Batman: Arkham Knight News

Breaking up with Batman

Rocksteady talks VR and its future away from the Arkhamverse.

Rocksteady Games, creator of the Batman Arkhamverse, is here at EGX to show off Batman VR - a brand new Batman Arkham experience made after the studio said they were definitely done with Batman.

Rocksteady has revealed all remaining Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass content, and there's quite a lot, comprising Batman skins, alternative Batmobiles, AR Challenges, two short story additions and a pack of Most Wanted Challenges. Is it enough to satisfy people who've paid 32.99 for a Season Pass? It's a topic in hot contention. The game's early Batgirl DLC left us flat.

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch released, pulled

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch released, pulled

UPDATE: Interim patch released proper.

UPDATE 4th Sep 2015: Warner Bros. has released the Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch properly this time.

The promised "interim" patch is now available to those who already have Batman: Arkham Knight for PC, while the game itself remains off sale.

Here are the patch notes:

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Batman: Arkham Knight's PC "interim patch" due in the next few weeks

Warner Bros. has said the promised "interim" patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is due in the next few weeks.

The patch is being tested now, Warner said in an update on the Batman: Arkham Knight Steam page.

"If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We'll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along."

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC "interim" patch planned for August

Warner Bros. hopes to release an "interim" patch for Batman: Arkham Knight's broken PC port at some point in August.

The patch will target some - but not all - of the issues that are currently plaguing the PC build, and which have caused it to be withdrawn from sale worldwide.

Warner Bros. posted word on the patch to the Arkham Knight Steam page over the weekend.

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Batman: Arkham Knight launch sales beat Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Knight launch sales beat Arkham City

Biggest launch of 2015 so far, despite the whole PC sales fiasco.

Batman: Arkham Knight is the UK's new all-formats chart number one, with launch week sales that are the highest for any game in the Batman series.

Impressively, it beat the launch week sales of Batman: Arkham City despite only launching on PC and the new generation of consoles, versus City's launch on the more-established PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

But it did benefit from an early Tuesday "event" launch rather than the typical Friday release, which Arkham City was not afforded.

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Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

UPDATE: Rocksteady has "best engineers working like crazy" on this.

UPDATE 26TH JUNE 9AM BST: Batman: Arkham Knight creator Rocksteady has pledged its best engineers to the job of fixing the PC version, as one would hope. The PC version of Arkham Knight was - optimised might be the wrong word - tailored by Iron Galaxy.

"Totally supported decision to suspend PC version," Rocksteady co-founder and Batman: Arkham Knight game director Sefton Hill tweeted. "We have our best engineers at Rocksteady working like crazy to help fix the issues ASAP."

Nevertheless, the game remains suspended from sale and the issues unresolved.

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Limited Edition has been delayed

Amazon still distributing download codes, bonus goodies to follow.

UPDATE 19/06/2015 9pm This delay appears to be the case with Gamestop's Limited Edition as well (which also includes the Batman statue), at least in Finland. And like Amazon UK, Gamestop will be sending download codes to appease those affected.

Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass includes all retailer-exclusive content

Batman: Arkham Knight may have a ton of convoluted retailer-exclusive bonus goodies, but Warner Bros. has confirmed that all of these will be included in the Season Pass within six months of the game's launch.

In fact, it shouldn't even take that long as developer Rocksteady suggested these retailer-exclusive perks will be widely distributed come August or September.

"Throughout the six months of additional Batman: Arkham Knight content, Premium and Season Pass owners will receive all in-game content that is offered through various retail pre-order incentives," the developer noted on its official forum.

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Batman: Arkham Knight's 170 Batmobile Edition has been cancelled

Batman: Arkham Knight's 170 Batmobile Edition has been cancelled

Due to "unforeseen circumstances" with "the quality of the Batmobile."

The ludicrously expensive Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition has been cancelled.

At least that's the word coming from some of our readers, along with a poster at NeoGAF, after getting an e-mail from their local GAME retailer explaining the situation. Apparently it has to do with the poor quality of its transformable Batmobile figurine.

"Regrettably, due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of the Batmobile, included within the Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition, Warner Bros has decided not to release this product," GAME stated in its email to customers.

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GAME-exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood DLC gameplay

GAME-exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood DLC gameplay

First look at the retailer's pre-order pack.

Here's a quick look at Batman: Arkham Knight's Red Hood story pack, which is a pre-order bonus at GAME in the UK.

The advert below is for GameStop, which has the same pre-order exclusive in the US, but the content is the same.

If you don't order from GAME then do not despair - completionists will be able to buy the pack separately at some point after the main game launches.

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The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

New story missions, super-villains, challenge maps and drivable race tracks.

Batman: Arkham Knight has a Season Pass, as you might have expected - but what you might not have expected is just how expensive it is.

New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer shows off Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman

New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer shows off Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman

UPDATE: Dual play mechanic lets you switch between Batman and his allies during combat.

UPDATE: Batman: Arkham Knight has a new "dual play" mechanic, Warner Bros. has confirmed.

This sees the player "switch seamlessly" between Batman and his allies, including Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman in "free-flow combat".

So, no co-op, then, as some took the trailer below to indicate, but exciting nonetheless.

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The Rogues Gallery stars in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

The Rogues Gallery stars in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

Scarecrow! Two-Face! The Riddler! Harley Quinn! Poison Ivy! More!

Rocksteady's Batman games are known for leaning heavily on the Caped Crusader's Rogues Gallery of super-villains, and it looks like Arkham Knight will be no different.

Warner released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, called "Gotham is Mine", which provides us with a good look at the character designs of Gotham's infamous bad guys.

Chief troublemaker is Scarecrow, who alongside the mysterious Arkham Knight is causing all sorts of trouble. But we also get an eyeful of Two-Face, Penguin, Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

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Batman: Arkham Knight trailer swoops into Ace Chemicals

Batman: Arkham Knight developer Rocksteady Studios has released a good slice of new gameplay footage.

The trailer takes Batman to Ace Chemicals for a mission that sees him infiltrate the facility by land, air and in the Batmobile.

It's the first we've seen of the game for some time - since E3, when we also heard word of its delay into next year.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets a June release date

Batman: Arkham Knight gets a June release date

169.99 Batmobile Edition includes a transforming Batmobile statue.

Batman: Arkham Knight - the fourth game in the Arkham series and the conclusion to the trilogy helmed by Rocksteady - is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC worldwide beginning on 2nd June 2015.

The highly anticipated sequel will come in two collector's editions: the Limited Edition that goes for 89.99 on consoles and 74.99 on PC, or the even more ludicrously expensive 169.99 Batmobile Edition.

The Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition includes the following:

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Red Hood Story DLC is a GameStop exclusive

Batman: Arkham Knight's Red Hood Story DLC is a GameStop exclusive

UPDATE: Will be available in the marketplace post launch.

UPDATE 24/07/2014 8pm: GameStop has confirmed to Eurogamer that while the Red Hood DLC is currently a GameStop-exclusive, it will be available post launch in the marketplace.

ORIGINAL STORY: 24/07/2014 3.45am: Batman: Arkham Knight will have story-based DLC based around Red Hood that's exclusive to GameStop.

A promotional image of the add-on was leaked at Batman News, and the retailer has since confirmed to Polygon that it will indeed be an exclusive pre-order bonus.

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Batman: Arkham Knight's PS4-exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Pack detailed

Sony has revealed new details on Batman: Arkham Knight's PlayStation 4-exclusive content, the Scarecrow Nightmare Pack.

The add-on will re-introduce the Batman: Arkham Asylum villain after his absence in Arkham City.

"Gotham falls victim to Scarecrow's fear toxin, transforming the famous city into a twisted, hellish nightmare in the Batman: Arkham Knight Scarecrow Nightmare Pack," a description on PlayStation.com reads.

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Watch five minutes of Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay

Watch five minutes of Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay

PlayStation gets exclusive “Scarecrow Nightmare Missions”.

Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady's highly anticipated third chapter in its dark knight series (the Origins prequel was handled by Warner Bros. Montreal), has received a new five-minute gameplay walkthrough during Sony's E3 press conference earlier today.

The caped crusader's general move set looks as delightfully empowering as we remember, but now we get a better look at the collossal, labyrinthine lair that is the whole of Gotham City. Prior to this, players were restricted to cramped mini-districts, but now the map is five times the size of Arkham City's expansive urban prison.

Furthermore, we get a stronger sense on why Batman would ever use the batmobile when he could otherwise glide about. The heavily armoured vehicle ("car" doesn't really do it justice) is armed with some pretty heavy duty cannons, which are pretty useful for blowing up unmanned tanks. Those things are rather tricky for a man who doesn't use guns (yet for some reason thinks it's okay for his car to use guns).

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Batman: Arkham Knight release date slips to 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight release date slips to 2015

In the meantime, there's lots more detail on the Batmobile.

Rocksteady Games' Batman: Arkham Knight will not be with us this October after all, the developer has revealed, but instead will make its debut on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015.

That's obviously a disappointment, but the developer is hoping to soothe our frustrations by telling us more about the Batmobile.

Eurogamer's sister site USgamer went hands-on with Batman: Arkham Knight ahead of E3 and reports that the Batmobile comes across as a "heavily armoured and heavily armed war wagon that players can take into a huge number of exterior spaces in the game's massive, free-roaming rendition of Gotham City".

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Batman: Arkham Knight trailer teases in-game footage

Here's a first look at in-game footage from Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady's final chapter in its trilogy starring the Dark Knight.

The trailer below gives us a glimpse at the Bat in action on the streets of Gotham, gliding in the air above and taking to the road in the Batmobile.

Roads are now wider to accommodate your ability to drive around the city. You'll also be able to accelerate up walls and drive while inverted in tunnels.

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