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Here’s how Batman: Arkham Knight’s tag-team gameplay works

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The dynamic duo! That’s how Batman and Robin were originally marketed, while my fevered imagination had me dreaming of a day that I’d don the tight green speedo of justice and fight alongside Batman as part of the Dynamicest Duo. Which may also be the name of a very weird custom tag team that I made in the last WWE game, but I’m drifting off again. Batman: Arkham Knight has more than a big ol’ Batmobile to hype fans up when it releases next month. It also has a dual-play mechanic, which has been teased over the last couple of weeks. But here’s how it actually works. ACTION!

Just like I theorised a while back, dual-play takes place during specific engagements, such as one encounter where “Nightwing has been working with Batman to hunt down Penguin’s weapon caches in the city, supplying the rioters of Gotham with dangerous firepower that threatens the lives of Gotham’s police force. The action picks up after Batman has followed a delivery truck back to one of Penguin’s hideouts, and must deliver swift justice to the thugs within”. That’s according to the latest episode of Arkham Insider.

As previously mentioned, combat allows for players to switch between vigilantes on the fly, with the AI taking over for a player and allowing them to focus on extreme criminal dentistry. Characters of course, all have different moves and tricks in their arsenal. Nightwing for instance, moves quicker than Batman, due to the fact that he’s not burdened with several million dollars worth of spelunking gear and the memory of being asked if he’s ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight.

Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin are all confirmed for Dual Play so far. I am of course, naturally hyped for the game, in the same way that I get hyped whenever Geoff distracts me by giving me a Batman colouring-in book. While I’m not a fan of what publisher Warner Bros Interactive is doing with all this DLC nonsense for the game, I’ve still got lots of mad love and respect for Rocksteady as a developer.

Last Updated: May 18, 2015

26 Comments

  1. If tag-team gameplay becomes a thing now, can we please get a Dudley Boys Adventure game…..in 3D. HEYOOOOOO

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  2. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 08:54

    Darryn, if you don’t have one already, you need to get one of those original Batman suits.

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    • The D

      May 18, 2015 at 08:58

      You mean like this? (F5)

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 18, 2015 at 09:01

        Bat boy? 😛

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        • The D

          May 18, 2015 at 09:03

          QUIET YOU.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 18, 2015 at 09:18

          HAH

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 09:06

        That one’s bloody cool. I’m secretly jealous that you get to wear one.
        I’ve always liked the classic suits (this one seems like the “returns” suit? – the first one was just as cool)
        But I meant you need to get the Adam West Batman. Or at least just the cowl. 😀

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        • The D

          May 18, 2015 at 09:07

          I actually am considering doing an Adam West Batman for next year. So that I can have a rAge where I don’t smell like rubber and sweat for once.

          This year however, I’m doing an Arkham Origins Deathstroke.

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          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 09:12

            Any Deathstroke is pure awesomeness. I’ve been playing Origins lately and just love the version in that game.
            That grey suit of Adam West is going to show sweat more than a black rubber one. Might not be ideal. I’ve always been a fan of the shorter “ears” though, liked that in The Dark Knight Returns (even though it was just animated) and I like that they’re going there with the new Batman.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 09:13

            Where do you get the suits?

          • The D

            May 18, 2015 at 09:14

            WayneTech Research and Development.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 09:15

            Sounds like a sweatshop in the basement to me. 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 09:17

            XD

        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 09:08

          It’s the Micheal Keaton suit for sure

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          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 09:39

            No. Michael Keaton was wearing Darryn’s design…

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 10:10

            hahahaha

      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 09:19

        I still remember the sweat-trail, and the butt-buckets

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  3. Admiral Chief

    May 18, 2015 at 09:13

    Nice

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