Submitted by ValKilmer 119d ago | news

The Arkham Knight Revealed -- No, it’s Not Batman

Hardcore Gamer: That's right, Rocksteady is attempting to do the impossible by introducing a major new character into the series' mythos. (Batman: Arkham Knight, Game Developers Conference, PC, PS3, PS4)

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ValKilmer  +   120d ago
Whoah, it's an entirely new character? I thought it was Batman O_O
Sethry101  +   119d ago
This was expected..... Well expected to not be Batman.

I am surprised its a completely new character. Looks very interesting.
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Yi-Long  +   119d ago
I still believe this will turn out to be Jason Todd (aka Robin 2, Red Hood).
antz1104  +   119d ago
^ Thats what I was thinking. The anit-Batman, mimicking his gear/moves.


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.
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gatormatt80  +   119d ago
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.
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-Foxtrot  +   119d ago
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.
AliTheSnake1  +   119d ago
This is the VILLAIN, the main Antagonist.
Batman is in the game and he is the Main character, the playable character.
RioKing  +   119d ago
It's Robin
erathaol  +   119d ago
I hope its not Jason Todd, I hate his resurrection and new character concept in the Batman universe.
maniacmayhem  +   119d ago
It'll be the Joker pumped up on venom, watch.
AsimLeonheart  +   119d ago
WOW! he looks really cool!
Gamer1982  +   119d ago
We already saw screenshots though of Batman in game and whats the point of a batmobile without batman??
KeePeR_21  +   119d ago
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.
frostypants  +   119d ago
April Fools?
3-4-5  +   119d ago
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
hades07  +   119d ago
Im thinking Jason Todd. In Battle for the Cowl, he dressed himself up as a gun-toting Batman already.
Evilsnuggle  +   119d ago
That character looks like Batman beyond. Rocksteady I probably could rework the Terry McGinnis story or Jason Todd.
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hkgamer  +   119d ago
its been revealed quite a while ago.
DarkLord1003  +   119d ago
I don't like this...
Shuyin  +   119d ago
I like it.
Jdoki  +   119d ago
I'm on the fence
pedrof93  +   119d ago
I don't care.
xHeavYx  +   119d ago | Funny
I'm on a horse *Old Spice commercial music on*
SolidGear3  +   119d ago
Long as the game kicks ass. Which I'm certain it will :D
liquidhalos  +   119d ago
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
xx4xx  +   119d ago
I'm Batman.
hiredhelp  +   119d ago
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.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   119d ago
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.
Jdoki  +   119d ago
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.
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SoulSercher620  +   119d ago
They just did.
Baccra17  +   119d ago
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.
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antz1104  +   119d ago
TBH Deadshot was introduced in the Gotham Knight movie, and he's a great character.
Baka-akaB  +   119d ago
Not at all . What you convey isnt wrong at all , cf Harley Quinn .. But Deadshot has been around since the 60s
AliTheSnake1  +   119d ago
This is the Villain. Who said batman is not the main character ?
SilentNegotiator  +   119d ago
"You cant add in new characters"
You must be a writer for DC.

Worked for characters like Harley.
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hiredhelp  +   119d ago
30 disagrees wowsers well its nice to know people disagree have differnt oppinions its cool just my feelings.
Baka-akaB  +   119d ago
I havent bothered with the articles , but do we even know it's a new character ?

There is an old char named Wrath , wich is essentially an anti Batman .

He had a rebooted version and strong redesign that very much looks like the villain in the game ..


EDit : he's a new character i guess . But still probably a play and mixture of the numerous "anti-batmen" like Hush , Jason Todd , Wrath , prometheus etc
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cfc78  +   119d ago
Cool looking character be interesting to see how this works out.
The Meerkat  +   119d ago
Looks like a Cyborg Batman.

It will probably turn out to be a partial clone of Bruce Wayne with Lexcorp tech added.
Thatmattkid  +   119d ago
Great idea, I think if anyone deserves to introduce a new character it's Rocksteady. They've more than proved themselves with the stories they've told in Arkham Asylum, and City. They've also handled the existing characters with such care and attention to detail that I'm confident this new protagonist/antagonist will be a winner in the eyes of the fans.
alexg587  +   119d ago
Yes add new villains ....get with the times man ;)
Inception  +   119d ago
Nice! Personally i'm bored with Joker or old villains from the comic book. So new character is a must to make the story unpredictable.

I mean, we already knew how The Riddler, Two Face, Scarecrow, or Penguin M.O's. But we didn't know how Arkham Knight works. It's like reading Hush for the 1st time, that i can't predict who's the mastermind behind all those event.
Rute  +   118d ago
Yeah, by all means add new characters, but in my humble opinion this new Arkham Knight villain (?) does not seem like a very imaginative creation.
Inception  +   118d ago
Before we judge this guy, let's wait until we got our hands on the game shall we?
Lucreto  +   119d ago
I will believe it when I play it.

It is like the advertising campaign for Origins making Black Mask the main villian but it didn't end up being the case.
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Baccra17  +   119d ago
The Black Mask being no more than a two-bit character was disappointing.
Fishy Fingers  +   119d ago
Based on their games, they're certainly the dev to attempt to introduce a new character. But personally don't see much point when there's already so many options that fans would probably like to see make an appearance.
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Jdoki  +   119d ago
I suppose it takes us in to the unknown and allows Rocksteady to do some interesting things. The standard Batman villains are a bit predictable by now so something fresh is welcome.
hkgamer  +   119d ago
thats what i thought.

however, it shows how big rocksteady have become and now they can do something which they have full control over. So it's probably better this way.

Movies/cartoons/comics makes up new characters all the time. Why can't a video game?
ShiranaiJittai  +   119d ago
For a few seconds after hearing that this is a new character to the DC Universe I was enraged. As in to the extent to seeing spots. Then I took a deep breath calmed down and remembered one very important fact.

Harley Quinn is nowhere close to an original Batman character. She was introducted Within the same month back in the 90's in the Comic Book, and Batman the Animated Series.

Her character has become one of the prolific "villain side-kick/ occasional anti-hero characters in the history of comics. So I am not worried anymore. I have full confidence in the fact that Rocksteady will do the character justice whatever it is (I did not read the actual article as I didn't want to spoil it for myself) I just read the headline not common of me at all but I want to be surprised by it. Furthermore DC introduces characters in whatever medium is doing the best at the moment. That is definitely Rocksteady's Arkham Franchise. The odds of this Arkham Knight not also be introduced in the comics either beforehand or otherwise is nil. At which point it will become canon.
-EvoAnubis-  +   119d ago
The idea of them making a new character infuriated you to the point of seeing spots? Are you kidding me?
ShiranaiJittai  +   119d ago
Batman is my favorite superhero. Nothing else comes close in my eyes. Therefore in a very contradictory matter all rational logic goes out the window when it looks like someone "might" be messing with the Batman Formula. The vast majority of time I am wrong about it and whatever ended up being something I was worried about being screwed up ends up amazing. Heath Ledger's performance of the Joker is one such time. I hope this one will be too. I have high hopes for it. When I say a few seconds I mean a few seconds. I didn't sit aroudn and stew forever about it I reached clarity quite quickly. I am eager to see the Arkham Knight.
Lenns  +   119d ago
Watch the final boss still be Joker somehow
antz1104  +   119d ago

Oh Im positive he'll be brought back...there are ways.
SolidGear3  +   119d ago
I thought the Arkham Knight was based on a character from the comic!?
goldwyncq  +   119d ago
So he's Batman with a gun?
Dmd  +   119d ago
Robot batman with a gun!
Bahamut-Shin  +   119d ago
I don't like it. all batman's villains have a distinguished feature, but this guy looks just like your average "high-tech soldier", better give him a simbol or something.
ValKilmer  +   119d ago
I think there's more too him than just combat gear =)
XXXL  +   119d ago
My guess is Hush. He's taken on the full Bruce wayne persona down to his version of the bat
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lonewolfjedi  +   119d ago
and just when I thought batman looks the most badass
plaZeHD  +   119d ago
I don't think this is legit.
ValKilmer  +   119d ago
How so?
aLiEnViSiToR  +   119d ago
hmm could this new character be ANTI-BATMAN ?!
oIITSBIIo  +   119d ago
I think he will be Hush .
Raider69  +   119d ago
No one beats the BAT!!
noxeven  +   119d ago
dameon wayne from an alternate universe or terry mcgniss coming back in time or Prometheus. http://batman.wikia.com/wik...
Blacklash93  +   119d ago
Warner Bros. and DC clearly have a lot of (well-deserved) confidence in Rocksteady to allow them to do this.
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Deku-Johnny  +   119d ago
Gonna be pissed if it's Joker.
zep  +   119d ago
is this a playable character? if so i am disappointed since that one is holding a gun
anesthesique  +   119d ago
Master Chief what the hell are you doing in Gotham?!?
Chapter11  +   119d ago
Could have been Batman Beyond, but instead we get this. *sigh*
KonsoruMasuta  +   119d ago
I honestly never like Batman Beyond. I like Bruce better, as he is a deeper character with a better back story.
contradictory  +   119d ago
that could have been somewhat interesting
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   119d ago
he looks he's got a lil bit of helghast influence in the second pic~
Geekman  +   119d ago

And enough fanboyism, N4G, be mature and put this in the Xbox section.
Ozmoses  +   119d ago
This was talked about in the recent Game Informer article...

Old News been known about for a week or two now.
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