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'Batman Arkham Knight' combat details, 'Yakuza' comparison and more discussed

Batman in 'Batman Arkham Knight'
Batman in 'Batman Arkham Knight'
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

New details regarding the combat in "Batman Arkham Knight" have been further discussed . According to a preview article from PSX Extreme on May 5, the free-flowing melee battles from the previous installments of the series will be returning in the upcoming video game. Rocksteady Studios decided to improve upon some elements, however.

The counter system appears to be deeper in "Batman Arkham Knight" as Batman can now use throws to reverse the attacks of enemies. Furthermore, the protagonist can also wrestle away the weapons used by the opposition and use it against them. These new abilities should give players a better chance while taking on a group of criminals at the same time.

Another feature that will be introduced in the sequel is being able to use the environment to hurt your adversaries. The concept is similar to "Sleeping Dogs" and the "Yakuza" video games as players can utilize hazards located in the immediate area. For example, the former title features a sequence in which Wei Shen can put the head of his opponent on a burning stove.

"Batman Arkham Knight" also features a new stealth abilities called "fear takedown." When sneaking around, Batman can use this move to quickly knock out a group of individuals. Aside from the new melee moves, the comic book video game can also features the Batmobile for the first time in the series. The specially-equipped car adds more mobility for traveling around Gotham City in addition to providing a few extra tools to disable vehicles and incapacitate the opposition.

The developers at Rocksteady Studios appears to going all out for their final game on the popular intellectual property. "Batman Arkham Knight" has been listed to launch on Oct. 14 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One although Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has not yet confirmed an official release date. A screen featuring Batman from the official Playstation Facebook page can be viewed on the top side of this article.