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Everything that you might have missed in the Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

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A new Batman trailer hit yesterday, and even though it was billed as a gameplay trailer, it was really more of a highlight reel. But that’s fine. Because thanks to modern technology, we can pore over every single detail of that trailer and make wild guesses as to what we’re seeing. Or we could let someone else do it. And I’m just that kind of somebody else that Gotham deserves.

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You only got a taste of Gotham City in Arkham City and Arkham Origins. And ever since the initial reveal, Rocksteady has been teasing a much larger stomping ground for the Dark Knight, complete with wider roads and an underground system.

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And damn, they were not joking. If the cinematic doesn’t lie, then it looks like Gotham is going to give Metropolis a run for its money in the real estate department.

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Here’s your first look at Scarecrow, who was last seen wondering if a combination of fear juice and Gotham Bay water would wash out of his costume. Evidently not.

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I think Freddy Krueger gon’ sue somebody. Close-up of the newer, leaner syringe gauntlet that Scarecrow now sports.

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I’m loving the new Batsuit so far. Armoured like the one in Arkham Origins, but not overly so.  Maximum mobility and a perfect fusion of Stark And Wayne Industries technology.

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Oh my word, those gauntlets. I do not want to be on the receiving end of that Bat-klap.

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And let’s not forget the new chest. Some folks wonder why it splits up and moves around like that, but as the kind of guy who has worn a batsuit in real life that made it impossible for me to even lift a bottle of water to my face, I can tell you that this is the kind of armour that would make a difference in a real world situation.

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When the cops are away, the gangs will come out to play.

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They may have been enemies and rival gang-lords in Arkham City, but it looks like Penguin and Two-Face have hatched an alliance of sorts for Arkham Knight.

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Did I mention that I love the new Batsuit for Arkham Knight yet? Because I really, really do.

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The Batmobile may be the biggest new addition to the game, but don’t rule out the trademark glide of the caped crusader yet. Rocksteady has already detailed previously that this form of exploration will also be augmented and improved upon, allowing for smoother movement and tighter cornering in the air.

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Speaking of the Batmobile, it can be called to your position from anywhere in Gotham City. And even though Zack Snyder just unveiled a new Batmobile for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, this might be my favourite incarnation so far.

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Car porn folks. Lots and lots of it.

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Another new district to explore in Gotham City: Chinatown. For the vigilante who needs quick carbs on the go. This specific shot however, is eerily familiar to another Batmobile shot, from the 1995 film Batman Forever.

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We saw her as a pre-Batgirl in Arkham Origins, and now the disembodied voice of Barbara Gordon AKA Oracle, is finally making an appearance in the next game. Expect a visit to her base of operations, the Gotham clock tower.

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But does it come in explosion-proof black?

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Damn, that station wagon was one week away from being paid off.

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Here’s your first look at a new goon in the game. Besides your regular gangsters operating under the command of the Penguin and Two-Face, it looks like Arkham Knight himself will have a crew to shove face-first into a circuit-breaker box.

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It wouldn’t be a Batman game without a remote control Batarang or two. If you happen to own an Arkham game, and have never done it, try throwing one and then aiming it at Batman. You’ll get a cool little Easter egg.

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Good ol’ police commish Jim Gordon. It looks like he’ll be on the ground trying to reclaim Gotham from the Scarecrow.

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And this is what happens when you let Jeremy Clarkson take the Batmobile for a spin. POOOOWER!

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I love how the Batmobile is actually pretty stealthy for its size, but the cockpit is lit up when Batman is inside because he wants criminal scum to know who just ran over them.

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How fast do you think you went around our track?

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Need to stop driving and stretch your cape? Then prepare to eject your bat-ass skywards in Arkham Knight.

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Another fight with the Arkham Knight goons, who are decked out in similar camouflage to their leader and packing plenty of heat. Expect them to present more of a challenge, similar to the TYGER guards from Arkham City.

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And yes, the Batmobile can run over gravity, reverse over it, run it over again and spit on its corpse. Expect underground levels such as this, when you encounter the Riddler.

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The Batmobile has rockets. I know what I want for Christmas now.

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One of the cooler additions in Arkham City was working your way through a fight, and leaving only one man standing in order to intimidate some information out of him. Looks like that feature is back as well.

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Well that’s a face for radio.

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And here’s your first look at the Arkham Knight in action.

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Damn, he’s pretty good if he can get the drop on the Bat. The full game is out in October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Last Updated: May 22, 2014


  1. Oh man! Also, I didn’t know about the easter egg, aim at Batman, dammit! *runs off to play Arkham: City


    • Kensei Seraph

      May 22, 2014 at 14:13

      I’m pretty sure there is even an achievement for it.


    • Moonknight

      May 24, 2014 at 08:24

      Aim one at Azreal too 😉


  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 22, 2014 at 13:23

    Damn Darryn, you really went all out on this one!

    Well done! Really enjoyed reading this


    • The D

      May 22, 2014 at 13:28

      Sniff, thanks man!


      • Mark Treloar

        May 22, 2014 at 14:01

        That armour would make Batman less flexible, seems out of place for someone relying on freedom of movement over a superpower?


      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 22, 2014 at 14:05

        Heh, credit where credit is due dude


  3. Hammersteyn

    May 22, 2014 at 13:23

    Batman > Iron Man because Batmobile. VROOM VROOM VROOM
    * Runs outside to play in traffic


    • Matthew Holliday

      May 22, 2014 at 13:25

      but Iron Man IS a batmobile.
      i agree though, there isnt very much that batman doesnt >


      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 22, 2014 at 13:26

        Are you saying you want to ride Tony Stark?


      • Jedi JJ

        May 22, 2014 at 13:27

        Comparing Batman and Iron Man is like comparing a Hummer with a Ducati. Sure, they’re both wealthy and sure they don’t have super powers. But that’s where it ends.


        • Matthew Holliday

          May 22, 2014 at 13:37

          actually i do think theyr quite comparable.
          both iron man and batman rely on gadgets and are highly connected to/identified by their suits.
          batmans suit can be and has been augmented to increase his strength and protection.
          both have plans to counter all the superheroes, batman has even built a suit to fight against superman, the same way iron man has a hulk buster.
          both are highly intelligent and wealthy.

          both their parents are deeeeaaaaaaad

          Iron man is more comparable to Batman beyond, but there are still many similarities between him and normal bats.

          thats not to say they arent different, because that would be dumb.


          • Jedi JJ

            May 22, 2014 at 13:50

            I see your point, but I still don’t think they’re comparable.
            With Batman Beyond, definitely much closer.
            Iron Man is (excuse the coincidence in this) a war machine. Batman is a more intimate fighter (if you get what I mean). I’m great fans of both, make no mistake.
            Batman has the whole stealth and mystery thing about him, something that Iron Man doesn’t have the slightest of. They’re just too different fighters.
            For me at least.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 22, 2014 at 14:02

            oh ya, two totally different characters and depictions thereof.
            batman is a borderline anti-hero, while Tony Stark is a iron clad captain america.

            comparable? yes.
            compatible? no chance.

          • Jedi JJ

            May 22, 2014 at 14:04

            Ah. Yes.

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            May 22, 2014 at 14:05

            But Tony kills frequently, so kinda a difference there

          • Jedi JJ

            May 22, 2014 at 14:07

            I think we need to all just take a step back, and look at the bigger picture…
            Neither Batman or Iron Man will ever be as cool as the Joker.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 22, 2014 at 14:10

            thats a difference in ideals, batman struggles with his decision not to kill everytime he fights.
            as does iron man, to the point where he decided to side with the government during the civil war, where he decided that people needed to be held accountable for their actions.

      • Hammersteyn

        May 22, 2014 at 13:41

        I’m sure Batman can do the same and fly around like in Batman and Beyond. But the Batmobile is a part of his character.


        • Matthew Holliday

          May 22, 2014 at 13:44

          yeah, but iron man is a part of tony starks character aswell.
          wasnt saying that either is better, just saying that iron man is tony starks mode of transportation.


      • MakeItLegal

        May 22, 2014 at 13:45

        “but Iron Man IS a batmobile.”

        Now that u mention it…

        *Begins drafting copyright lawsuit…


    • Mark Treloar

      May 22, 2014 at 14:03

      Pro Tip: Unless you are Batman or Richard Hammond a jet car is a really bad idea.


  4. Matthew Holliday

    May 22, 2014 at 13:24

    Still no word on when we can preorder the game?
    October is not so far away and Id like to do it befor money starts evaporating like it usually does.
    Dragon Age inquisition & batman arkham knight, October looks like its going to be a good month for gaming


    • The D

      May 22, 2014 at 13:27

      Game is out October 14, so pre-orders should be popping up soon. I reckon after E3, you should be able to do so.


  5. RinceofFuturePast

    May 22, 2014 at 13:35

    Thanks Darryn. This is why Gavin secretly loves you. Sure, he calls you names, slips horrible things into your pint glass when you are not looking and Geoff uses images of you for his dart practice, what was I saying? Ah, yes. Your passion for shit like this makes you stand out man. One in a million. Good boy. I look forward to the day where I can pour a pint into your batsuit. Keep it up!


    • The D

      May 22, 2014 at 13:35

      I have no idea how to respond to positive reinforcement. It’s so…alien to me.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 22, 2014 at 13:40

        Who told you that you could talk?


        • RinceofFuturePast

          May 22, 2014 at 13:41



        • Hammersteyn

          May 22, 2014 at 13:41



        • Sageville

          May 22, 2014 at 13:47



        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 22, 2014 at 14:06

          BACK IN THE BOX!!!


        • Jedi JJ

          May 22, 2014 at 14:08

          I was actually more concerned about Rince writing an entire essay for The D.


  6. MakeItLegal

    May 22, 2014 at 13:41

    Boobs…i mean Batman o? really looking forward to this


  7. Roman

    May 23, 2014 at 18:56

    yeah….man, intrsting game. Can’t wait for demo


  8. kmc

    May 24, 2014 at 19:25

    Maaaaan I really have to buy an x bone JUST for this! Damn you batman!


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