109 CommentsRefresh

Avatar image for smorlock
Posted By Smorlock

Am I the only one who really doesn't like Batman's new suit? He looks like a robot.

Avatar image for jazz_lafayette
Posted By Jazz_Lafayette

So, it's like the plot of Dark Knight Rises but in reverse?

Avatar image for geraltitude
Posted By GERALTITUDE

I was pretty much born in a batsuit so yeah, I'm in.

That said, I can't deny the fatigue I felt watching this. It's not the graphics or the mechanics, I'm just feeling unexcited by the aesthetic/narrative batman mythos at work here. Not really into all this armored suit stuff.

Avatar image for jdeac51
Posted By jdeac51

Man...can stop watching this thing...looks so amazing. Cant wait to explore Gotham and I bet that scarecrow battle is gonna be a brain melter!

Avatar image for xpgamer7
Posted By Xpgamer7

Have I ever said I loved the art direction in these? Because I do. So much.

Avatar image for euandewar
Posted By EuanDewar

Fucking hell I love this

Avatar image for treetrunk
Posted By TreeTrunk

god the graphics.....

Avatar image for face15
Posted By face15

Everything exciting at E3 is slowly being revealed beforehand.

Avatar image for y2ken
Posted By Y2Ken

BE THE BATMAN

Okay.

Avatar image for younglink
Posted By YOUNGLINK

Keepin it 100 with this.

Avatar image for mr_creeper
Posted By Mr_Creeper

Hey, this game looks pretty good, graphically. I should really go back and play the other ones.

Avatar image for corevi
Edited By Corevi

I'm completely ok with waiting for this. They learned not to rush these games with Arkham Origins which took 3 months after release to get to a finished state. Also that's definitely Scarecrow, they've been setting up his return since City with the secret boat that had a ton of fear gas on it.

Avatar image for pop
Posted By Pop

Looks kind of cool.

Avatar image for csl316
Posted By csl316

I'll enjoy this. Though I should finish Origins and that City DLC first.

Avatar image for legion_
Posted By Legion_
Avatar image for jugg4n4ut
Posted By Jugg4n4ut

@koolaid: that plan is so dumb is just might work!

Avatar image for hazelnuttz
Posted By Hazelnuttz

GUYS!! I think "Be the Batman" means we'll get to finally play as Batman this time around!! WOW

Avatar image for ptys
Posted By ptys

A bit cliche, but I guess the visuals are what's driving this thing.

Avatar image for dryker
Posted By Dryker

They didn't Phuk up the batmobile. I'm in!

Avatar image for buzz_clik
Edited By buzz_clik

Gameplay or otherwise, I can't lie: That trailer elevated my pulse somethin' fierce.

Moderator
Avatar image for herbiebug
Edited By HerbieBug

Nice cutscenes. -____-

Avatar image for sweetz
Posted By Sweetz

I really hope the Joker is not in this at all. Time to let him go. If they find some way to bring him back I'll be rather disappointed, and the "play as Harley Quinn" thing at the end doesn't bode well.

Avatar image for gomezar7
Posted By gomezar7
Loading Video...

Fucking Giant Bomb ruined these goddamn trailers for me. Just seem lazy now.

But after the first two, Rocksteady's got my trust.

Avatar image for themathlete
Posted By TheMathlete

Arkham Origins was a definite letdown (couldn't even finish it), but I'll probably give this a shot once I have myself a PS4. Maybe next year.

Avatar image for bigbobomb
Posted By BigBobOmb

Already looks better than Origins.

Avatar image for rrang
Posted By rrang

Looks AWESOME!!

Avatar image for mrfluke
Posted By mrfluke

@adamwd said:

@mrfluke: I thought that was a bit strange too. Didn't they initially say October?

yep, would be great if this hits this year, but who knows. wont be surprising now if it gets delayed.

Avatar image for gulinotm
Edited By gulinotm

Holy carbon brakes, batman

Avatar image for aktivity
Edited By aktivity

@humanity said:

@dicksocrates said:

Don't like the suit, and I do like the Affleck suit so it isn't just a case of not liking the new thing. It looks like a toy-only variation that never appeared in a cartoon, or an armoured bonus pre-order suit you would never use. All the tech and plates just don't look like Batman, it simply isn't what Batman wears. It's chronically overdesigned, lines where there shouldn't be lines. It's an 8 year old's "awesome!!!!" Batman.

I agree. The Arkham Asylum Batman wore a suit - key word here is suit, not power armor. The entire appeal of Batman was that he didn't wear armor, and fought against overwhelming odds using smarts and cunning. This is starting to look like Iron Man lent him a few of his spares. I already thought the outfit was a bit bulky in City, but they just took it to another level.

As most trilogies it just seems like instead of making the game smarter, they're making it bigger. More villains, more explosions, more gadgets. I really loved Asylum and it seems like the series is progressively moving away from that. As much as I enjoy open world games, this franchise really didn't have to go that way to remain interesting.

I like it. I think it looks like a happy medium between suit and and full-on power armor. I'm not the biggest Batman fan(the whole not killing really annoys me), but the fact someone with his resources took on superhumans wearing nothing but tights always bugged me.

Avatar image for cybexx
Posted By Cybexx

The Batmobile driving on the tunnel walls is pretty cool, though it also reminds of the Batmobile driving across the sides of buildings in the Joel Schumacher Batman films.

Avatar image for lazyaza
Posted By Lazyaza

@drpotato said:

So have they been working on this since Arkham City? Played and enjoyed the other two, so this will probably be a get.

Yes, city even has quite a number of fun little teases to what will be taking place in this game.

Avatar image for spoonman671
Posted By Spoonman671

Batman has a nine foot vertical?

Avatar image for rekt_hed
Posted By Rekt_Hed

SOLD! After watching this I actually wanted a teenage girl watch me shit myself in excitement!

Avatar image for stryker1121
Edited By stryker1121

Cinematic-y! I trust the Rocksteady guys to make this kick ass, even that brief shot of the Batmobile in action looked exciting. This would get me to buy into the new consoles along with a check or money order from the GB community that would allow me to purchase said console.

Avatar image for hatking
Edited By HatKing

@cikame said:

"What are you doing?"

"...Killing mo..." ehem, how long until the Batsuit is straight Iron Man?

About two months ago.

Batman Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart
Batman Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart
Avatar image for hatking
Edited By HatKing

Nope, go fuck yourself with your shitty, way-too-fucking-early pre-order hustle. Not interested in the exact same story, "hey, all the bad guys took over this place" no matter how pretty you make it look the fourth time around.

Avatar image for sublime90
Posted By sublime90

this could be really amazing.

Avatar image for humanity
Edited By Humanity

@dicksocrates said:

Don't like the suit, and I do like the Affleck suit so it isn't just a case of not liking the new thing. It looks like a toy-only variation that never appeared in a cartoon, or an armoured bonus pre-order suit you would never use. All the tech and plates just don't look like Batman, it simply isn't what Batman wears. It's chronically overdesigned, lines where there shouldn't be lines. It's an 8 year old's "awesome!!!!" Batman.

I agree. The Arkham Asylum Batman wore a suit - key word here is suit, not power armor. The entire appeal of Batman was that he didn't wear armor, and fought against overwhelming odds using smarts and cunning. This is starting to look like Iron Man lent him a few of his spares. I already thought the outfit was a bit bulky in City, but they just took it to another level.

As most trilogies it just seems like instead of making the game smarter, they're making it bigger. More villains, more explosions, more gadgets. I really loved Asylum and it seems like the series is progressively moving away from that. As much as I enjoy open world games, this franchise really didn't have to go that way to remain interesting.

Online
Avatar image for gunsaredrawn
Edited By GunsAreDrawn

Total dick move making us think it was actual gameplay footage (the only reason i clicked)

Avatar image for fminus
Posted By FMinus

Looking forward to another game that isn't being held back by last-gen systems.

Held back by this gen systems.

Avatar image for theht
Posted By TheHT

Oh my fuck, this looks gorgeous!

Avatar image for phoenix87
Posted By Phoenix87

Well, I guess I'm buying a PS4.

Avatar image for gaspower
Edited By GaspoweR

They're using Unreal Engine 4 for this game, right?

Okay...is it time to...buy a new graphics card?

;_; RIP CASH MONEYS 2014 EDITION ;_;

Avatar image for mooseymcman
Posted By MooseyMcMan

Looking great!

Avatar image for zevvion
Posted By Zevvion

@charlee_coco: Yes, agreed for sure. But you're talking about the definition of a gameplay trailer. I was talking about what people want to see that gives them a great impression about how the game plays. After seeing this, I still have almost no idea how it will actually look like playing it.

Avatar image for charlee_coco
Edited By Charlee_CoCo

@zevvion: I understand that completely, but even he admits that "gameplay trailer" is basically a misnomer.

In other words we all basically know what a gameplay trailer is at this point. We all know what a cinematic trailer is, we all know what cam footage is, what a video walkthrough is, what a stage demo is, etc, etc.

Our minds leap to obvious conclusion of "oh we're going to see uninterrupted of combat, movement, etc" but that's almost never the case and that type of footage is never really released as a "trailer" but instead a walkthrough or demo.

We basically got to the point that we now know better about what a "gameplay trailer" actually is and/or isn't.

@dan_citi said:

@charlee_coco: The thing is when people see the word "gameplay" they want to see what it is like as if they were playing the game, end of story.

And what do they expect when you title a video Walkthough, Stage Demo, etc? There has to be some sort of naming convention to separate things.

Does Giant Bomb need to start tagging all their Quick Looks with the word gameplay? The type of thing you're arguing for doesn't really exist anymore when it comes to trailers. Nearly every non pre-rendered trailer is done exactly like this one.

People who want to see how the game actually plays should be smart enough not to trust a trailer that can be edited. Not to mention there are so many more avenues now like Quick Looks, Lets Plays, Twitch streams, etc, etc, that offer exactly that service.

Avatar image for sharpshooter
Posted By Sharpshooter

Just two words got me super stoked about this one and those two words are "Kevin Conroy"

Avatar image for ripelivejam
Posted By ripelivejam

@shaka999: it's the last game in the fine Arkham trilogy. :)

Avatar image for zevvion
Posted By Zevvion

@slashdance said:

@charlee_coco said:
@slashdance said:

There should be laws against putting out "gameplay trailers" with no gameplay in them whatsoever.

There is gameplay footage in the trailer, there's just no HUD.

For instance the footage of the Batmobile is circling the tunnel is gameplay footage.

Most gameplay trailers are HUDless, for (what I would think are) obvious reasons. Don't see what the problem is.

Most gameplay trailers are not really gameplay trailers. That's my point. This is a gameplay trailer.

Not really.

That GTA5 trailer shows a number of cutscenes mixed together with gameplay footage that uses dynamic camera angles just like many trailers do, the only exception being that there are a few parts in the trailer that show the HUD.

Again though, what does it matter if they use the HUD or not? Can you not tell what is and isn’t gameplay without it?

This is the first in game footage trailer for Arkham Knight, not to mention with E3 being a few weeks away you’re going to be seeing tons of unedited gameplay footage of this game soon.

Btw there is a law in Europe that requires in game footage to be in a TV ad and this trailer would be perfectly legal.

I'm not seeing what the problem is here other than things aren't exactly to your specific liking.

There is a difference between 'ingame footage', 'gameplay' and 'this is what you see when you actually play the game'. Technically this is a gameplay trailer, but when gamers are asking for gameplay, then almost always refer to the last category I mentioned.

There are 4 seconds of that in this 2:16 trailer. If I was able to play the game and you could watch me playing it for 2:16, you'd be looking at something completely different for 2 minutes and 12 seconds than what you saw here.

That is probably his point.