Kevin Conroy returns as Batman and other Arkham Knight news

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According to IGN, Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill said in an interview with GameInformer:

“This is a single-player game. There is no multiplayer. Right at the start this was our vision. It’s going to take all of our effort for all of this time. We don’t have the time to do multiplayer.”

He also wants his team and himself to “Focus on making the best single-player experience we can. We don’t feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start.”

Here are some more details that IGN has posted about the game from that interview:

Set one year after Arkham City, Arkham Knight takes place in a more densely populated part of Gotham City, which is approximately five times the size of Arkham City. New generation hardware allows Rocksteady to bring more to its world, not the least of which is riots of 50 or more on-screen characters. “At any given time, there are between three to five times the number of thugs active in Gotham City than there were in Arkham City,” Tim Hanagan, lead AI and combat programmer, told Game Informer.

The addition of the Batmobile is another notable feature for Arkham Knight. The vehicle, which is drivable for the first time in the series, has immobilizing missles, can be summoned at any time, smashes through most objects, and can eject Batman at any time so he can glide or grapple around Gotham. Even Riddler’s challenges will take advantage of the Batmobile, which will, among other things, test your driving skills.

The title Arkham Knight, oddly enough, does not refer to Bruce Wayne’s Batman, but another new nemesis Hill claims is a “formidable foe” that will “really challenge Batman to go head to head with him in lots of different ways.” Game Informer describes the villain as a “militarized” version of Batman, with the signature Arkham “A” plastered on his chest. He’ll join the ranks of The Penguin, Two Face, and Harley Quinn, who’s available as a playable character via pre-order.

That last part about the villain being a “militarized” version of Batman; well, a few folks from NR had a chat and think it will be Azrael. But this is just a wild stab at the dark, I mean it could really be anyone. Another tidbit I like about the interview is the talk of actually driving the Batmobile to get some of Riddler’s trophies. So that got a few of us excited, especially after watching the trailer.

And finally, Kevin Conroy is back!!! Now that’s one wish that’s come true. Now if they can get a few more voice actors like Mark Hamill signed on, then my wishes will be fulfilled. Either ways this will be a game I cannot wait to buy.

Source: IGN via GameInformer

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