During a recent interview, lead animator at Rocksteady Studios was asked about the highly sought-after game. Zafer Coban described talked about the challenges of bringing the Batmobile to the franchise, revealed a new tool in the Batwinch, and may have possibly let slip a Nightwing appearance.

In an interview between 4Player Network and Zafer Coban (the lead animator at Rocksteady Studios)from E3, the game was once again described and a few new details were discovered. "We are twelve months in after the events of Arkham City." Said Coban, "Joker has died and left him behind. Scarecrow has stepped up. We've left Scarecrow in the lurk in Arkham City, and now he's back with a vengeance. He wants to take down the Bat, he wants to intoxicate the whole city. We've got Arkham Knight, a brand new character, who's working with Scarecrow to take down the Bats. And then we've got the Batmobile, what a machine. It's got two modes; pursuit mode and battle mode. Weapons, machinery, toe-toe fighting, [and a] legendary conclusion happening in Arkham Knight.". When asked about the challenges that come with the Batmobile, Coban said, "The Batmobile was a huge challenge for us to take on. To insert it into a game that's so critically acclaimed and known about, like everyone knows what the gameplay is like with Batman, we wanted to introduce the car for one we want to do it, and secondly, everyone wants to see it.". Later, Coban revealed a new ability of the Batmobile called "The Batwinch". The new Batwinch will, "...latch on to things, pull walls down, makeshift bridges. All sorts of things happening there. And then you got the Riddler getting involved, challenging Batman's psyche, and Batman's got a whole host of puzzles there to solve with the Batmobile and outside the Batmobile.". Later in the interview, Coban may have possibly let slip a possible Nightwing appearance. Whilst listing off villains that have already been revealed (he also confirmed more villains will be revealed soon), he said "...obviously, like I said, we've got Scarecrow, Nightwing leading together, trying to take down the Bats, but all the secret little characters just knocking at the door.". He was obviously flustered and it's likely that he meant to say the Arkham Knight (Scarecrow and Nightwing working together doesn't make sense), but it makes one wonder if he was thinking of the characters he was not to mention, Nightwing possibly being one of them, and mistakenly let it slip. Only time will tell!

Shout out to TheFirstAvenger97 for pointing this out!
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alamborn19 - 6/15/2014, 1:51 PM
i was hoping we would see more of the bat family since they could actually have agiant fight between heroes and villains
DEVLIN712 - 6/15/2014, 1:54 PM
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Jason Todd is gonna be the Arkham Knight
DEVLIN712 - 6/15/2014, 1:54 PM
Nice find MBJ!
FirstAvenger - 6/15/2014, 1:59 PM
Thumbs up BlackJack!
typicalfanboy - 6/15/2014, 2:02 PM
NOOOO. scarecrow and nightwing are teaming up against batman??? why oh why??? sometimes i hate everything when i read things out of context and inaccurately. not this time. i take things for face value and get mad for no real reason!!!
youknowmyname - 6/15/2014, 2:02 PM
What if...Arkham Knight is Dick Grayson? It would certainly be shocking!
DeusExSponge - 6/15/2014, 2:45 PM
Does anyone want the Arkham Knight to be a new character? I certainly do, honestly would be a bit disappointing (for me) if he turned out to be an existing character.
ToxicCap - 6/15/2014, 2:52 PM
Wtf Nightwing is not going against Batman...that was a mistake you can tell by his facial expression after he let that slip. I think he meant Arkham Knight.
DaVinci31 - 6/15/2014, 3:15 PM

I'm ready.
staypuffed - 6/15/2014, 3:58 PM
Nice find.
Nightwing would be cool.
DCGuy - 6/15/2014, 4:16 PM
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/15/2014, 4:26 PM
He must have made a mistake when he said Nightwing. However, how could they not put him in this game? It's their last one, they need to go ALL OUT.
SuperDude001 - 6/15/2014, 4:34 PM
This is the only game that really makes me want a PS4 (to replace my PS3), there are so many great games but the stories never match up to the caliber of the Arkham series.

Anyhow, Scarecrow is definitely a good replacement for Joker, although this Arkham Knight character could make or break the story of the game in my opinion. I mean it would be nice if he was revealed to be a new original character, but I doubt he will be with his identity so secret. I can guess it might actually be the Joker just cause that's a surprise no one would expect, apart from that I'm not sure...Ras Al Ghul? (forgotten how to spell his name).
One thing I hope they include is a cameo or at least some very small reference to other DC characters, just to may give a feel there is more crime than just in Gotham.
And I know it won't happen but I hope Batman has some ability to interact with cars other than the Batmobile cause I always feel it makes the Batmobile too exclusive and less of a car, more of just another gadget.
ScorpioRisin - 6/15/2014, 5:03 PM
fettastic - 6/15/2014, 5:08 PM
Because "The Arkham Knight" IS NIGHTWING!

Yeah that was a class-A [frick]-up on his part and I wish I didn't know that.
DocDangerous - 6/15/2014, 5:21 PM
Interesting call on Arkham Knight being Jason Todd. Always aggravates me we never get Red Hood in any Arkham games or Injustice.
gamecreatorjj - 6/15/2014, 5:30 PM
I swear if Arkham Knight turns out to be Dick, maybe brainwashed by Joker, I won't be happy.
Matches - 6/15/2014, 5:42 PM
DeusExSponge - 6/15/2014, 5:57 PM
Call in the entire Bat family! Just like the Court of Owls, have Alfred call them in and have them kick every ass that opposes them!
Ocelot - 6/15/2014, 5:59 PM
Arkham Knight is obviously a hallucination manifested by Scarecrows fear toxin. Pretty much Batman if he decides to start killing and become militarised. Batman's biggest fear.
MrBlackJack - 6/15/2014, 6:09 PM
mgeoff88 - 6/15/2014, 6:09 PM
Sounds badass! Wow, I was thinking Azrael was the Arkham Knight.

If Nightwing is actually the Arkham Knight, I don't like that at all. It really doesn't make sense he would go against Batman.

I still think it is Azrael:

They both have red on their suits, and have similar gear and armor.
patrat18 - 6/15/2014, 6:19 PM
God boy Bj.
quinnymahon2008 - 6/15/2014, 6:39 PM
i think jean-paul valley will be the arkham knight
QuestionDAnswer - 6/15/2014, 6:55 PM

Nightwing is one of my all time favorite characters in comics.

DrunkenNukem - 6/15/2014, 7:17 PM
The game looks insane
FirstAvenger - 6/15/2014, 7:57 PM
Nice job Blackjack, this is written better than anything I would have done.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 6/15/2014, 9:40 PM
If this is really the last Arkham Game then it's only right that the entire Bat family ends up being apart of it. Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, Oracle, Huntress, Batwing and Catwoman once again. I really think Rocksteady pulled out all the stops with this one.
OnePunchBaldy - 6/15/2014, 11:12 PM
The Arkham Nightwing
OnePunchBaldy - 6/15/2014, 11:13 PM
I really think he just messed up and mean Arkham Knight. But I'm all for Jason Todd.
Mothchild - 6/16/2014, 1:49 AM
It's Alfred. Alfred is the Arkham Knight.
case - 6/16/2014, 5:58 AM
I love Dick! Dick is awesome.

In fact I love it when they put Dick in anything. Dick always goes hard.
ProfessorRick - 6/16/2014, 9:41 AM
Hush is my guess for Arkham Knight

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