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The war for Gotham City is about to begin, and the odds aren’t exactly stacked in the Caped Crusader’s favor. There are still a few months dividing us from the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight but, in the latest trailer, we get a nice look at the rogue’s gallery of baddies that will be doing their best to finally bring down the Bat come June 2.
Called “Gotham is mine,” the new trailer for Rocksteady’s upcoming Arkham Knight is a feast for the eyes if you’re a Batman. fan, showing off loads of footage of the Dark Knight (not to be confused with the Arkham Knight…It’s a little confusing) doing what he does best, as well as some of his most notorious enemies working together to bring ultimate chaos to the streets of Gotham.
So who will Batman be squaring off against in Arkham Knight? Perhaps an easier question would be who isn’t he fighting this time around? In the ‘Gotham is mine’ trailer, we catch a glimpse of many fan favorites, including Harley Quinn, Two-Face, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, The Penguin, newcomer Arkham Knight and, our narrator and tormentor, The Scarecrow.
Scenes of these scoundrels are interspersed with footage of Batman himself beating the stuffing out of goons aplenty, as well as a few peaks at the Batmobile in action, Commissioner Gordon and what appears to be a GCPD under siege.
The Batmobile was first shown off during E3 2014, where I had an opportunity to see some early gameplay in action, featuring the vehicle in both drive and tank forms, as well as being used to catapult Bats straight into the air or pulverize enemies with beanbag projectiles. I’ve seen a lot of people making note of the guns on the Batmobile and how that doesn’t fall in line with Batman’s no-kill policy. Rest assured that those are non-lethal rounds and no hoodlums were actually harmed in the making of this game.
To be fair, the Arkham games have always painted Batman in his most violent light and, a lot of the time, he walks away from a battle with me thinking “there’s no way those dudes survived that thrashing.” And since Knight is the first in the series to receive an “M” rating, I imagine the violence is going to be cranked up a few extra notches.
So, dear readers, let the speculation begin! Will this be the best Arkahm yet? Speaking of which, who do you think the Arkham Knight actually is? Newcomer or a familiar face behind a new mask? Is that really Crane, or perhaps someone else posing as Scarecrow? Let us know what you think and get ready for Batman: Arkham Knight to arrive in early June on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more details, be sure to check out the official website.