Batman: Arkham Knight - Xbox One

Also known as: Batman: Arkham Knight: Batmobile Edition', 'Batman: Arkham Knight: Limited Edition', 'Batman: Arkham Knight: Premium Edition

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Also for: PS4, PC
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Free Roaming
Beat 'Em Up: Hack and Slash
Strategy: Stealth
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Rocksteady Soft. Co.: Warner Brothers
Publishers: Warner Brothers (GB/GB)
Released: 23 Jun 2015 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
No Accessories: No accessories


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The Batman: Arkham games have been growing in scope since Arkham Asylum showed the world how superhero games should be done way back in 2009. Arkham Knight promises to be the biggest, most epic game in the series yet. Billed by series creator Rocksteady Games as the conclusion to its trilogy, the game brings the full sprawl of Gotham city to life for the first time.

It's all-out war this time as The Scarecrow returns to unite the villains of Gotham against the caped crusader. In tow are not just infamous favourites such as Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and the Riddler, but an all-new villain created especially for the game with help from comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.

As with previous games, Arkham Knight takes players right into the world of the Dark Knight, giving players the closest experience to being the Batman they're going to get (outside putting on the cape and cowl themselves, which we wouldn't recommend). Gameplay revolves around stealth, detective skills, and the freeflow combat the series brought to the gaming world at large. Enhancements have been made, with new moves and high-tech gadgetry in the fray. For the first time Batman can deploy gizmos such as batarangs, the grapnel gun or the line launcher while flying!

A big selling point for many will be the introduction of a driveable Batmobile. With a brand-new design, the souped-up vehicle can be used right across the Gotham map. That might be for a high-speed chase, or it might be for intense battles on the streets.

Arkham Knight also features 'most-wanted' side missions, in which players encounter high-profile criminal masterminds and can choose to take them down individually or pursue the core story mode.

This is the big one, folks.