Dev Unveils New Batman: Arkham Knight Details About Story, Gameplay, Combat Melee Mechanics, New Trailer On Dec 1

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Rocksteady, the developer behind popular Batman Arkham video game franchise, recently held an AMA session on Reddit and talked about various aspects (story, gameplay and other features) of the upcoming title, Batman: Arkham Knight. In addition to this, Rocksteady also announced that a brand new trailer of Batman: Arkham Knight will launch on coming Monday.

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About Storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady said that it starts immediately after the Joker’s death in the last installment of the franchise. The developer stated that Joker’s death is the point that they jump off and the development team asked a question “what happens when Joker is removed from Gotham”, and going after the fallout of all those events.

Rocksteady also stated that the new suit for Batman in Batman: Arkham Knight mirrors the design of Batmobile in many ways. The developer stated that the new suit of Batman will “impact gameplay as well, as it enhances some of Batman’s abilities, particularly in the way Batman and the car work together.”

In addition to this, Rocksteady stated that Batmobile is a very important part of Batman: Arkham Knight and there are many missions in the game that will require this deadly beast.

“When we added the Batmobile to the game, we wanted to make sure it’s a fun, meaningful addition to every part of the game. Batman wouldn’t use it if he didn’t need it. So there will be points in the main story where you will need to use the Batmobile to progress, and if you’re anything like me, there will be points where you can’t use the Batmobile and wish it was there!” said Rocksteady

About Combat Melee mechanics and enemies in Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady said:

“They’re fast, and they can dodge and counter you – in the most recent builds they’ll dodge you without making you drop your combo, so it’s easy to get caught out the first few times.”

About, Gotham City in Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady said:

“Now that we’ve got all of Gotham to explore it’s a great experience. The City design team here has done an amazing job building an environment that’s huge and intricately detailed. The detail in Arkham games was always my favourite thing about playing them before I joined Rocksteady, and it’s awesome that the guys have managed to keep that level of care on something so much bigger.”

Lastly, Rocksteady announced that a brand new gameplay trailer of Batman: Arkham Knight will arrive on December 1 at 9AM PST, it might be the second part in Ace Chemicals Infiltration video series (you can watch first part here)

Batman: Arkham Knight releases in June 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Reddit AMA