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Batman: Arkham Knight announced for next-gen systems

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Did you think that Batman had a tough night in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City? Well wait until you get a load of this game where the dark knight joins forces with his greatest ally: His wheels.

Game Informer has gone live with their latest cover, and the rumours are true: Rocksteady is back in bat. UK Retailer GAME also accidently revealed the game, which describes the latest Arkham chapter as the “explosive finale in the Batman Arkham series” where players will “take to the rooftop and now – the roads of Gotham as for the first time the iconic Batmobile becomes driveable”. Check out the covers further below to see the sexy new Batmobile for yourself.

According to Game Informer, Gotham City is expanding, and will include an all new section, wider roads and a map that is “far larger than Arkham City”. This will be the final Arkham game from Rocksteady, which according to director Sefton Hill is “natural end for the story… we really want to go out in style.”

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Villains up for some punch-based therapy include Scarecrow in the lead, Harley Quinn, the Penguin and more. The master of fear has united the Gotham supervillain underworld, and is determined to finally take down the caped crusader once and for all. Looks like I was completely wrong about the next Batman game being based on either the Hush or Knightfall storylines.

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Batman: Arkham Knight will be out this year, most likely in October, and is scheduled for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. No mention yet of current-gen systems.

Last Updated: March 4, 2014

41 Comments

  1. Gimme gimme gimme gimme!

    *Drool*

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 07:38

      Awesome Batmobile is Awesome !

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 5, 2014 at 07:45

        I know right 🙂

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  2. LAblak22

    March 4, 2014 at 18:56

    As the biggest… I’m going there… the biggest Batfan this side of the planet, there is one thing and one thing only to do right now:

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    • The D

      March 4, 2014 at 18:59

      I dispute that claim! Come at me when you have a Batsuit in your closet.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 4, 2014 at 19:16

        Says the boy wonder with his Bat Jeanpant.

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      • LAblak22

        March 4, 2014 at 19:17

        Come back at me when you have had your back broken by a roided up Spanish bastard, named a successor who turned out to be — ironically — batshit crazy and had to return to reclaim your mantle and legacy — I AM THE BATFAN! BATFAAAAAAAAN!

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        • The D

          March 4, 2014 at 19:41

          Pffft, ninja please. I’ve done that, and already had a psychotic vigilante assume my place while I jetted around the world and got involved in a kidnapping mystery that had my doctor rediscover her psychic powers which she used to heal my spine before mentally retarding herself.

          Also, Bane is from Santa Prisca, not Spain. OOOOOOHHHHHHH!

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          • LAblak22

            March 4, 2014 at 20:09

            It’s part of Caribbean, but it’s known Bane speaks with a Spanish accent so HA! Spaniard by technical proxy! Also, whatever happened to Dr. Kinsolving (was it Kin or King?) — wait no, that isn’t the point.

            Darryn, let us not fight. You can have [place where you live] and I shall take [place where I live]. We shall form Batman South AfrINCa. The Batfans of the world need to unite and not fight. We must defend the cowled one from those heretics who preach the false prophets Nolan and Snyder. We can not do it alone.

          • The D

            March 4, 2014 at 20:43

            I can live with this! Minus the hating Snyder part. WAT UP WIT DAT?

          • LAblak22

            March 4, 2014 at 20:56

            I’ll give him Watchmen and I’m sure Man of Steel 2: Justice League will be better than MoS, but he’s not the right dude for Batman. Superman — sure, no problem. Batman? Nah.

            Give me some Darren Aronofsky — if someone is there to control him — or a little Alex Proyas (is that dude still alive even). Perhaps break me off a piece of Sam Mendes. I want a fighting, gadget using, super genius, utterly insane Dark Knight this time. Give us that Gothic chic not just boom-boom-pow. I’d add Ben Affleck, but… I don’t know. I don’t know.

  3. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    March 4, 2014 at 19:00

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. No mention yet of current-gen systems

    as far as I remember the PS4 and XBone are Current-gen

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    • The D

      March 4, 2014 at 19:01

      Not according to game developers 😀

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      • Willem Swanepoel

        March 5, 2014 at 07:13

        game developers wont say current-gen, it is bad marketing 😉

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        • Pieter Kruger

          March 5, 2014 at 07:59

          They may only refer to it as “current gen” once they’ve mastered and unlocked each consoles’ full potential…..

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 4, 2014 at 19:16

    Man, that looks goooooooood.

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  5. guest

    March 4, 2014 at 19:41

    Man, I really, really hope that you will be able to combo from the batmobile to hand-to-hand combat!
    Would be epic as hell.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 5, 2014 at 08:12

      Now that sounds good.

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  6. Ektso Gedinkja

    March 4, 2014 at 21:01

    If this doesn’t convince you to go next-gen, I don’t know what will (if I could be, I would be wet right now)

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    • Willem Swanepoel

      March 5, 2014 at 07:16

      Now you know why there are PC gamers 😉

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  7. Willem Swanepoel

    March 5, 2014 at 07:13

    next-gen as in PC? because PS4 and XBOX One is current gen now ;-)~

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  8. Willem Swanepoel

    March 5, 2014 at 07:15

    It is funny, they are working on a DLC and a new game but they still have not fixed the Batman Arkham Origins …

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    • Rock789

      March 5, 2014 at 07:35

      Yeah… Origins isn’t their baby – it’s the bastard child no-one seems to love… Not even it’s parents / developers (“Warner Bros Montreal” and “Splash Damage”). I do find it slightly ridiculous that they don’t want to fix the actual game, yet want to continue pumping out DLC…

      But I must say, I kinda like Origins though. Sure it has issues and does absolutely nothing new for the franchise, but it’s so similar to Arkham City, that it wins on ‘nostalgia’ points alone. Can be plain fun to play. 🙂

      But I’m truly excited for Arkham Knight – It’ll be made by Rocksteady, who know their sh$t, and be a true return to form for The Bat!

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  9. Rock789

    March 5, 2014 at 07:27

    Shweet!!! The vid looks awesome! And Rocksteady know their stuff – Arkham Asylum was great and Arkham City was epic. Imagine what Arkham Knight will be like!

    Gimme more! 🙂

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 07:41

      Rocksteady hardly ever sets a foot wrong. The Batmobile looks intense!

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      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 5, 2014 at 10:15

        Kinda looks like a combination between the one in Dark Knight franchise and the classic batmobile

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      March 5, 2014 at 08:46

      So glad its a sequel.

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  10. Hammersteyn

    March 5, 2014 at 07:41

    SOLD! because Batman!

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  11. JustAnotherGamer

    March 5, 2014 at 07:43

    A yearly batman? Is this starting to become CODified?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      March 5, 2014 at 09:38

      yeap, they got 300 years of comics to use for a storyline.
      i dont think theres much to worry about keeping it fresh.

      zero problems with going for a yearly batman

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  12. Pieter Kruger

    March 5, 2014 at 07:56

    Not sure…..If this is indeed a next gen title and not a rushed port maybe! Will make up my mind closer to release as more info becomes available! At least they have some time to fully utilise next gen capabilities so hopefully they do so!

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    • Francois Knoetze

      March 5, 2014 at 08:28

      Rocksteady has been working on this game for quite a while and if the news is correct they were prepping for next gen from scratch. that is also why Arkham origins wasnt included in next gen launch.WB studios focused on current gen.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        March 5, 2014 at 09:02

        Great news!! My interest in this game just went up by 100%!

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  13. Kensei Seraph

    March 5, 2014 at 08:10

    That looked amazing.

    Harley’s looking pretty good considering how she was at the end of Arkham City.

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  14. Francois Knoetze

    March 5, 2014 at 08:25

    The best way to view this trailer is by not wearing any pants. thank goodness I applied these rules while watching…

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  15. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    March 5, 2014 at 08:46

    SO EXCITED!!! Glad its a sequel too. And it looks like Scarcrow is the big bad for this one!! SWEET. Was just mentioning this in my E3 wishlist yesterday. Now for ME4!!!

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  16. Axon1988

    March 5, 2014 at 09:03

    Holy crapsicles!

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  17. Skoobaz

    March 5, 2014 at 09:34

    Holy Smokes, BATMAN!!!

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  18. Matthew Holliday

    March 5, 2014 at 09:37

    All I want from life, is for these guys to make the batman vs superman movie

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  19. fred

    March 5, 2014 at 09:53

    My ps4 is rocksteady ready ….

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  20. Logan Wayman

    March 8, 2014 at 03:10

    C’mon, put Bane into this game!

    Reply

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