More details have been revealed in regards to a new villain in the upcoming PC, PS4 and Xbox One video game, "Batman Arkham Knight." According to a report from Comic Book Resources on June 13, Zafer Coban reiterated that the Arkham Knight was created in tandem with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This was done in order to make the new character fit in more with the lore from the original source.
The Arkham Knight will be a "darker reflection" of the superhero. The villain is looking to kill off Batman by using his expertise in combat in addition to assembling an army composing of drones and tanks. The animator concluded by saying that they were "privileged" to add the new character into the world.
The protagonist also have to deal with some familiar faces such as Scarecrow. The PS4 version of the video game will be getting exclusive mission based on the antagonist. Furthermore, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Riddler and Two-Face were also previously confirmed to be brought back in the sequel as well. Rocksteady Studios promised in the past that they will be providing an explosive ending for the series with "Batman Arkham Knight."
Aside from the characters, the development team also decided to expand upon the gameplay elements. Batman now has more abilities during combat and exploration (including the addition of the Batmobile). The play area has also been increased several times with players having access to Gotham City.
"Batman Arkham Knight" originally had a fall release window before being delayed until the second month of next year. Rocksteady Studios wanted to make sure that the quality of the project is up to their and the fans' standards for the series. Other big titles that were slated for this year, "The Order 1886" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," also got pushed back to 2015. You can take a look of the Arkham Knight with the screen from the official Facebook site of the series near the top of this article.