The Dark Knight returns in Batman: Arkham Knight

The new Batman game is here, and will feature a bigger map, better visuals, the return of Kevin Conroy, and a drivable Batmobile
Batman: Arkham Knight announced

It’s barely been a couple of months since Batman: Arkham Origins was released, and now we’ve got a new game being added to the series.

Not that we’re complaining - the Arkham trilogy has been a joy to play, and any additional games in the series would be more than welcome…as long as they contain the same awesome gameplay and storyline.

Next-gen goodness

Batman: Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn
Batman: Arkham Knight, Two-Face
Batman: Arkham Knight, The Penguin

From the looks of the trailer and some known details so far, we might not have anything to worry about. Batman: Arkham Knight is a next-gen title though, so don’t expect it to run on your Xbox 360s or PS3s.

So what can we expect? As far as the story goes, Arkham Knight is set a year after the events of Arkham City, and takes place in a more densely populated part of Gotham. If you thought Arkham City’s map was huge, wait till you see Arkham Knight's. It’s five times the size of its predecessor, and since it'll be running on next-gen hardware, you can definitely expect a lot more, such as having up to 50 on-screen characters at a time.

As for villains, at least four have been confirmed based on the trailer, and they include Harley Quinn, the Penguin, Two-Face, and the Scarecrow. 

No Multiplayer, the Batmobile and the return of Kevin Conroy

Batman: Arkham Knight, The Batmobile

Then there’s the pièce de résistance: the Batmobile. Instead of it being just eye candy like in Arkham Asylum, you’ll actually be able to drive it. And if that wasn't enough, Kevin Conroy is returning as the voice of Batman.

The only thing that’s missing is a multiplayer option, which was introduced in Arkham Origins. To be honest, we doubt we’ll miss it that much.

Looks like Batman: Arkham Knights is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated games of 2014. Yes, it’s slated for release this year, believe it or not. US retailer GameStop has listed the game for pre-orders on its site, pegging 14th October as the release date.

Read more: Batman: Arkham Origins review

Source: IGN