Batman has seen so much iteration over the course of the past few decades in games, comics and film. It seems everyone has a different vision of The Dark Knight, which means a bevy of powerful, creative and unique innovations that can be delivered.
Things in the franchise like the Batmobile have been realized differently by the people who have brought it to life. Christopher Nolan saw the Batmobile differently than Joel Schumacher did, just like Rocksteady Studios will show how they see the Batmobile come June 2.
All of the evil is coming against The Dark Knight in Batman Arkham Knight. In what seems to be the darkest iteration in the Arkham series we’ve seen up until now, Arkham Knight is setting up to be dominant. Reported by GamerCenterOnline, Rocksteady Marketing Manager Gaz Deaves participated in a Reddit AMAA and talked about the design choices they made with Arkham Knight’s Batmobile.
“The design of the Batmobile was primarily influenced by the kind of gameplay functions we wanted it to fulfil. It needs to be fast, fun to drive and pretty much unstoppable – that informed features like the large tires and wide wheelbase, since you’re going to be able to drive over and/or through all kinds of obstacles.
“We wanted the ejector seat to be a big feature, and so it made sense for us to put the cockpit quite far forward compared to the classic ‘dragster’ design that some Batmobiles have used. We drew a lot of inspiration from the Batmobile in Arkham Asylum – things like the exhaust ports on the side are similar in our new design,” Deaves said.
The Batmobile has been talked about quite heavily by Rocksteady since the game was revealed. Allowing players to cruise around Gotham City with a nearly indestructible vehicle will certainly make for some incredible gameplay moments.
Thankfully, Batman Arkham Knight will not have some obligatory multiplayer experience added into the game. In what has always been a single-player game, Rocksteady is doing the right thing by not straying away from the core experience that players have some to expect.
People have talked about the “M” rating Batman Arkham Knight is getting and have questioned whether or not Warner Bros. is “leaving money on the table.” While they may be doing that, they are also doing the same with the game coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC only.
The true vision of what could be Rocksteady’s final Batman game seems to be in place. Batman Arkham Knight will release on June 2 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.