After months of speculation and several leaks Warner Bros. and Rocksteady have finally announced the existence of Batman: Arkham Knight, developed solely for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The announcement comes via Game Informer who revealed that the third Batman game to be developed by Rocksteady, and the fourth Arkham game, will be the cover for their next issue, due for release in April. The magazine is promising 14-pages of information.
One thing Game Informer did confirm was that the batmobile will be drivable, and shall now play an integral role in the game.
However, more details were revealed in a brief coverage trailer. Sefton Hell of Rocksteady stated that Arkham Knight will take place a full year after the events of Arkham City, and shall be the final game in the Arkham series.
Needless to say as a Batman fan I’m excited, but my passion has been somewhat tempered by Batman: Arkham Origins. While it was a good game in its own right it feels like something of an pointless entry in a series that didn’t need it, and may serve only to make things harder for Rocksteady as fans of the franchise might potentially feel fatigued by the gameplay.
However, I have great faith in Rocksteady. Sefton Hill stated in the video that they’re determined to ensure this feels like a completely new game.
According to Game Informer Batman: Arkham Knight is due for release this year, presumably around September-November.