Discussing the story of Batman: Arkham Knight without spoilers is no easy feat. As the final chapter in Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham trilogy, this game is set up almost like one giant spoiler, with massive, franchise-defining moments occurring every other mission.
So, rather than tiptoe around the spoilers in Batman: Arkham Knight, we want to tackle them head-on. More specifically, we want to give our readers the chance to discuss the twists and turns of Batman: Arkham Knight’s story without fear of spoiling the experience for anyone else.
Obviously, there’s a lot to unpack within Batman: Arkham Knight, so be wary of full spoilers in the comments below. If you have yet to complete the full game, and have yet to get the true ending by collecting all Riddler Trophies, be warned that there might be new information revealed.
Those who have seen the full game, however, are welcome to discuss anything and everything related to Batman: Arkham Knight. One of the big talking points is sure to be the identity of the titular Arkham Knight, who Rocksteady billed as an original character prior to release, but that clearly was smoke and mirrors.
The developer was also cautious about not including the Joker in any of the Batman: Arkham Knight marketing trailers (except for one), despite him actually playing a central role in the story. Well, he may not have much of an impact, but he’s around a lot more often than most expected given how things ended in Batman: Arkham City.
It’s also worth discussing the fates of the various characters in Batman: Arkham Knight, from Barbara Gordon to Poison Ivy. But of course the big talking point in that regard is Batman’s fate, and whether Rocksteady delivered a fitting send-off to the Dark Knight. Way before Arkham Knight actually released, a small statue seemingly spoiled Batman’s fate in the game, but luckily not enough people caught wind of the story spoiler.
Strangely, if Batman fans gave the game any thought, they likely would have figured the bulk of Batman: Arkham Knight’s story out before even playing a single frame. Most had the Arkham Knight twist nailed down perfectly – refusing to believe this was truly a “new” character – and it isn’t hard to guess how things might work out for Batman in his final game. Still, it’s Rocksteady Studios’ storytelling that makes the Batman games great, and in that regard they did a solid job.
What did you think of Batman: Arkham Knight’s ending? What story moments most surprised you?
Batman: Arkham Knight is available now for PS4 and Xbox One, while the PC version is currently on hold.