Batman: Arkham Knight's Titular Knight Revealed in Screenshots

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Titular Knight Revealed in Screenshots

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The titular Arkham Knight is a brand-new Batman villain that Rocksteady has created for the new game.

Earlier in the month, we learned that the "Arkham Knight" in Rocksteady's upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight is not referring to Batman, who sometimes goes by "The Dark Knight", but rather a brand-new villain that's been created specifically for the game. We now know what the Arkham Knight will look like, thanks to some new screenshots Rocksteady has released. That's him to the right, sporting a kind of cyborg-ninja look, that's very clearly inspired by Batman's own outfit.

Arkham Knight will be joined by some classics from Batman's traditional rogue's gallery, including Scarecrow, Two-Face, Penguin, and Harley Quinn. He won't, however, be joined by Batman's most iconic villain, the Joker, as Rocksteady has very clearly stated that his story is over.

We don't really know any more about him, but it looks like he will fulfill a kind of "anti-hero" role rather than a full blown villain.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be the fourth game in the "Arkham" series, but will chronologically follow Arkham City, as Arkham Origins was a prequel. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 14, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

As disturbed that I am that here is yet another Arkham game no more than 1 year after the last one, I gotta hand it to whoever is developing this: it will at least have an intimidating villain. The world may also be Arkham City and Gotham City together for some reason, since this will be on newest-gen discs with more storage space than the past generation's.

I was initially thrilled by the trailer, then wondering where they could possibly go with it all..... And whoah,breaking new ground like the ending Arkham City and now this??

Good old Rocksteady! :D

I have been remarkably unimpressed by what I've seen and played of Arkham Origins, but I have to admit, this new one looks pretty badass. Were they developed concurrently?

Also,

Steven Bogos:

Batman: Arkham Aslyum will be the fourth game in the "Arkham" series, but will chronologically follow Arkham City, as Arkham Origins was a prequel.

This is mostly unlrelated, but you know whats a good show? Batman the Brave and the Bold. And do you know one of the reasons why its good? Because Batman occasionally smiles and has terrible puns.

Xman490:
As disturbed that I am that here is yet another Arkham game no more than 1 year after the last one, I gotta hand it to whoever is developing this: it will at least have an intimidating villain. The world may also be Arkham City and Gotham City together for some reason, since this will be on newest-gen discs with more storage space than the past generation's.

I don't understand why you're disturbed, this one has been in development since Arkham City was finished and it's being done by the original developers. Origins was another developer... and the less said about it the better.

Xman490:
As disturbed that I am that here is yet another Arkham game no more than 1 year after the last one, I gotta hand it to whoever is developing this: it will at least have an intimidating villain. The world may also be Arkham City and Gotham City together for some reason, since this will be on newest-gen discs with more storage space than the past generation's.

I've been going on the assumption that this has actually been in development for a while and that Arkham Origins was shat out by W.B. just to keep people "happy". That would explain why Rocksteady wasn't involved with Origins and why this was announced so soon after. That's what I'm hoping anyway, as Origins sort of shook my faith in this series.

As for the villain? My money would be on Jason Todd or the likes, based on those cryptic easter eggs in Arkham City. That in mind, it could also be Hush!

He just looks like a "make a cooler and modern" version of Batman. Body armour and baggy trousers and no cape. But, i kinda like the look. It sucks there is no Joker, but atleast it gives another villian a chance to shine. An thats a good thing. Imagine if they did an entire game with Scarecrow as the main villian? That would be great.

Mahorfeus:
I have been remarkably unimpressed by what I've seen and played of Arkham Origins, but I have to admit, this new one looks pretty badass. Were they developed concurrently?

Rocksteady weren't involved with Origins so it seems like they have indeed been developing this since Arkham City whilst WB Whereever tried to make Arkham Origins. Hopefully the longer development time will show in the finished product.

And I really hope that when they say Arkham Knight is an original character that he/she/it/they are totally original and not just a reimagining of Nightwing or something. Maybe he's not even real and it's just some kind of Scarecrow induced hallucination?

I am predicting an anti-hero who is essentially Batman but willing to get their hands dirty. So they will fight crime but are not bothered about killing any of the bad guys, which puts them at odds with Batman.

Steven Bogos:
Batman: Arkham Aslyum will be the fourth game in the "Arkham" series...

Pssst! Hey, Steve! Ummmm, I believe Arkham Asylum was actually the first game in the series. :P

OT: Hopefully they'll do more with this guy than "the other studio" did with Death Stroke. Seriously, they pumped him up as one of the major foes/features of Origins and then he just shows up for a single fight, you beat him down, and he's done for the rest of the game.

I want Batman beyond already, Arkham city doesn't need a lackluster sequal of grimdarker and edgier b-man with guns, seen that done that.

I can just see the main writer (Paul Dini again?) going, "See, my Batman is cooler. He's got ninja armor and he's morally grey. He also dates Harley Quinn, too. See? Soooo much cooler than Batman."

He's the bad guy? I want to play as him! That suit is baller!

Seems interesting. Hopefully this game will be much more badass than Origins was. Then again, Rocksteady had no involvement in Origins, so hey.

So he's metal batman? Like the mario and sonic versions before him? Not that he doesn't look cool but I was thinking it would be something a little more original

Gotta be the joker under that mask, and the suit is all that keeps him alive. I don't care what rocketeady says, that's probably the joker.

Legion:
I am predicting an anti-hero who is essentially Batman but willing to get their hands dirty. So they will fight crime but are not bothered about killing any of the bad guys, which puts them at odds with Batman.

In other words, basically the most predictable way they could possibly go with it. That better not be the case, because seeing the same story pop up alarming frequency gets old.

Besides, Kingdom Come is automatically the superior telling since Alex Ross did the art.

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

If you're referring to picture 5, that isn't batman, that's the villain; Arkham Knight. Made in collaboration between Rocksteady and DC.

OT: I never got Origins as the reviews made me feel it wasn't quite as stellar as Asylum and City. But I'm very much looking forward to the new instalment and can't wait to see some gameplay.

Its Jason Todd. This just screams him. Perhaps in this timeline, he did not take up the red hood mantle and instead became the arkham knight.

Efrit_:
Its Jason Todd. This just screams him. Perhaps in this timeline, he did not take up the red hood mantle and instead became the arkham knight.

Yes. I hope it's not that obvious though. I hope he's really a completely new character.

Steven Bogos:
Batman: Arkham Aslyum will be the fourth game in the "Arkham" series...

You might want to fix that.

OT: I'm intrigued, as I seriously don't know what to expect out of this, other than that armor looks preeeeetty cool.

Adam Jensen:

Efrit_:
Its Jason Todd. This just screams him. Perhaps in this timeline, he did not take up the red hood mantle and instead became the arkham knight.

Yes. I hope it's not that obvious though. I hope he's really a completely new character.

My money is also with Jason Tood :D as the Batman from "Battle for the Cowl"

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Well, there's actually two possibilities. Since this Arkham Knight looks robotic, there's the Jean-Paul Valley "AzBats", which would also tie in with the Azrael predictions in Arkham City, or it is Jason Todd.

Worgen:
Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

There's one where Batman's arm is angled so it looks like it, but he's talking to Oracle on his wrist computer thingy. The one who is genuinely firing the gun is the Arkham Knight, who is not Batman.

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I'm thinking the Knight might be Hush.

He's already impersonating Bruce Wayne, so maybe he's the taking the impersonation a step further?

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

If he is then they've really taken him back to basics. Like 1939 basics. Sweet. I've been waiting for that.

Able Seacat:

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

If you're referring to picture 5, that isn't batman, that's the villain; Arkham Knight. Made in collaboration between Rocksteady and DC.

OT: I never got Origins as the reviews made me feel it wasn't quite as stellar as Asylum and City. But I'm very much looking forward to the new instalment and can't wait to see some gameplay.

I haven't played or picked up Origins myself. However I did watch all the cutscenes or all the cutscenes of a certain character. I"m going to pick it up when I have the money. Probably the wildest I've ever seen The Joker.

KazeAizen:

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

If he is then they've really taken him back to basics. Like 1939 basics. Sweet. I've been waiting for that.

Really? I thought he started out pretty camp.

Worgen:

KazeAizen:

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

If he is then they've really taken him back to basics. Like 1939 basics. Sweet. I've been waiting for that.

Really? I thought he started out pretty camp.

While I don't think the original comics were quite as serious as some of them take themselves these days he wasn't exactly campy. That didn't happen until the silver age in the 50s. Nope Batman upon his debut actually used guns and killed the occasional criminal. I've been waiting for someone to make that Batman again just to shock everyone and get some of the super over zealous Batfans in a frenzy.

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

I don't think Batman is holding a gun.
If it's pic number 3 you are looking at, it might be Batman's grappling hook device.

PeaceRider:

Worgen:
I'm surprised hes not walking around with the severed heads of his dead parents, that would be really adult and brooding.

Edit: is batman shooting a gun in one of those pics? Dammit, they've gone 'shadow the hedgehog.'

I don't think Batman is holding a gun.
If it's pic number 3 you are looking at, it might be Batman's grappling hook device.

Its already been pointed out twice that the pic I was referring too was someone else. He just looks kinda like batman.

I have another theory in mind.

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Remember this guy's in the games canon, and he ended up being batman in the comics at one point as well.

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Not the best era to pluck ideas from, but I could see this being plausible.

Oh man, if it's Jason Todd I'd be sooo happy, the only thing Batman that I really liked was Under the Red Hood and that would just be so perfect.

Quiotu:
I have another theory in mind.[SNIP'D PICS]

I was thinking that exact thing. I think Jean-Paul Valley is the Arkham Knight.

Jason Todd might be a possibility also.

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