Batman assaults Ace Chemicals in breathtaking Arkham Knight gameplay trailer

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If it were up to us, we’d be sitting down right now and playing Batman Arkham Knight in amongst the mess of other massive games that just hit shelves. But it’s not up to us, and Rocksteady wanted more time to give their concluding chapter the spit and shine it deserved. And judging by the latest gameplay trailer for Arkham Knight, it’s time that is being well spent.

In the first of three brand new gameplay trailers set to hit the internet of the next few week, Batman is assaulting the iconic Ace Chemicals building, which has been taken over by the Arkham Knight’s army. I previously assumed the armored version of Batman was working alone, but this definitely shows that he has a much bigger hold over Gotham, and poses a much greater threat to the Dark Knight himself.

You can check out Batman bashing skulls and shooting turrets in the gameplay showcase below:

One thing is immediately clear; Arkham Knight looks gorgeous. Rocksteady is definitely making the best use of newer hardware, with a much greater attention to detail, far superior lighting and improved animations. I’m a particularly big fan of the dynamic feel that combat has to it now, with Batman making full use of his environment to but the non-fatal hurt on enemies.

I am not, however, convinced by the Batmobile segments though. It looks like a great addition to get around Gotham, and the massive grapple boost out of the hulking tank does like extremely enjoyable. But when it comes to vehicular combat, it doesn’t really appeal to me. Maybe that’s because I haven’t had my hands on it yet, and I’m pretty sure Darryn hurling all sorts of curses towards me right now.

Batman: Arkham Knight is out on current-gen consoles and PC come June next year. It’s probably one of my most anticipated AAA titles right now – is it on your day-one list?

Last Updated: November 25, 2014

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