No Multiplayer Option
While the previous installment Batman: Arkham Origins marked the very first time the multiplayer option was featured in the series to give the gamers an opportunity to play as Batman and his beloved sidekick Robin in order to take down the Joker, Bane, and their thugs, the upcoming game will, however, not reintroduce the multiplayer mode.
The developers originally intended to add the feature again but soon dismissed the concept as director Sefton Hill stated, “If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single-player, would that deliver a better overall game?”
Downloadable Contents are always a fun way to keep the spirit of the game alive even after completion. The beautiful yet extremely lethal Harley Quinn will be available as a playable character in her very own mission as downloadable content for everyone who will pre-order the game. Quinn will have her own weapons and aptitudes concerning her character in the four challenge maps that come along with the character.
Limited to PlayStation 4, the game feature Scarecrow Nightmare DLC in which Gotham will be submerged in Crane’s fear toxins. The effects of the toxins turn the city into a horror version of itself run amuck by his army of dead people along with a giant towering Scarecrow in the heart of the city.
As far as Robin fans are concerned, they are in for good news as Jason Todd – the second Robin who died by the hands of the Joker – will be featured as a playable Red Hood character with his very own story and weapons via downloadable content if the game is pre-ordered.
As the climax of the trailer of Batman: Arkham Knight stated that it was coming soon in 2014, the game was initially scheduled to be released this year on October 14 but fate had something else in mind as the game was soon postponed for an unknown amount of time.
The game marketing manager of Rocksteady Studios, Guy Perkins addressed the enigma as he stated,
“If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100%.”
Aiming for a worldwide release for the platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on June 2, 2015, Batman: Arkham Knight is one of the most anticipated games this year.
Given the time of over half a year between the initial and final release date, it can be very well expected that Rocksteady Studios will not fall short of fulfilling the expectations of the fans who dream of becoming Batman – at least in a video game. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below!