The game director and lead script writer for Rocksteady’s next Batman game sit down and talk about the characters and storyline within their grand finale.
“Arkham Knight takes place on this one night where the supervillains work together and wage war on Gotham,” explains Batman: Arkham Knight game director Sefton Hill.
In Arkham Knight Batman is at his peak and crime is winding down in Gotham – what could possibly go wrong? Answer: Everything.
This is essentially the chaos that you’ll be thrown into for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, the purported finale to Rocksteady’s series of Arkham games. In a new video, Hill and Arkham Knight script writer Martin Lancaster lay out some of the particulars of the new game’s story, which is supposed to play out some of the story threads laid down in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.
With a threat of Scarecrow gas having led to Gotham’s evacuation, hundreds of gang members from the various criminal factions have taken up residence in town, presumably with the goal of destroying both the city and its protector….naturally.
And what about the Arkham Knight? Who will this new villain’s target (or targets) be?
To the latter, Hill says that there are no plans to undo the death of Batman’s nemesis (The Joker)from the end of Arkham City (he’s “Dead, dead, dead,” Hill says). In fact, the Joker’s death has caused a power vacuum which is now the cause of the various villains starting to work together on this one wild night. The weirdest thing: Harley’s pregnancy, which was teased in Arkham City, was simply a “phantom pregnancy.” So don’t go looking for an appearance by Duela Dent or the son of the Joker.
As for the Arkham Knight, Rocksteady is keeping mum on the details or motivation of the all-new villain which the studio says they’ve created from scratch. Check out the whole video below.
For more news about the Dark Knight….and even the Arkham Knight. Stay tuned for more news bound to be released around this years E3.