Scarecrow will be the ‘big bad’ in Batman: Arkham Knight

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Want to learn more about the story for Batman: Arkham Knight, the third Batman game from Rocksteady Studios? If you haven’t beaten Batman: Arkham City yet and don’t want to be spoiled, look away now.

Arkham City went ballsy when they killed off the Joker. Now with the Joker gone, what’s going to happen to Batman and the villains of Gotham? In an interview with IGN, Rocksteady’s marketing manager Guy Perkins gives us the dirt on the fate of the Joker and the role of Scarecrow.

“The death of the Joker at the end of Arkham City has created a different world for the criminals of Arkham Knight. He’s not there to disrupt the things they’re doing, so you have to imagine a world where he’s not there and not causing that chaos. They can get organised, work together and offer a more formidable challenge. He’s at the peak of his powers, but without his nemesis there to cock things up for everyone else then they get the chance to be a bit stronger, a bit braver and do things differently.”

“Joker going was a challenge, but we left Scarecrow out of Arkham City for a reason so he’s back in as the big bad and it’s great for us to bring him back. He has so many iconic moments in the first game, to have him back as the Big Bad is really cool. He’s a great mirror for Batman, as they both use fear as a weapon of choice. There’s a dichotomy there. Then working with DC to bring the Arkham Knight to life has been amazing. We were super excited and it’s been a huge honour for us to do something this big.”

And Rocksteady is determined to give fans the best Batman experience ever.

“If people walk away thinking this is the ultimate Batman simulator, then our job is complete,” Perkins said. “We gave them Gotham City, we gave them Batman at the height of his powers and we gave them the Batmobile. I think those three elements come together to make a great game. If people go away feeling like it was awesome, we’ve done a good job.”

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 2, 2015.

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