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The Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight sounds like a beast

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I’m still nursing a massive grin on my face over the news of a new Batman game from Rocksteady. Gotham is getting bigger, there’s a new black hat in town and Rocksteady wants to end their trilogy (You don’t count Arkham: Origins) with a bang. It all sounds good. But bugger all that, I just want to drive the Batmobile.

In the Game Informer reveal (via CVG) Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill explained how the use of the Batmobile would take gamers in the world of Batman “one step further”.

“The Arkham games have always been about providing that power fantasy, about being and feeling like Batman,” Hill said. “We’re going to take it further with the addition of the Batmobile and the bigger city.”

We’ve known it’s what people want. When you’re Batman you do think Batmobile, It’s the one key thing we felt we really always wanted to do. And also that refreshes the whole experience, which I really think it does. What we’re always trying to do is [make] every game feel like a new game rather than another episode of the last one.

We’re excited to be developing the game for next-gen platforms, which has allowed us to bring to life the design elements that we envisioned from the beginning such as the Batmobile and how it augments Batman’s abilities, to the fully detailed and realized Gotham City.

Batmobile

Here’s a list of features, as to just why the Batmobile is so damn special in the game:

  • Rocksteady says that the Batmobile for Arkham Knight was designed to be “the best car in any game ever”
  • It takes up 160mb of memory in the game at any time, something that would consume the entire processing power of an Xbox 360 if it just used the car
  • Hundreds of thousands of polygons were used to create the Batmobile, which features various textures and shaders
  • This will be the only vehicle that Batman uses in Arkham Knight
  • The Batmobile will arrive at your location with the touch of a button
  • The Batmobile can do burnouts, boosts, jumps and “rotate in a circle at a full stop to get you pointed in the right direction”
  • It is bulletproof, and various obstacles stand no chance when the Batmobile wants to ram on through them
  • Don’t expect to pull GTA vehicular homicides with the Batmobile, as thugs will jump out of the way
  • Gameplay will be balanced between driving and out-of-car gameplay
  • The Batmobile has more gadgets than Batman, to help deal more speedy damage
  • Players can swap between on-foot gameplay and the Batmobile at any time
  • The Batmobile comes equipped with missiles that can lock on and fire at enemy vehicles
  • Key points in the Gotham map will allow Batman to eject from the Batmobile and launch into a fast glide

I don’t think anyone here who thinks of themselves as a Batman fan, has not fantasised about driving the Batmobile at least once in their life. Whether it’s the tricked out version that Adam West drove in the 1960s series, the Tim Burton drag vehicle from Batman and Batman Returns or the Tumbler from the Dark Knight trilogy, it’s a dream vehicle of note.

And so far, the Arkham Knight version sounds like it was worth waiting two games for.

Last Updated: March 7, 2014

20 Comments

  1. “It takes up 160mb of memory in the game at any time, something that would consume the entire processing power of an Xbox 360 if it just used the car”

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    • Axon1988

      March 7, 2014 at 14:15

      makes me think of my pentium 2 days with 128mb of ram… man I was a legit asskicker back then.

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      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 7, 2014 at 14:17

        Broe, and if you slapped in another 128 (or if you had 2×64 and slapped in 2×64 more) oh my sock, THE PERFORMAAAAAAAAAANCE

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 7, 2014 at 14:17

      Well then it needs more RAM… downloadmoreram.com

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  2. Hammersteyn

    March 7, 2014 at 14:05

    Awesome Batmobile is Awesome! I said that two days ago. Plus we get to drive it as well? This is gonna be awesome. All we need now is Rick roll music for the gif below
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/anYMOoz_460sa.gif

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 7, 2014 at 14:06

    But does it drive away from NPCs if they get too close?

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 7, 2014 at 14:23

      It probably drives over them if they commit a crime.

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      • RinceThis

        March 7, 2014 at 14:27

        In fact fuckit. Batman sits in his mansion and the car does all the work.

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  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 7, 2014 at 14:07

    Tumbler is my favourite Batman to date.

    Hmmm, wait, its between that one and the Bat(vehicle) from Batman Beyond

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 7, 2014 at 14:12

      I still prefer Michael Keatons bat mobile. Not bad for late 80s model. But the one in this game makes me think of a bulldog on steroids.

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      • RinceThis

        March 7, 2014 at 14:18

        Yes, I loved this one too!

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  5. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 7, 2014 at 14:08

    I can only imagine the DLC…..

    “Congratulations on the Batmobile…..DLC to use the key to drive it…….”

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 7, 2014 at 14:09

    I dream about driving a Bolo. In traffic. It’ll be fun for me.

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 7, 2014 at 14:15

    I’m actually not sold on the idea of driving around in a Batman game. I really enjoyed swooping around the city in AC.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 7, 2014 at 14:17

      I’m sure you can do that too. Obviously driving will be a lot less stealthy so that will have to be incorporated into the game whereas the previous three was more stealth based.

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 7, 2014 at 14:18

      “Key points in the Gotham map will allow Batman to eject from the Batmobile and launch into a fast glide”

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 7, 2014 at 14:19

        key points…

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  8. RinceThis

    March 7, 2014 at 14:18

    I wonder how it will be incorporated into play? I mean are you able to drive on any street? Having difficulty meshing AC with the use of the batmobile. PS AWESOME!

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  9. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 7, 2014 at 14:25

    Can’t we get some Alfred DLC 🙁 Butler simulator would be a nice change of pace

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  10. Kensei Seraph

    March 7, 2014 at 14:25

    Nice header text.

    This is honestly the first Batmobile I’ve actually wanted to drive myself.

    PC will probably get a mod that adds other vehicles or changes the Batmobile look.

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