Ever since developer Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham City in 2011, gamers have been anxiously waiting for a true sequel to that game. Warner Bros.â€™ Batman: Arkham Origins came in 2013, but despite being a decent action-adventure game, it lacked Rocksteadyâ€™s magic touch, leaving many Batman fans disappointed. And now that Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 23, fans of the series are hoping this next-gen entry in the Arkham series will be Rocksteadyâ€™s best game yet. Here follow 5 reasons why Batman: Arkham Knight could be the best Batman game ever made.
1. Gotham City is an expansive, open world
Early in Batman: Arkham Knightâ€™s development, game creators Rocksteady made it clear that Arkham Knight would be a true open-world game, and that it would take place in the iconic city of Gotham. And the Gotham City that will be seen in Batman: Arkham Knight will be 5 times larger than the Arkham City seen in the previous game in the series, and comparable to the cities seen in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Players wonâ€™t get to see many of Gothamâ€™s residents though, as they have been evacuated due to the evil doings of infamous super-villain the Scarecrow, and his deadly nerve toxin. But there will be plenty of thugs populating Gothamâ€™s streets, eager to break Batmanâ€™s morale and back (many more than in previous games, according to website gamerant.com). And plenty of buildings from the Batman universe have also been recreated in all their splendour, such as Gothamâ€™s clock tower. So it is clear that Rocksteady is taking full advantage of the power of next-gen consoles to make this the most detailed and best-looking Gotham City in a video game to dateâ€¦