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E3 2014 – Batman interviews Batman: Arkham Knight

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Look, if I’m going to talk to the frontman of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game, Dax Ginn, I’m going to do it properly. And by properly I mean get sweaty in a cowl and start geeking out because I threw my objective opinion off a balcony the second I started playing that game.

And that’s just what happened at E3, as I suited up for an interview with the Rocksteady Brand Marketing Producer behind the scenes. Check it out!

Apologies for the sound if it’s a trifle crap, as it was very, very noisy inside that booth. Speaking to Ginn

“Well that’s the critical thing, ever since we started on Arkham Asylum our focus was on making a game that makes people feel like being Batman,” Ginn said.

It was about making a game that makes you feel like a deeper sensation of being Batman. So you can uppercut a guy into the air and the Batmobile will take him out with the riot suppressor, so really double-teaming Batman with the Batmobile gives him that edge of man and machine.

“We’ve always had villains in Batman’s world who challenged him in very particular ways,” Ginn said of the new mystery villain who bears a grudge against the dark knight.

What we’ve never had in our games is someone who can challenge Batman in a physical fist-fight and be Batman’s equal and that’s what the Arkham Knight is.

He’s a combatant who is the equal of Batman when it comes to combat and gadgetry. On top of that, he’s a commander of a vast military force so he really brings a double-threat to Batman and Gotham City.

As for that delay, Ginn explained to me that there’s a very simple reason for the slip into 2015. “ Awesome takes time”.

Quality is critical to us, and that was the realisation that we were looking at with the size and the scale of the game that we had made. And it’s epic. It’s a massive massive game and all of the features that we’ve designed and wanted to put into it, we were then faced faced with that challenge of, do we want to cut those features out, or do we want to give ourselves a bit more time and make the game that we want to make.

Awesome takes time, and this game is shaping up to be pretty awesome. We’re talking 2015 for the release of Batman: Arkham Knight and I think gamers are really going to see where we spent our time on it.

I’ve played the game, I’ve loved it more than Eskom loves your money and it’s a massive step forward for the franchise. I can wait until 2015. Impatiently yes, but I can wait.

Last Updated: June 18, 2014

28 Comments

  1. Dammit should have saved gif for this article!

    http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aQqj1ve_460s.jpg

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  2. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 18, 2014 at 10:05

    Subtitles?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 10:07

      Here you go:

      Darryn: “fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap”

      Dax Ginn: “Security!”

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      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 18, 2014 at 10:07

        Ahhhhhhh, makes sense

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 18, 2014 at 10:09

        Wahahaha.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 18, 2014 at 10:23

        Bwhahaha

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      • Sith JJ

        June 18, 2014 at 10:34

        Seems legit

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  3. Kensei Seraph

    June 18, 2014 at 10:05

    CURSE YOU AND YOUR DENIAL OF YOUTUBE!!!

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 18, 2014 at 10:08

    I’m guessing that the Arkham Knight will be some kind of Bat-clone.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 18, 2014 at 10:09

      He’s actually the original Bruce Wayne and you are simply playing as his unaware clone.

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  5. Rince&exhale

    June 18, 2014 at 10:14

    Nice one Darryn!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 10:15

      Brown noser.

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 18, 2014 at 10:24

        Heartless cur.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 18, 2014 at 10:25

          Are you insulting each other or yourselves?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 10:28

            lol

          • Rince&exhale

            June 18, 2014 at 10:34

            haha

          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 10:37

            It goes round and round.
            Sometimes it starts to sound like they’re complimenting themselves

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 10:39

            … said the squeaky third wheel *run*

          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 10:40

            Squeaky clean! Yea!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 10:42

            How? Did you wash your face? trollol!

    • Hammersteyn

      June 18, 2014 at 10:23

      I wonder how the inside of his mask smells?

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 18, 2014 at 10:24

        Like the worst thing you can imagine after being left for a week in a clear plastic container lying in the sun.

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  6. Sageville

    June 18, 2014 at 10:32

    This was actually the only thing I was wanting from E3…

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  7. eyesuc

    June 18, 2014 at 12:43

    Why no mic? So much ambient sound 🙁

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 18, 2014 at 13:14

    Now that was very cool Darryn – but I think you guys need to invest in a decent mic. Lol just imagine you get one of those mic covers but with the Lazygamer Pacman on it. hahahah!

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  9. Kensei Seraph

    June 18, 2014 at 22:08

    That is some really terrible audio.

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