Not every superhero needs a car – but all of the best ones possess one anyway. The Dark Knight is no different, and as evidenced by the embedded imagery exclusively revealed by Game Informer magazine, the Batmobile will play a pivotal role in Batman: Arkham Knight. Accidentally unveiled by UK retailer GAME mere moments ago, the sequel will mark the “explosive finale” to Rocksteady Studios’ superhero series – and will launch PlayStation 4 later this year.

What impact will the Caped Crusader’s car have on the tried-and-tested gameplay, though? Well, it’ll enable you to navigate the game’s enormous open world for starters. “An entirely new area of Gotham City, far larger than Arkham City, has much wider streets to accommodate the new driving gameplay that is designed to integrate smoothly with Batman's gliding and grappling traversal,” explains the magazine’s description.

You’ll find 14 full pages on the next-gen sequel in the latest issue of the publication, which you can order through here. Meanwhile, a four-minute debut trailer is supposedly on the way, so keep your Bat Signal set to red alert. In the meantime, check out the moody artwork within this article – and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

[via gameinformer.com]