Arkham Knight Ace Chemicals Infiltration, DLC News, and– The Arkham Knight Identity Revealed? [Spoiler Alert]
Batman: Arkham Knight is one of the most anticipated games of 2015 (and after it got pushed back a few times, rightfully so). They keep teasing us with this amazing game! The more I see the more I get excited. The videos above display seamless integration of the batmobile into core gameplay, rather than just transportation (take that, Arkham Origins!). The character rendering looks ridiculously good, and the gameplay looks like it’s going to be a really, really good time. I can’t wait to see more! And if you own a PS4, you’re going to get exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Missions.
The PS4 is getting an exclusive DLC Scarecrow Nightmare Mission, and instead of being a simple challenge map pack, there’s an actual story (possibly extending the storyline of the game) that features Batmobile utilization, an army of the undead, and fighting the Scarecrow himself. Heck yes.
The Red Hood will also make an appearance as a playable character, thanks to more DLC. Normally I complain about DLC being a paid extension to an “unfinished game,” but I usually let the Batman DLC slide. It’s usually a ton of fun. I hope this time it’s a success, rather than the glitchy disaster that was Arkham Origins (I pre-ordered for the Deathstroke DLC, and it wouldn’t let me download it. My unopened game came with a code that was already used, and Warner Bros. wouldn’t do anything about it.)
With that said, the identity of the long since mysterious Arkham Knight possibly has been revealed on 4Chan.
HUGE SPOILERS BELOW…
The rumor is that the Arkham Knight is a clone of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul from the end of Arkham City. The clone, designate E-11, is evidence that he’s not the first attempt at recreating the Batman. This also wouldn’t be the first time Amanda Waller has tried to clone Bruce. Terry McGinnis, of Batman Beyond, is actually Bruce’s biological “son,” created by Amanda Waller. She really has a thing for recreating Batman. She wants a Batman that she can control. The Knight was grown using an accelerating growth hormone, derived from Titan. The rumor also indicated that the story would see the Arkham Knight growing jealous of Robin and Nightwing, after keeping tabs on them.
The game is also rumored (thanks to the aforementioned 4Chan user) to feature Deathstroke and the Suicide Squad, made up of a maskless Deathstroke, Deadshot, Lynx and Bane. The squad is led by Arkham Knight, and their goal is to replace Bruce with a more militarized Batman to defend the increasingly more violent and out of control Gotham. The Suicide Squad has their typical bombs installed, but this time they all die if Arkham Knight dies, or if they fail. The mission? Keep Arkham Knight alive and replace Bruce with the Arkham Knight, but unbeknownst to the team, Waller plans on detonating them all anyways, once her goal is met and her tracks are covered.
Scarecrow is being funded by Waller through third party sources to unleash his fear upon Gotham, to clear the city of civilians, for minimal casualties and witnesses.
Side missions include (fewer) Riddler trophies, although they are much more difficult to attain this time, Hush, Two-Face, Penguin, and other mainstays, Man-Bat makes his Arkham debut, etc.
Robin, Nightwing, the Red Hood, and Catwoman, all have playable DLC.
For more detailed information, check out the 4Chan post here.