Bat-Watch September Edition: Release Date Confirmed for Batman Arkham Knight

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It’s the return of  “Bat-Watch” as there is  an update on the latest and final entry in the Batman Arkham Trilogy. After being delayed earlier in the year, Batman™: Arkham Knight has finally been given a release date along with details of two collectors editions – Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition and Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition.  Both will be available in limited quantities at launch in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.  The Limited Edition will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for PC.

Limited Edition Contents

Door # 1

Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will include:

  • Custom Art Book — 80 Page, Full Color Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition Steelbook™ — Unique Steelbook™ case and game disc
  • Comic Book — Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
  • Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight

SRP:  Console or PC – $99.99

 

Batmobile Edition

Door # 2…

             Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition will include:

  • Custom Art Book — 80 Page, Full Color Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition Steelbook™ — Unique Steelbook™ case and game disc
  • Comic Book — Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
  • Transforming Batmobile  Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce

    SRP: $199.99 (Available for Consoles only)

 

As per a Warner Home Entertainment Press Release:

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the New Generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.

 

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Yes…Be The Batman indeed…

No, that’s not a typo on the above picture. It’s the actual release date in reverse to us living in the United States. It’s coming out June 2nd, 2015; not February 6th, 2015 as some previous speculation had come about.

To give you a rundown of what to expect here’s a recap:

Batman & his ride

You seriously don’t want ANY of this…

Introducing the Batmobile – The Batmobile is brought to life with a completely new and original design featuring a distinct visual appearance and a full range of on-board high-tech gadgetry.  It is designed to be fully drivable throughout the game world and capable of transforming from high speed pursuit mode to military grade battle mode.  You will also use it to aid Batman’s abilities in every respect, from navigation and forensics to combat and puzzle solving.

The Epic Conclusion to Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy –  *Sniffles* This is it people…Batman: Arkham Knight brings an all-out war to Gotham City.  It started with the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which escalated into the incidents of  Batman: Arkham City,  and now culminates in the ultimate showdown for the future of Gotham. At the mercy of Scarecrow, the fate of the city hangs in the balance as he is joined by the Arkham Knight, a completely new and original character in the Batman universe, as well as a huge roster of other infamous villains including The Penguin, Two-Face and the Riddler.

More Exploration of Gotham City –  More than five times the size of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City has been brought to life with the same level of intimate intricacies for which the Arkham games are famous for.

Most Wanted Side Missions –  Like in the previous entries, you can fully immerse yourself in the chaos that is erupting throughout the streets of Gotham. (Seriously…why does ANYBODY still live in Gotham City?!)  Within each mission, you’re sure to encounter various members of Batman’s Rogue Gallery while also offering you the opportunity to focus on and take them down as you continue with the main story.

New Combat and Gadget Features –  This time around there are even more combat moves and high-tech gadgetry than ever before. There will be a  new ‘gadgets while gliding’ ability which will allow Batman to deploy gadgets such as batarangs, the grapnel gun or the line launcher mid-glide. Also, look for Batman’s utility belt to be upgraded to include all new gadgets which will expand his range of forensic investigation, stealth incursion and combat skills.

• And last but certainly not least, two words: Harley. Quinn. Thats right, my girl crush/namesake is a playable character this time around complete with her own story pack. As the picture states though, you will need to preorder the game in order to get the download. (Any of the versions preordered will do.)

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“Didja Miss me Puddin’?”

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it! Now that you’ve got the skinny on whats to come in June next year, which version will you be pre-ordering at your local retailer?

HarleyQ

Harley is a Brooklyn-born bonafide Gamer Girl. She enjoys games of all genres, (…except dancing games and racing games) and can’t go anywhere without her iPod. Her favorite franchises include Devil May Cry, Soul Calibur, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham Series, Cooking Mama, and Resident Evil to name a few. Catch her on twitter @evenstar720 or email her at Harley [at] royalflushmagazine.com

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