‘Arkham Knight’ Revealed in New ‘Batman’ Images

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The developers at Rocksteady Studios have shown a certain knack for getting their fans scrambling in anticipation, and the announcement of Batman: Arkham Knight was no different. Excitement and mystery abounded when the team revealed that ‘Arkham Knight’ wasn’t just the arbitrary title of the third game in their series, but the name of a brand new villain created specifically for it.

Exactly how the Arkham Knight will fit into the surrounding roster of classic villains isn’t yet clear, but fortunately, the character’s design has finally been revealed in the latest batch of released images. Looking the part of a militarized and maddened Batman, the villain’s design certainly won’t disappoint.

The early descriptions of the new character promised a twisted imitation of the Dark Knight’s uniform, with the physical embodiment of Arkham Asylum turning to firearms to help differentiate him from Batman (along with a varied color scheme and a helmet equipped with glowing eyes).

So without further ado, take a look at the Arkham Knight in all his glory (click to enlarge):

Batman Arkham Knight Full Costume Image

Rocksteady certainly knows how to re-imagine even established characters to better fit into their Arkham universe, and from this first image of the Arkham Knight, it’s easy to see how even the villains will be evolving from the technology of the past. One of the most striking changes spotted in the Arkham Knight announcement trailer was the brand new, sleeker, slicker Batsuit Bruce Wayne will be wearing into combat. The developers explained that both the Batsuit and the new Batmobile were designed to reflect a single vision of cutting-edge technology, and the Arkham Knight seems to be keeping up nicely.

Since the character was revealed, fans have been debating the likelihood of the Knight’s true identity; despite Rocksteady claiming they created the villain from scratch alongside DC Comics’ Geoff Johns, many have continued to speculate that the character is truly Jason Todd, Deathstroke, or any other gifted assassin from the pages of Batman mythology in disguise. The new screenshots don’t provide any further insight into those theories, but do show that whoever is under the Arkham Knight’s mark, they truly are a worthy foe for Batman:

Besides the familiar faces and subtle details of the Arkham Knight’s outfit, the screenshots also show one of Batman’s newest additions to his Batsuit: the holographic projector. The new gadget allows Batman to engage in discussion with other characters through more than a simple touch of his earpiece. It’s no surprise to see Oracle a.k.a. Barbara Gordon putting the projector to use, as her character will be playing a much larger role in this installment. And if the Arkham Knight is able to down the Dark Knight so easily, he’ll need all the help he can get.

What do you think of the villain’s design? Does this seem like an adversary tailor-made for the series’ hero, or do you still have your suspicions that a reveal will show the Arkham Knight to be another DC character in disguise? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments.

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Batman: Arkham Knight will be released in 2014 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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TAGS: Batman, Batman Arkham Knight, PC, PS4, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One

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  1. I can see them having it be a character in disguise, but who? There isn’t many people that i would think he could be. It might not even be a big character in disguise if at all.

    • I reckon it could be either Jason Todd (Due to the knife on belt) or Terry McGinnis (Due to red on the Armour).. But considering the trailer was a whole father son thing, and Talia died in Arkham City.. Damien seems like the most obvious candidate.

      • I would say that the red would hint more towards Jason Todd than Terry, considering Terry isn’t even alive yet.

      • Damien would be a great choice.

  2. The only gun wielding person I can thin off is Deadshot. How he gets this armor remains to be seen. Put the pieces together :)

  3. I could see the Arkham Knight being a playable character, and having his own story bits as the Arbiter did in Halo 2.

  4. With comic books, isn’t time travel a thing?

    If he look’s like the Bat, has some tech like the Bat, fight’s like the Bat, couldn’t he be Batman from the future?

  5. hope its azreal, time traveling wouldnt make sense in this arkham universe. damian is a cool idea. i think if they flat out made a character, no matter how awesome, cause it already looks awesome, would be lame.

  6. or joker is back from the dead and has sweet armore. i mean come on you cant really kill the joker

  7. It’s hush. He was teased in one, had a larger and more foreboding role in the second game, and now he is in full on batman mode. Think about it. His obsession has come full circle

    • I agree – I think HUSH as well.

  8. Why couldn’t it be Prometheus…or Wraith (the “anti-Batmen”)?

    • It’s gotta be Wrath, I think it’s time they fulfilled that character’s immense potential as becoming one of Batman’s most dangerous enemies.

  9. The Arkham Knight is Alfred.

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