There’s a new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer out in case you missed it, and it looks like this particular piece of cinema may have a few clues hidden away inside of it. Some folks, who presumably have the eyes of the hawk (HAWK! Hawk hawk hawk…) have spotted codes within the trailer that point towards revealing more of the game and the characters that inhabit it. Pretty neat, right?
No, it really is mine. You see, I’ve spent many hours building a painstakingly detailed Gotham City out of Lego, and it’s almost complete. And you can’t have it. Nuh-uh. What you can have instead, is this brand new trailer for the game. It’s got Harley Quinn! Bat-gadgets! The Batmobile! What more can you ask for in life? Two Batmobiles and Harley Quinn next to you? Ok, fair enough…
He may have started out as a comic book character for kids over seven decades ago, but the Batman of today ain’t exactly child-friendly. The world’s greatest detective is also equally fluent in the language of broken bones, a Brakpan dialect wherein asking for a cup of coffee involves using a tombstone piledriver to slam you through a table. Naturally, the next Batman game isn’t going to suitable for all ages. In fact, it’s going to be a lot more mature than the man-child in Batman underwear who is busy writing this story.
There’s a lot that I’m digging about Arkham Knight. Conspiracy theories, new visuals, the Batmobile and all that. But tell me about the gadgets dammit. Half the fun in the previous games was figuring out which combination of gadgets would work in which situation, and just how much explosive gel a thug could swallow before the Bat-stomach pump and Bat-waiver forms were needed. It’s a part of Arkham Knight that hasn’t been revealed exactly, and while it looks like you won’t be getting any new toys in the game, you will be getting new ways to play with them.
Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Well, besides the dozen or so goons who are spending an evening in an ICU and adjusting to the fact that they’re going to be crippled for life. There aren’t too many villains who can match Batman in a physical and mental showdown, but the Arkham Knight might be the closest threat in many a year. There’s been a lot of speculation as to who’s the man is underneath that fancy high-tech helmet. And right now, the odds are definitely leaning in favour of former Robin Jason Todd. Thanks to some toys that is.
Remasters are dope. Yo. You get to pay a second time for the same game, but with some extra cosmetic content and some of that DLC that you couldn’t be arsed about buying in the first place when the game was out originally. Only suckas buy remastered and definitive editions of games apparently. The thing is, people often underestimate my stupidity, because I would buy the hell out of a trilogy of Batman games.
Guys, it’s a brand new year. A new year, where games hopefully won’t be as disappointing as microwave pizza when it comes to gaming. Everyone has their one game that they’re looking forward to this year. That one game that will shut all the haters up. If you guessed that Batman: Arkham Knight was my game that I’m keen on, then you’re dead right. And not just because I’m wearing my Arkham Knight jammies right now.
You’ve already read a Batcave full of new Batman Arkham Knight details. Now prepare to sit down, relax and watch a brutal vigilante dole out justice on various criminal faces as if morality were going out of style. It’s the latest Batman Arkham Knight trailer, as the caped crusader shifts away from the Ace Chemicals mission of last week and gets ready for an all new challenge. At Ace Chemicals again. Well ok then.
It’s been three years since Arkham City was released way back on October 18 2011. Three years since Rocksteady expanded their vision for a Batman simulator and opened the gates to create a sequel that was bigger, more ambitious and bolder than the original game, Arkham Asylum. Much like the original game, Arkham City was filled with secrets and challenges. And in another sense of the familiar, it had a secret which no one has found until today.
It could be said that I have a bat in my console belfry. Batman: Arkham Knight is a damned pretty game, make no mistake, as it’ll most likely push current-gen systems to their limits. One thing it won’t be doing however, is setting tongues wagging as to which platform has the best version of the caped crusader, as developer Rocksteady is going for some of that console parity mojo before the game releases.
Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Plenty of thugs who have spent various nights in intensive care units, wondering if it’s time for them to go back to college to become accountants. One villain that isn’t afraid of the Batman however, is the titular Arkham Knight himself. In fact, he welcomes a challenge from the Batman, as he happens to have modelled his entire career on an eventual showdown between the two.
Just who is the Arkham Knight? There’s been a lot of talk recently over the identity of the mysterious new villain who will be both a physical and intellectual match for the Batman. Most folks reckon that he might be a former Robin who went bad, a character who is better known in comics these days as the Red Hood. Well it may be time to put those rumours to rest, as the Red Hood will be in Batman: Arkham Knight. But he sure as hell ain’t no knight in shining armour.
By now, you’ve heard me wax lyrical on how Batman: Arkham Knight will be one of the best games of 2015, if ever. I’ bias as hell, I’ll admit it but that’s a good thing in my case. You won’t just get to be the Batman in the final Rocksteady game however. You’ll also get a chance to be the main squeeze of the Joker, Harley Quinn.
Ah February, the month of love, boxed chocolates and cheap dates with drinks that taste like Roofies. And now also, hopefully the month of having crime punched out of a criminal, one battered and terrified thug at a time.
Look, if I’m going to talk to the frontman of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game, Dax Ginn, I’m going to do it properly. And by properly I mean get sweaty in a cowl and start geeking out because I threw my objective opinion off a balcony the second I started playing that game.