Today Warner Brothers released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, giving us a brief look at the game in action. By brief, we’re talking only a couple of seconds, but it focuses on the Batmobile as it speeds down what looks like Chinatown.
Also included is a quick shot of the Batmobile driving upside down through a sewer, as well as a glimpse of Batman diving into the air and beating up a few thugs — all while the Zimmer-esque soundtrack crescendos in the background. A menacing voice announces “Tonight, Gotham falls; a city of fear rises.”
But the best part was who that voice belongs to: the titular Arkham Knight himself, who lays down the smack on Batman as he delivers his monologue.
“There is no savior. No more hope. No more Batman.”
Arkham City was one of my favorite games from last generation, but Warner Brothers Montreal’s Arkham Origins felt like a step backwards, with less interesting missions and a story with a very predictable twist that used well-known characters as a crutch. With Rocksteady taking back the reigns and developing the series’ conclusion for next-gen only, it’ll be exciting to see how far they can take it.
Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled for a 2014 release. If you pre-order the game, you can also play as Harley Quinn.