The creation of the Arkham Knight villain in "Batman: Arkham Knight" has been further discussed by Dax Ginn. According to a report from Segment Next on May 10, the producer of the project revealed that the development team opted to developed a new character instead of converting one of the antagonists from the popular comic book franchise. He explained that all of previous villains reflected the personality traits of Batman in one way or another. On the other hand, none of the bad guys have really challenged the superhero from a physical standpoint.
Although Arkham Knight should pose a challenge for Batman, he still has to deal with several villains that fans should be more familiar with. As a result, Rocksteady Studios decided to team up with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee in order to create the Arkham Knight, who sports a similar armor to Batman. The debut trailer of the video game also revealed that Harley Quinn, Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow and Two-Face are returning to wreak havoc in "Batman: Arkham Knight" as well. The comments made by Dax Ginn from the Play Magazine interview are located below:
It came from thinking about the way that we built interactions and engagements between Batman and the other members of the rouges gallery. They all reflect some aspect of his personality. Each of the super-villains connects with Batman in a very specific way and he is a collection of all of those things, but we never really had a villain who can engage with Batman of a physical, powerful, combat level.
A render of the new villain from the official "Batman: Arkham" Facebook page can be seen near the top side of this article. To take on his enemies, Batman does have some allies on his side with James Gordon and Oracle aiding him on his missions. One character that was not mentioned is Joker, who meet an untimely fate in "Batman: Arkham City" but is rumored to show up in some form.
Major retailers are expecting that "Batman: Arkham Knight" is going to be made available later this autumn season on Oct. 14. Although the previous games in the series came out on the PS3, Wii U and Xbox On, the sequel is limited to only computer platforms and the two next-generation systems. The PC, PS4 and Xbox One is being developed at the aforementioned Rocksteady Studios with Warner Bros. Interactive handling the publishing elements of the software product.