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Batman: Arkham Knight revealed

Batman: Arkham Knight revealed

Rocksteady is finally back as Warner Bros. has officially announced Batman: Arkham Knight for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, due to release later this year. The Batmobile is finally here and driveable within a Gotham City area bigger than Arkham City. Scarecrow, Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn return for this finale. Get a taste with the beautiful 4 minutes CG trailer and press release inside.
Update: Bigger, better HQ trailer added.



WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT

Epic Finale to Rocksteady Studios’ Critically-Acclaimed Videogame Series
Introduces Drivable Batmobile and Fully-Realized Gotham City


Burbank, Calif. – March 4, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios’ conclusion to the series of award-winning, best-selling titles Batman™: Arkham Asylum and Batman™: Arkham City. Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release worldwide in 2014.

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. 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.

“Batman: Arkham Knight is the pinnacle game of our hugely successful franchise, and we are giving players the most expansive, impressive title in the series,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Rocksteady Studios team is continuing to focus on the excellent gameplay for which they are known while delivering a thrilling new experience for gamers and Batman fans.”

“The team at Rocksteady Studios is putting a tremendous amount of work into delivering the final chapter of our Batman: Arkham trilogy so that fans can feel what it’s like to be the Batman,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios. “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.”

For more information on Batman: Arkham Knight, please visit www.batmanarkhamknight.com , https://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham or https://twitter.com/BatmanArkham

Father to Son
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Commented on 2014-03-04 17:22:28
This is the cg trailer? Can't wait to see how it really looks.
Commented on 2014-03-04 17:23:12
I want the actual game to look this good on next gen consoles. This is my demand.
Commented on 2014-03-04 17:25:51
The Scarecrow
Drivable Batmobile
Current gen only
Entirety of Gotham City

Based Rocksteady. I'm ready.

btw Not a fan of cgi trailers.It looks ok, but you know most of the kick-ass moves and some of the other stuff wouldn't be in the game.
Commented on 2014-03-04 17:34:13
Badass Batman design, finally they are going for the more slim-armored design, great CGI too.

But, after Arkham Origins i am pretty much done with Batman series, wish they would do another IP instead.
Good to know its next gen only though.
Commented on 2014-03-04 17:34:24
The Banner background for the Hub over at Game Informer is in-game picture, enjoy :)

http://www.gameinformer.com/p/arkhamknight.aspx
Commented on 2014-03-04 18:05:37 In reply to Seth
Batman Origins wasn't made by Rocksteady!
Commented on 2014-03-04 18:40:50 In reply to mmulho
Posted by mmulho
The Banner background for the Hub over at Game Informer is in-game picture, enjoy :)

http://www.gameinformer.com/p/arkhamknight.aspx
Thanks for the link, amazing quality if it's in-game.

Also, here's the link of the Hub image itself:

http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/Communi...

And below are the 2 images from GameInformer:

http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/Communi...

http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/Communi...

The batmobile looks so goddamn badass, it's side view and the wheel are crazy badass!!!

Only 3 months till E3 2014, where they definitely show gameplay (if not before then). So excited for this game!!!!! =D
Commented on 2014-03-04 18:49:37
It all looks a bit over indulgent to me. The dialogue & voice acting was pretty "cringey".

Still I am interested to see what the actual game-play looks like. At least it's next-gen only.

Amazing CGI though.
Commented on 2014-03-04 19:44:39
arkham games always showed cg trailer first so relax guys :)

btw i love the new media player
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:06:54
Korndog has his wish with this one. Next gen only.

The trailer could be using in-engine assets. It's unusual for CGI to have any kind of noticeable aliasing, but you can clearly see aliasing whenever it shows batman without his mask, and on the batmobile before he gets into it. Animation clearly betrays it. The actual game might not be that far off the trailer. You only need to look at game like Ryse and The Order.

As an aside, I would hope that the next proper Batman film looks like this in style and tone. I think it's perfect for how a modern Batman film should be. Not camp like Shumacher's attempts; not bland, and overly realistic like Nolans (sans Begins).
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:12:45
*drool* yep I can watch this for hours if needed....

Rocksteady! Can't go wrong.
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:17:25
This picture of the new batman seems to be in-game.
http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/Communi...

The Trailer is definitely not.
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:29:36 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
As an aside, I would hope that the next proper Batman film looks like this in style and tone. I think it's perfect for how a modern Batman film should be. Not camp like Shumacher's attempts; not bland, and overly realistic like Nolans (sans Begins).
eh, I don't fully agree. It's trying way too hard to be "badass" that it just seems kind of dumb & over produced.
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:43:22
The new batsuit (armor?) looks like crap and so does this tank-like batmobile. I hate it. Maybe we'll get some classic batman skins to replace this attrocity.
Commented on 2014-03-04 20:51:46 In reply to Loakum
If its built from the ground up on a brand new game engine to meet the demands of the developers, than anything is possible. If its on the Unreal 3 engine...... oh well.
Commented on 2014-03-04 21:06:31 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
I want the actual game to look this good on next gen consoles. This is my demand.
The Next-Gen is the actual Gen...
Commented on 2014-03-04 21:20:28 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
If its built from the ground up on a brand new game engine to meet the demands of the developers, than anything is possible. If its on the Unreal 3 engine...... oh well.
It's modified Unreal 3 engine according to GI details.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1031542...
Commented on 2014-03-04 21:54:32 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
eh, I don't fully agree. It's trying way too hard to be "badass" that it just seems kind of dumb & over produced.
A bit like Nolan's films, eh?
Commented on 2014-03-04 22:15:33 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
A bit like Nolan's films, eh?
I think Nolan's films were weird in that they were visually kind of bland, as you said, but also the editing & music can feel annoyingly over done too.
Commented on 2014-03-04 23:09:33
finally!! nolan like batsuit
Commented on 2014-03-04 23:58:51
nice but damn, dem ears! Imagine how different the finale with Joker would have been in The Dark Knight when he asks "by the way, did I ever tell you I got these scars?" armed with those bad boys
Commented on 2014-03-05 00:55:28
That was bad ass!!!!

Fantastic Trailer. The first Next Game that truly gets me hyped!
Commented on 2014-03-05 01:48:46 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
I think Nolan's films were weird in that they were visually kind of bland, as you said, but also the editing & music can feel annoyingly over done too.
First film was a good balance visually. The other two were just generic settings set in what was obviously real life Chicago and NY respectively. The only thing that alluded to the fact that it was a film based on a fictional comic was Batman himself and the batmobile and batwing to a certain extent. Two-face was well done, although he wasn't around long enough. The first film had a much more stylised look to it. The mono rail high up that stretched around a city was something that was obviously created from imagination. It had a lot of gothic architecture, and there was Arkham and the scene with the thousands of bats. That film just felt a lot more creative in a visual sense. The other two, not so much. Remember, Batman is a fictional character set in a fictional city in the same way Superman is. Batman/Gotham, distinct from each other, but familiar. Not Batman/New York, distinctly familiar but in the wrong way, akin to pouring oil into water. Doesn't mix. Just how I feel about it. Burton's Gotham looked great.
Commented on 2014-03-05 02:55:14
the screens out there look incredible

holy shit!! Will buy on day 1 :)
Commented on 2014-03-05 17:06:39 In reply to Calderas
Posted by Calderas
*drool* yep I can watch this for hours if needed....

Rocksteady! Can't go wrong.
dam you and your avatar, ive just spent 5 minutes trying to kill that bug.

on a note to anyone who knows 'is the game in development with AMD or Nvidia'?
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