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Batman: Arkham Knight Races Out of the Batcave on PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

The Dark Knight returns

As expected, Warner Bros has unveiled Batman: Arkham Knight for the PlayStation 4 – albeit courtesy of a GAME leak. The sequel – which is expected to feature on the cover of the latest issue of Game Informer magazine – is being helmed by series creator Rocksteady Studios, and will supposedly act as the “explosive finale” to the uber-popular Arkham franchise.

In order to wrap up the storyline, the next-gen exclusive release will plot the return of the Scarecrow, as well as various other super villains, such as “the Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn”. A sticker on the title’s UK box appears to indicate that you’ll unlock bonus challenge maps starring the latter character if you pre-order the game.

Perhaps most excitingly, the release will also allow you to drive the Batmobile for the first time in the series. “The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City," reads the blurb.

We’re still awaiting more information from the publisher, but this is the overview for now. Are you ready to step into the Dark Knight's shoes again? Shine your signal in the comments section below.

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[via game.co.uk, videogamer.com]

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User Comments (25)

AeroZeppelin

#5

AeroZeppelin said:

To be honest i was hoping for a next-gen Justice League game but this is great too :) maybe next time I'll get the Justice League game of my dreams

Jaz007

#7

Jaz007 said:

Whaoaaaaa! Hype hype. I'm pre-ordering next time I leave the house. I can't wait. Next-gen only! My PS4 will officially be a great system this year.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@Jaz007 Yeah, seems like it's next-gen only. I'm quite surprised by that, but I think that's good news - I want to see Rocksteady really push the hardware.

Axel210

#11

Axel210 said:

How do I express my excitement? "Yay!" No, no, that's not right. Oh I know, "IAMSOFREAKINGEXCITED!!THEBAT!THEFREAKINGBATMOBILE!?BLAIFVBFY BSLDIU EFBFVBDFCV11111."

My brain is broke.

rjejr

#12

rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - "Yeah, seems like it's next-gen only. I'm quite surprised by that, "

You were so surprised about the game NOT coming out on PS3 yet you didnt think it worth mentioning in your write-up? Maybe it's not title worthy, but a sentence in there somewhere perhaps? Unless thats what you meant by next gen "exclusive" but it's not really "exclusive" if it's coming on on X1 is it? (Sorry, read this first on NL, you can imagine how things are going over there.)

OK, I'm glad to see this game has moved on, whats the point of releasing games on old systems after the new ones have come out? Maybe games can start coming out on time again if they are only coming out on 2 or 3 systems rather than 5 or 6.

Not thrilled about the title though - Arkham Knight? Not Arkahm Universe or Galaxy or Continent? Those jokes aside "Arkham Country" could have worked nicely. Country works as both a geo-political war zone, Batman defends his country, as well as Batman's turf, criminals in Metropolis telling each other, "dont go to Gotham, that's Batman country". Unless they are making the game based on Frank Miller's "Knight" from 28 years ago I dont like Knight in the title, it's almost redundant.

Dodoo

#14

Dodoo said:

When are we going to stop calling PS4/X1 "next gen"? Surely they are now current gen?

TasukiStaff

#18

Tasuki said:

This must be the Arkham game that Kevin Conroy accident let slip right before Origins was released. Totally excited for this one, hopefully I will be picking this one up day one.

GunstarHero234

#20

GunstarHero234 said:

Man as far I can contain this amazing news already on NL they in the other hand sadly isn't getting the title.

JaxonH

#21

JaxonH said:

@Dodoo

That's what happens when the media drills buzzwords into our heads for 10 months. People just repeat the terms not really understanding their meaning. Yes, this is current gen. Next-gen is another 5 years away, presumably Nintendo will be the first to release a console for 9th gen, seeing as their console has been out a year already and they go by 6 year cycles. I suspect we'll see a 9th gen Nintendo console November 2018, and Sony/MS will follow suit in 2020 (I predict a 2 year window between consoles next gen, though this is just my speculation).

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH said:

I'm stoked for this game. I can finally start planning some PS4 purchases for this year (as of right now, I think I only have one game pre ordered- hopefully that's all about to change). Yes, bring on the games!

Gamer83

#24

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

This is the first PS4, X1 announcement that caught me a bit off guard but got me genuinely excited. I'm hoping in the coming weeks and months there will be more nice surprises. One of my friends thinks with GDC close that we're about to get some other announcements. I hope so but won't count on it. E3 and maybe a few weeks before is when I think we'll start seeing more reveals, but even just one at GDC would be cool.

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