VIDEO GAMES: New Tidbits On BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
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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