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Batman: Arkham Knight Is Single-Player Only
Rocksteady has revealed that Batman: Arkham Knight won’t contain multiplayer, but will feature the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman and many other, new features this time around.
Speaking in the new issue of Game Informer, Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill said, “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.”
Instead, Hill’s team plans “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.”
The game is set one year after the events of Arkham City, and will take place in a more densely populated area of Gotham City. New hardware, (the game is exclusive to the Xbox One and PS4), allows Rocksteady to create a setting that’s five times the size of Arkham City. The game is also able to host 50 enemies or more on-screen. “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,” lead AI and combat programmer, Tim Hanagan, told Game Informer.
Arkham Knight also features the Batmobile as a drivable vehicle for the first time in the series. It can be summoned at any time, can smash through most objects/walls, and can eject Batman anytime prompting him to glide over the city. The game will also contain several unique Riddler challenges that utilize the Batmobile.
The title Arkham Knight does not refer to Bruce Wayne’s Batman, but is rather the name of a 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.” The villain is described as a “militarized” version of Batman, with the signature Arkham “A” plastered on his chest. Alongside Arkham Knight Batman will face the Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn.
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