be able to explore an entirely new, far larger area of Gotham City, one that’s filled with streets wide enough and buildings tall enough to accommodate both the new driving gameplay and Batman’s signature gliding and grappling traversal.
The title’s story will center around Batman chasing down and putting a stop to The Scarecrow, who has returned to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including (but not limited to) Two-Face, The Penguin, and Harley Quinn, in order to destroy Gotham City.
Batman: Arkham Knight will swoop down upon the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year — probably sometime in October, if this leaked ad from GameStop is to be believed. Those who pre-order the title will be able to play as Harley Quinn in four exclusive challenge maps separate from the main game.
Watch the debut trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, “Father to Son,” below:
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.