The first gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight titled ‘Evening the Odds’ has been released today. It focuses heavily on the new Batmobile clearly articulating the dramatic impact you have while in control of this awesome creation. This is being billed as the ‘explosive conclusion’ to the series of games which has been Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. We have been told the new gameplay map is five times larger than that of Arkham City.
The trailer also shows off the new villain of the Arkham Knight pinning the Caped Crusader to the ground in the militaristic Batsuit that we’ve seen in the stills that had previously been released. This new villain has been described as someone who will “really challenge Batman going head to head with him in throughout the story.” The stills for Batman: Arkham Knight are here
The trailer also uses the same introductory lines about “abandoning the city” however without the voice modulation used in the first trailer. we are subject to shots of what appears to be Scarecrow’s syringe-tipped fingers we’ve seen in the first instalment in the franchise Batman: Arkham Asylum. We also get a glimpse of Barbara Gordon as the Oracle and her father Commissioner Jim Gordon. The new footage confirms the villains of Two-Face and the Penguin who seem to be working together (as shown in the first trailer) here . Kevin Conroy who had already been confirmed as playing the Dark Knight provides a line as Batman, giving the trailer its title.
Sefton Hill of Rocksteady has stated previously that the studio wants to take the fantasy of being the Batman “one step further” for this game and the addition of the Batmobile will go a long way to helping gamers feel more like the Bat himself. “We’ve known it’s what people want,” Stated Hill about the Batmobile. “When you’re Batman you do think Batmobile, it’s the one key thing we felt we really always wanted to do. And also that refreshes the whole experience, which I really think it does.” Hill also said that Rocksteady also tries to make “every game feel like a new game” and not just “another episode of the last one.”
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released by Rocksteady and WB Games in late 2014, and for pre-ordering, the player gets to play as Harley Quinn. You can view the gameplay trailer below.