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Batman: Arkham Knight is a ‘journey of empowerment’

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Batman: Arkham Knight is, pretty much, a Batman game. Now before you split my eardrums with a harmonised “DUH”, hear me out. It’s not enough to just put on a rubber mask, lift a few weights and punch Smelly Joe the hobo. At the same time, I’m rather fond of my parents, and I’d like to keep them away from any muggers and bullets. So the next best thing is a Batman game then. And Rocksteady is pulling out all the stops to emphasise that feeling of being the Batman, in Arkham Knight.

“Our objective all along has been to send players on this journey of empowerment,” producer Dax Ginn said to Polygon.

In the early days of Arkham Asylum, Batman’s abilities were fairly limited. We added in the grapple-and-glide capabilities of Arkham City. Now we’ve added the Batmobile in Arkham Knight. You felt powerful at every step along the way, but now you are getting more powerful as the threat to Gotham increases.

A journey, which will allow players to focus on any one of Batman’s core pillars of particularly brutal justice. “It’s impossible for us to know in advance what every one of the millions of players who’ll play the game wants to play,” said Ginn. “Our attitude is, let’s offer them a smorgasbord, and they can pick and choose what components of that they particularly find appealing.”

For completionists who want to see and experience absolutely everything in the game, they will really need to master every aspect of Batman’s capabilities across the spectrum. But there are also gamers who just want to focus on combat. They won’t have to experience everything the game has to offer, right across the board.

Right now, I can’t think of anyone other than Rocksteady handling a Batman game (I’m looking at you Warner Bros. Games Montreal). The franchise has pretty much defined that developer. And in the beginning, that responsibility to create a great Batman game, was daunting for Rocksteady. “Early on it was about showing [DC Comics] that we’re not here to break or to ruin Batman. As the years have gone by, we’re more excited to show them the stories that we want to tell and the gameplay experience we want to offer,” Dax said.

We want to see if they are as interested as we are in our ideas. The conversation is a lot of us coming to the table with gameplay ideas, and our colleagues at DC Comics really focusing on character and character design. We have a lovely creative relationship, where we’re very open, very honest. The objective is the same: to create an authentic and genuine sensation of being the Batman. That’s always been the plan.

And I’ve seen that, from various previews and hands-on time. There’s a ton of little touches present in the game, to hammer home the Batman feeling. And I didn’t even have to lose a parent or weight for a rubber suit, to feel like the Batman. Anyway, here’s a bunch of new screenshots as well. For free! Enjoy!

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Last Updated: May 29, 2015

36 Comments

  1. This game looks badass.

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    • David Muller

      May 29, 2015 at 11:11

      pity you have to preorder it 8 times to get the full game (before season pass and dlc)

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  2. Nikola

    May 29, 2015 at 11:15

    Excited for it really hopefully I finish eveyrithing in Witcher before this comes out:)

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 29, 2015 at 11:15

    *For completionists who want to see and experience absolutely everything, they will need the season pass and preorder the game for all the DLC.

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    • Nikola

      May 29, 2015 at 11:15

      just stop being a hater;)

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      • Ir0nseraph

        May 29, 2015 at 11:16

        All I see is a Realist

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 29, 2015 at 11:19

        He left out a part, just helping.

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    • Rock789

      May 29, 2015 at 11:16

      Sadly, this is true… And the truth hurts…

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 29, 2015 at 11:18

      From all the retailers to get each of their exclusives, and purchase all the non-season pass DLC as well. Maybe not even then.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 29, 2015 at 11:22

        Oh oh, and like them on Facebook & register the game on their site to get some more codes. Nearly forgot.

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 29, 2015 at 11:24

          Then send us a pic of your dick dressed up as Batman and we will send you the Darryn Bonthuys Album of Glamour Shots.

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 29, 2015 at 11:26

            Bonus! Just let me go get my Bat Symbol fleshlight.

          • HairyEwok

            May 29, 2015 at 11:27

            Fleshlight…. Is that when you light your flesh on fire and hold the signal above it?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 29, 2015 at 11:27

            Well technically not my flesh, but yes.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 11:31

            No. Fleshlight is what he calls his girlfriend…

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 29, 2015 at 11:35

            Because she’s the light of my life!

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 11:39

            And you paid R900.00 for her at Sexpo, right?

        • Hammersteyn

          May 29, 2015 at 11:29

          Also scan the cr code include in 1 of every 500 copies for a chance to win 10% of your DLC purchase

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  4. SEGA Neptune

    May 29, 2015 at 11:17

    Nep Nep Triple Joker dismemberment Witcher post Hijack Fatality 🙂

    http://gfycat.com/SimplisticUnripeCranefly

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  5. Trevor Matrix

    May 29, 2015 at 11:17

    Hate me all you want, but the screenshots seem like Arkham City Remastered.

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  6. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 29, 2015 at 11:22

    Sadly all these pictures are DLC specific 🙁

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  7. SEGA Neptune

    May 29, 2015 at 11:25

    Nep Nep does not like this rubbish. Imagine if Rocksteady bothered with a cool in game Card game like Gwent? The cards would be sold through micro transactions. Nep Nep thinks gamers are silly for sporting Captain Corporate.

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 29, 2015 at 11:26

      Uhhhh… Batman is not really known for his gambling habits…

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 29, 2015 at 11:27

        Well he did make Robin his sidekick….more than once

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        • HairyEwok

          May 29, 2015 at 11:29

          He also has ties with catwoman…. Having ties with any woman is always a gamble.

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 29, 2015 at 11:29

            She stole his heart and his watch and his car etc.

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 29, 2015 at 11:32

            Agreed.

      • SEGA Neptune

        May 29, 2015 at 11:29

        That because Gambit keeps a Joker up his sleeve.

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 29, 2015 at 11:31

          Gambit is Marvel you Asian Kitty Sniffing Moron!!!!
          😛

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          • HairyEwok

            May 29, 2015 at 11:34

            I searched asian kitty sniffing moron…. found this

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 11:35

            Now THAT would look awesome on the tread of my boot…

  8. HairyEwok

    May 29, 2015 at 11:25

    Sarcrebleu!

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  9. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 29, 2015 at 11:44

  10. HairyEwok

    May 29, 2015 at 11:50

  11. Daniel Sahm

    May 29, 2015 at 16:44

    I agree mistake not it is a badass game I just can’t wait it looks so realistic but Christopher Nolan he heard about this for his credit of remaking a movie out of it that’s really a badass game itself

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