The Batman Arkham videogame series has become one of the top DC games in the last few years. It all started with the first ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ followed by the mega-successful ‘Batman: Arkham City’ and the more recent ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’.
‘Batman: Arkham City’ put the Dark Knight in a sandbox-style world where you could free-roam Gotham City and featuring Professor Hugo Strange as the primary antagonist. There was a main linear storyline with several side-quests. For example, Victor Szaz would send Batman on assignments via public telephones throughout the city and the Riddler would set-up puzzles for the caped crusader to solve.
The original ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ didn’t involve free-roam but mostly a linear storyline that had Batman escape Arkham Asylum after it had been locked down by his arch-nemesis, the Joker.
‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ released to mixed reviews but was still a worthy entry in the franchise. However, the upcoming title, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ looks to surpass ‘Batman: Arkham City’ in terms of both game-play and story. It introduces Batman’s badass ride the Batmobile, for the very first time.
The menacing and sleek supercar will keep our hero safe when he is patrolling the streets of Gotham with automatic defense lasers to ward off attacks from villains. Batman will still be able to fly across rooftops with a much better and longer cape glide. New ‘fear takedown’ will allow him to take out three enemies at once without being detected. The plot involves the Caped Crusader taking on the Scarecrow, so fear attacks may play a major role in game-play.
Fan–favorite Kevin Conroy returns to voice the Dark Knight. Other voice actors include Nolan North as the Penguin, Troy Baker as Two-Face, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Wally Wingert as the Riddler, as stated by Computer and Video Games.
The hotly-anticipated title is scheduled to release globally on June 2nd, 2015 on current generation consoles Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, as well as on PC. Fans expecting to continue Bruce Wayne’s adventures on their Xbox 360 or PS3 will unfortunately have to upgrade.
Developer Rocksteady Games and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive are releasing ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ in grand fashion. For collectors, two sets will be available. The Limited Edition, according to Digital Trends, will have the game disc, an artbook, a SteelBook case, a comic book, an exclusive new 52 character skin pack and a Batman statue for $100. The Batmobile Edition sounds even juicier as it adds an actual transforming Batmobile instead of the statue for a hundred bucks more.
Get ready for another adventure as Gotham’s Dark Knight prepares to save the day in Batman: Arkham Knight!