By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rocksteady’s next (and last) Batman game will be called Batman: Arkham Knight. We’ve got a lot of new details for you now, starting with the title itself.
Since Arkham is a location and Batman is the Dark Knight, the obvious conclusion to come to is that “Arkham Knight” is just a new nickname for our caped protagonist. This is not true. Actually, as revealed today by GameInformer, the Arkham Knight is a brand new villain created for this game. According to Rockstar, this villain will be the “ultimate test” for Batman. Of course, fan speculation is running rampant, with Hush still being one of the most popular theories for the Arkham Knight’s identity.
Additionally, we’ve found out that the game is going to be huge. Arkham Knight is set in Gotham City, just as Arkham City was, but this Gotham is five times bigger, with no loading screens at all. Rocksteady wants the city to be packed with content, while also having more open space for gliding and driving.
Speaking of driving, the developers reworked the city’s design with the Batmobile gameplay in mind. They’ve widened streets, added ramps, and more. In fact, they’ve put so much effort into the Batmobile, it uses about 160 MB of memory. Yes, the Batmobile itself is about the size of an Xbox 360 game.
If that isn’t impressive enough, are you ready to hear about gameplay? Of course, the Batmobile is a core part of gameplay. You can call it to you from anywhere in the city and eject from it to go straight into a glide. You can even use your gadgets while you’re in the air. There are also several new additions to combat and takedowns, although there is no multiplayer. And if you always look forward to the more puzzling side of things, new Riddler Challenges have been confirmed.
Rocksteady has revealed a lot more than just this, mainly to GameInformer. A NeoGAF user has compiled the key points, so check out the post if you want an even more detailed look at Arkham Knight.
There is a lot of great stuff here, and it sounds like this could be an amazing addition to the Arkham series. We’ll keep you updated as more news comes out. In the meantime, tell us what you’re looking forward to the most in Arkham Knight.