Batman: Arkham Knight takes place in , and is said to be five times bigger than . Unlike , the city is totally new and does not include any city sections that were in previous games. The developers have made the streets in the city larger and more spaced out so the player will have room to drive the .The player will be able to drive the Batmobile for the first time in the series. The Batmobile has features such as a seat that can be used to launch out, and non-lethal mounted guns. The developers have also said that the Batmobile will be able to smash through most things in the environment.
The developers have also said that since the game is made for next-gen consoles, they finally have the freedom to do what they have always wanted with the series. One small perk of being on next-gen consoles is that the game will have no load screens when going in or out of buildings. It is said that one of the character models in the game uses as many polygons as the entire environment in , the game also has other graphic-related improvements, such as rain drops or blood dripping down Batman's , and Batman's cape billowing around when the wind blows.
After ensuring that every remaining super-villain threat was neutralized, Batman returned to GCPD and left his cowl next to the before he left to begin The "Knightfall Protocol", while Gordon dispatched the police force to deal with the rioting criminals. Bruce Wayne arrives at Wayne Manor and it blows up in front of a crowd. Time passes and Jim Gordon has become the new Mayor of Gotham. He gives a speech that there is always a hero to look up to like the Batman. The game ends with a group of muggers trying to rob a family. Before they can cause them any harm, they are distracted by a caped figure on a distant rooftop. They heckle that the real Batman is gone and he doesn't scare them anymore. The figure then rises into the air and glides towards the thugs in a fear-induced attack.
Gaaah. If I think about Lantern rings long enough I just go goofy. Someone pretend Batman plunges into the Speed Force, just for a logistical change of pace.
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