Briefly: The game was only announced two days ago (with a very impressive CGI trailer), but thanks to Game Informer we know have more information on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight.
First up, it looks like the game’s subtitle, Arkham Knight, isn’t referring to Batman, but a new character altogether:
“We hadn’t in the previous games introduced someone new to the universe. We wanted to introduce someone who could really challenge Batman to go head to head with him in lots of different ways. We’re not talking about those ways just yet but this guy is definitely a formidable foe for Batman.” said game director Sefton Hill.
On that note, ConsoleLife has published the following image, which doesn’t look like our Bats, and is totally, probably the Arkham Knight:
The game’s environment will take place over three distinct islands, which will end up about five times larger than the map in Arkham City. As always, Rocksteady doesn’t want to make it big, just so they can say it’s big:
As we’ve said before with Arkham City, it’s not about scale as much as detail. We want to make sure the world is rich and full of interesting things to do. We’re not trying to create the biggest open-world game ever. We are trying to create a really rich, vibrant, dense open world.”
Last update. As we learned a few days back, the Batmobile will definitely be drivable. That’s cool news, but Rocksteady doesn’t just want it to be any old car:
“We wanted to make the best car in any game ever. That was our mission statement right from the start.”
A ton of new images from the magazine have also made their way online, including our first looks at Oracle, the Penguin, the Riddler, and more. Take a look at the images below, and let us know if you’re looking forward to the game! Batman: Arkham Knight will launch on October 14th, and if you pre-order the title, it looks as though you’ll get the opportunity to play as Harley Quinn.