Hardcore Gamer: That's right, Rocksteady is attempting to do the impossible by introducing a major new character into the series' mythos.
Whoah, it's an entirely new character? I thought it was Batman O_O
This was expected..... Well expected to not be Batman. I am surprised its a completely new character. Looks very interesting.
I still believe this will turn out to be Jason Todd (aka Robin 2, Red Hood).
^ Thats what I was thinking. The anit-Batman, mimicking his gear/moves. !!!SPOILER!! Lol or its the Joker playing the biggest joke of all, making Batman think its Todd.......they also introduced Hush in AC and then it was left open.
I'm gonna go WAY out on a limb here and guess that the Arkham Knight is really Deathstroke. I could be totally wrong here and if I am then so be it. But the way Origins ended with, *Spoiler*, Deathstroke in Blackgate prison they hinted that there was more to come with Deathstroke's character. And since in Arkham City both Blackgate and Arkham Asylum were combined as one it means that Deathstroke would have been moved there as well. I guess I just hope to see more of Deathstroke. The fight with him in Origins was freakin awesome and I hope to see more of it in Arkham Knight.
I think it could be Hush....he did change his face to look like Bruce Waynes so maybe he's doing his own version of Batman.
This is the VILLAIN, the main Antagonist. Batman is in the game and he is the Main character, the playable character.
I hope its not Jason Todd, I hate his resurrection and new character concept in the Batman universe.
It'll be the Joker pumped up on venom, watch.
WOW! he looks really cool!
We already saw screenshots though of Batman in game and whats the point of a batmobile without batman??
I think he's going to be an antagonist/protagonist of sorts, I don't think Batman is not going to be the main protagonist, maybe they'll do something sort of like MGS 2 did with Snake and Raiden.
Should make for an interesting back story though. The plot and story and characters of these batman games are more interesting than the gameplay, which is also awesome. All that + GTA4 sized City = potential greatness
Im thinking Jason Todd. In Battle for the Cowl, he dressed himself up as a gun-toting Batman already.
That character looks like Batman beyond. Rocksteady I probably could rework the Terry McGinnis story or Jason Todd.
its been revealed quite a while ago.
I don't like this...
I like it.
I'm on the fence
I'm neutral http://i.imgur.com/fu6HKw0....
I don't care.
I'm on a horse *Old Spice commercial music on*
Long as the game kicks ass. Which I'm certain it will :D
Im very intrigued, this is potentially very exciting. I respect your concern however the prospect of playing as a new DC character as his story is fleshed out for the first time on our TV screens under the control of our thumbs is pretty cool. I have faith in both Rocksteady and DC. I cant wait now
You cant add in new characters.... Keep it original this the way batman going im out :( Witch shame as my first batman started in 8bit C64 days.
I'm still in, they have a writer from DC comics helping out with the story. That alone assures that this new characters will fit in nicely. Besides, I don't know if you read the comics, but new characters getting introduced is nothing new.
Why should it only be the domain of the comics to add in new characters? Rocksteady have proved they are good stewards of the Batman videogame universe, and are working closely with DC. It's exciting and ground breaking (for Batman) to add in a brand new character.
They just did.
Harley was a made up character introduced by the cartoon series on Fox and she's well accepted. Don't see why the Arkham Knight can't wind up that way.
TBH Deadshot was introduced in the Gotham Knight movie, and he's a great character.
Not at all . What you convey isnt wrong at all , cf Harley Quinn .. But Deadshot has been around since the 60s