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Batman: Arkham Knight's New Character Is Stealing the Caped Crusader's Gig

Posted by Kell Andersen

A dark blight?

It seems that beloved superhero Batman has some competition. Developer Rocksteady has revealed that the 'Arkham Knight' in its upcoming stealth action title Batman: Arkham Knight is in fact not the caped crusader, but a completely original character called – you guessed it – Arkham Knight. The new man about town was created exclusively for the game in a collaboration between the developer and DC Comics.

"The opportunity is exciting, but the expectation is off the scale," studio producer Dax Ginn said in an interview with VG247. "That’s why working with DC is so awesome for us, because those guys are so experienced, and it’s obviously something that they do a lot of. So when the idea was on the table for us to develop our own character and introduce that into Batman’s world, there was so much energy and excitement around it at Rocksteady."

Intriguingly, this original creation has not only stolen the famous vigilante's name, he's also copied his outfit, as you can see in the screenshots below. We've not seen enough to make any proper judgements about the cretinous creep, but we must admit that the design doesn't exactly set the world on fire. Considering the London-based studio's stellar track record, though, we're prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt. What do you make of this devious design? Would you have preferred the studio to stick purely to canon? Make some incomprehensible grunts in the comments section below.

[via vg247.com]

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User Comments (18)

Jaz007

#1

Jaz007 said:

At the end of the game you find out Batman has been sleep walking, a lot.

Axel210

#2

Axel210 said:

I would assume Hush? Or maybe the version of Azreal they introduced in Arkham City.

eliotgballade

#4

eliotgballade said:

the british batman and robin are called knight and squire , so it's not exactly original is it ? costume looks generic too

conman15

#5

conman15 said:

Seems a little too close to Iron Man for me but will keep an open mind. Maybe it is just the helmet making me think that.

SteveoKenobi

#9

SteveoKenobi said:

looking forward to this, i passed on the Batman Origins games, love Rock Steady's first 2 Batman games.

calin1010

#10

calin1010 said:

It's Batman! Facing his his worst fears, him become a killer, side effects of the fear gas Scarecrow will throw at him. I have a feeling this story will be awesome, with some huge twists, we'll have a lot of Scarecrow sequences that players will actually think are not illusions

Holydiver85

#12

Holydiver85 said:

@charlesnarles Dont worry you still get to control our beloved caped crusader. There is an article on here somewhere explaining there is a new unknown villain and this is the article revealing his identity.

ModernMARVEL

#13

ModernMARVEL said:

Na na na na na na na na Arkham Man!

I like the Knight's design because it reminds me of Iron Man as conman15 mentioned. He's also got that epic blood red paint on his suit. Pretty bad!

Sanasalin

#14

Sanasalin said:

do you reckon rocksteady were all "OMG guys, DC's character is here! Lets take a look........... oh...... well its okaaay i guess."

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