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Batman Arkham Knight was announced as the series finale of the popular Batman Arkham franchise.

And yes, this time it is developed by Rocksteady.

Following the series of events that took place in Batman Arkham City, when Joker was killed in action and the Arkham prison was shutdown, a year later Batman returns to defend the city against the likes of his old villains Two-Face, Penguin and Harley Quinn headed by his nemesis in Scarecrow. Batman will also face his most formidable and dangerous enemy, the Arkham Knight.

The new addition to the gameplay in this title is that you can drive the Batmobile just as you have always wanted to. You are the knight clad in full armour, chasing down thugs along roads which will be a feature in one of the largest Gotham cities that a game of this kind has ever seen. The vehicle can be called at the press of a button and also can be ejected from at high speed. It would be like a Grand Theft Auto chase but this time you will be driving a bulletproof, indestructible, anything-smashable, projectile shooting all-terrain vehicle.

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As seen from the Father to Son announcement trailer shown below, the Batmobile is an important feature of the Dark Knight’s final journey. The game features a next-gen engine to boot and you can play as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s pet if you pre-order the game.

With the success that they found in Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City, Rocksteady has set the bar for the highest of expectations. Allowing the third game in the series to be developed by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rocksteady has given itself time to iron out the creases and bring out innovation into the gameplay mechanics. The extra year that they took will certainly show its colors in the Single Player game.

The game reprises Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman, a must for all fans of the game. The game will be a Single Player only title as the studio wants to give the series a proper farewell when it comes to the story aspects. So it’s goodbye to multiplayer.

Batman Arkham Knight will be released on October 14, 2014 on PC, PS4 and Xbox-One as a next-gen only title.

Image Courtesy – Game Informer, Rocksteady Official, Polygon

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