The first details from Rocksteady’s recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight have been revealed in the newest issue of the Game Informer magazine.
Arkham Knight will feature a Gotham map that is “5 times larger” than Arkham City, and also introduce a driveable Batmobile as well.
“The Arkham games have always been about providing that power fantasy, about being and feeling like Batman,” Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill told GameInformer, in part. “we’re going to take it further with the addition of the Batmobile and the bigger city.”
“We’ve known it’s what people want,” Hill continued. “When you’re Batman you do think Batmobile, It’s the one key thing we felt we really always wanted to do. And also that refreshes the whole experience, which I really think it does. What we’re always trying to do is [make] every game feel like a new game rather than another episode of the last one”.
Rocksteady is also calling this entry in the series the “explosive finale” for the later timeline of the Arkham stories, which could mean another game could come, but it would be earlier in Batman’s career similar to Warner Bros. Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins.
“We kind of feel this is the natural end to the story,” Hill added. “We really want to go out in style.”
“We’re excited to be developing the game for next-gen platforms, which has allowed us to bring to life the design elements that we envisioned from the beginning such as the Batmobile and how it augments Batman’s abilities, to the fully detailed and realized Gotham City.”