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Batman: Arkham Knight Coming to PS4 in 2014

Justin Massongill's Avatar + Posted by Justin Massongill on Mar 04, 2014 // SCEA Social Media Specialist

WB has just announced that Batman: Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady‘s genre-defining Arkham series, is coming to PS4 this year. In it, players will become the Batman in what promises to be the most detailed, fully realized rendition of Gotham yet — and they’ll get to drive the Batmobile, too.

Watch the stunning announce trailer above, and read on for more details from WB.

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are announcing Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios’ conclusion to the series of award-winning titles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is scheduled to be released worldwide on PS4 in 2014.In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise.

For more information on Batman: Arkham Knight, please visit www.batmanarkhamknight.com, https://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham or https://twitter.com/BatmanArkham.

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+ CDWJUSTIN on March 4th, 2014 at 11:04 am said:

coolest trailer ever


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+ EvoAnubis on March 4th, 2014 at 11:29 am said:

Rocksteady is back as the developer!? SOLD!


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+ DarthNecious on March 4th, 2014 at 11:41 am said:

Already available for pre-order on the PS Store? please say yes… I want to purchase this new Arkham title since Batman: Arkham City :)


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+ ArunTahlan on March 4th, 2014 at 11:50 am said:

GOTY GOTY GOTY GOTY GOTY
This looks unbelievably good. Perfection.


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+ Rabbit_Hole_XIII on March 4th, 2014 at 11:54 am said:

Oh yah.


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+ Rabbit_Hole_XIII on March 4th, 2014 at 11:56 am said:

Anyone want to help me trophy boost the Predator Paragon in arkam origins add me please


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+ yazter on March 4th, 2014 at 12:08 pm said:

If it includes a multiplayer I’m avoiding it like the plague (as I did with Batman: Arkham Origins on the PS3)


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+ tusunami on March 4th, 2014 at 12:08 pm said:

Oh my say what the dark knight returns, this of course I will get to complete my other collector’s editions of batman games!!!!!!!!!!


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+ JnF_Gho5t on March 4th, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

Best news of the day! Thank you Justin.


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+ Husteen on March 4th, 2014 at 12:31 pm said:

wow, i was hoping for arkham origins to get ported to ps4, but this is even better =D

i have a bad feeling that it won’t be released until the end of the year though.


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+ ElectroplasmGT on March 4th, 2014 at 12:38 pm said:

Why isn’t the SEN Add to Cart bug being acknowleged? This has been going on for weeks. Sony isn’t even responding to all of our requests and inquiries. Chat and Phone support gives me the run-around. I missed the burnout paradise legendary cars dlc and now I’m missing these ps+ IGC games. I’m a paying ps+ member and it’s about time that Sony address the Add to Cart issue. Clearing cache and different web browsers isn’t helping for a lot of us.


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+ PsienceWins on March 4th, 2014 at 12:40 pm said:

I haven’t played any of the Arkham games yet… Maybe I’ll work through all of them this year to prep myself for the final game in the series.


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+ ngreatshark on March 4th, 2014 at 12:50 pm said:

This looks like the greatest Batman anything ever created.


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+ YorlecmNwahs on March 4th, 2014 at 12:58 pm said:

BEST NEWS EVER!!!


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on March 4th, 2014 at 1:06 pm said:

uuuuhhhhh… looks pretty cooool :3


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+ ianvinoya on March 4th, 2014 at 1:09 pm said:

Wow, this will be the biggest Batman game ever! And I love that RS will finally be able to let us drive the Batmobile through all of Gotham! This will be truly the best Batman open world game ever! Hopefully they won’t stop here but they already stated it. :( Anyway, can’t wait for this! This is now my most anticipated game for this year!


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+ Junguler on March 4th, 2014 at 1:14 pm said:

is batman is gonna be a new cod and it’s gonna be out every year for the next 59 years?
apparently yes, they gonna milk the hell out of it.


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+ Psycho_Eddie on March 4th, 2014 at 1:28 pm said:

Wow. What about the PS3? The PS3 is still the largest PlayStation user base. I can’t believe you’d bone a huge potential revenue stream like that. How very Microsoft of you.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 4th, 2014 at 2:09 pm said:

@68 – because to make it multiplatform you have to cripple it on the newer consoles to make the game run on older consoles. Otherwise they’d have to do 2 different versions of the game which isn’t cost effective. It’s just the way of the world.

I, for one, am glad that this isn’t going to be dumbed down on the PS4 just so the people that are hesitant to get a new console can play. I doubt this game will be ready before the end of the year so you have more than enough time to get a new console if you want to play it


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+ Blacq_Soul on March 4th, 2014 at 2:23 pm said:

yes! rocksteady back at it. day one purchase. not a doubt in my mind


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+ Ekon on March 4th, 2014 at 2:30 pm said:

Did anyone else get teary eye excitement? Cause I’m not ashamed to say I did.


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+ Rezznak on March 4th, 2014 at 2:48 pm said:

holy stromboli…


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+ Psycho_Eddie on March 4th, 2014 at 2:49 pm said:

@BahumatIsBack

because to make it multiplatform you have to cripple it on the newer consoles to make the game run on older consoles. Otherwise they’d have to do 2 different versions of the game which isn’t cost effective. It’s just the way of the world.

I, for one, am glad that this isn’t going to be dumbed down on the PS4 just so the people that are hesitant to get a new console can play. I doubt this game will be ready before the end of the year so you have more than enough time to get a new console if you want to play it

Your attitude is juvenile and dismissive. Your reasoning is puerile and what might be expected from someone whose grandmother pays for their games. I currently have thousands of dollars tied up in PS3 games that the PS4 won’t support. There’s NFW I’m throwing that money away and buying a PS4. There are more PS3 users than PS4. Many, like me, aren’t budging. Sony is going have to support both platforms, or start making xbox games, because they won’t be able to support the PS4 on what little revenue it generates.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm said:

@Psycho_Eddie – I wasn’t rude to you but you’re obviously misinformed. First, I have almost 2000 items in my download list and at least 75% of that is paid content. I have thousands of dollars of content on my account too buddy – probably more than you, and it’s not payed for by anybody but me and this thing called a job. You should try it.

If you don’t want to buy a PS4 that’s up to you, but don’t cry when a game comes out for it that doesn’t come out on PS3. Next thing you”ll know you’ll be upset because there isn’t a PSP port

Next time don’t insult perfect strangers when all I did was say how multiplatform games get crippled to satisfy people that refuse to update their systems. You, sir, were the only one being juvenile


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 4th, 2014 at 3:16 pm said:

Oh, and I still have my PS3 even though I have a PS4 so your logic about throwing away your content is flawed at best


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+ Erza_Scarlet on March 4th, 2014 at 3:20 pm said:

@73: So, if you buy a PS4 your PS3 and your account explode? You can own both of them you know, another thing is that you don’t want to and only wants to whine.


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+ Kai200X on March 4th, 2014 at 3:51 pm said:

Pre-ordered.


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+ WilHiteWarrior on March 4th, 2014 at 3:56 pm said:

“They’ll get to drive the Batmobile too.” Wow! After only the fifth game in the series?? Woot!” lol


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+ Blacq_Soul on March 4th, 2014 at 4:40 pm said:

@bahumatisback I can’t see how your comment was “juvenile” or “dismissive”. I actually 100% agree with what you said. I have all systems both last gen and next gen and I still play each of my systems equally. I don’t see how he felt buying next gen consoles would render his last gen useless and unplayable

@psycho_eddie you just sound like an angry child who didn’t get it his way or didn’t get what he wanted. I don’t believe ps can control which system or console the developers or publishers want to bring the game on. both your reasoning and rebuttal seemed illogical and your anger misplaced.

anyways, happy gaming all and kumbaya lolz


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+ Kid_Grim on March 4th, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

To say that this trailer gave me chills down my spin in anticipation is an understatement. Every batman game that has been made in recent years has been fantastic. this is definitely a must have.


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+ BigRick5151 on March 4th, 2014 at 5:20 pm said:

Wonder how hard it is to Marvel to give money to Rocksteady or another company that can make awesome games like batman series, imagine an Iron man like this, instead Sega’s games that even for free it isn’t worth it


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+ Psycho_Eddie on March 4th, 2014 at 5:54 pm said:

@BahumatIsBack

Oh, and I still have my PS3 even though I have a PS4 so your logic about throwing away your content is flawed at best

My logic is flawless. My fat60 plays PS, PS2 and PS3 games. The PS4 plays none of those. If and when my PS3 dies there’s a high likelihood that I’ll be unable to replace it with another PS3 that supports backward compatibility as has Sony dropped backward compatibility in the newer PS3 models, unless I get very luck on eBay or at a pawn shop. The inevitability of replacement failures and lack of hardware support from Sony will eventually render my current games unplayable.


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+ plaztiksyke on March 4th, 2014 at 6:21 pm said:

Will wait for the full trilogy to be released on PS4. Loved playing the PS3 versions in 3D, would love to play it on PS4 in 1080p 3D with HD audio and DS4 features utilized.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 4th, 2014 at 6:37 pm said:

@Psycho_Eddie – No man. Your logic is flawed, twisted and bent. Who says you have to get rid of your PS3 to get a PS4. You can have both. The PS3 was Cell architecture and the PS4 is x86. 2 completely different animals so you can’t get mad that an x86 machine doesn’t play your Cell PS3 games.

Just so you know there’s a little rumor saying PS1 and PS2 digital support is coming to PS4 and PS3 games will be playable from the PSN Now service. Most, if not all of your old generation games will be playable on the PS4

You’re just making excuses for being either cheap, misinformed, ignorant or just plain broke. Which one is it?


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+ fred7548 on March 4th, 2014 at 7:09 pm said:

If this new batman arkham game doesn’t come out for the PlayStation 3 and I’m not buy this game at all .


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+ Scrappy13_503 on March 4th, 2014 at 7:15 pm said:

so dnt buy tht game fart face


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+ sleeKSP3 on March 4th, 2014 at 7:20 pm said:

Finally!! A game dedicated for PS4!! I’m so pre-ordering this!!


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+ Psycho_Eddie on March 4th, 2014 at 8:27 pm said:

@BahumatIsBack

No man. Your logic is flawed, twisted and bent.

ad hominem.

Who says you have to get rid of your PS3 to get a PS4.

Nobody.

You can have both.

Clearly.

The PS3 was Cell architecture and the PS4 is x86. 2 completely different animals

Correct. Hence the complete lack of backward compatibility.

so you can’t get mad that an x86 machine doesn’t play your Cell PS3 games.

Not mad. you are mistaken.
Heard the rumor. Not holding my breath. I would only expect a scant handful of games to be made available if the rumor pans out. Most likely it’ll be just the blockbusters. Of the ones that do make the cut, I would hope they’re not like some the ports for the PS3 where features and game play were omitted.

You’re just making excuses

I made no excuses. I said I couldn’t believe they weren’t going to target the larger PS3 revenue stream. Still can’t.

Which one is it?

Neither. As I stated previously, I have a substantial investment in the PS3 and am not eager to see or aid in it going on the scrap heap.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 4th, 2014 at 11:46 pm said:

It’s pretty clear you just want someone to argue with and to complain. Get a new system or don’t. Be able to play the new games coming out over the next 5 years or so or don’t. I’m pretty sure nobody on here cares one way or the other what you do. I can promise you I don’t. Nobody’s forcing you to update. Nobody’s forcing you to give up one to have the other. Nobody’s forcing you to do anything. You think you’re the only one that has a bunch of content on older platforms? Keep it, sell it, throw it in the trash for all I care

This isn’t the first time a new console has come out and new games have been exclusive to the new console. There’s a PC port if you can’t be bothered to take part in the current gen.

How was that? Was I dismissive enough for you this time? That seems to be the response you were looking for so I thought I’d give it to you to make your day


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+ AliMamman on March 5th, 2014 at 4:36 am said:

This game is going to rock on ps4, I can’t wait to get my hands on it Batman has come a long way.


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+ Welmosca on March 5th, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

OMG milk milk milk,it was hard to believe when I saw it yesterday….its really sad to see what video games are becoming these days…I bet 2015 we’re getting a new Batman and so on….soon it’ll become yearly…they even got 2 developers now just like CoD.I really thought that that group who developed Arkham Origins stepped in because Rocksteady was no more.

Anyway Rocksteady Batman games are the real thing…I gotta say I’m looking forward to see this in action.Rocksteady has talent.

In advance I hope this one do not feature a shi*** MP.B-man games are all about SP.


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+ DarthNecious on March 5th, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

@BahumatIsBack

It seems to me that he is just either trolling or simply he doesn’t understand that you wasn’t attacking him or his post…

I also kept my ps3, in fact I still have my Xbox 360 (although I’m still not planning on getting the Xbox One in the near future) and the reason for that it was to keep playing the games I like on those console, that are just perfect on those consoles. I do prefer new games being developed only for the newest gen, this way they will take full advantage of the new technology formerly known as “next gen”.

It’s the way it should be, because otherwise there wouldn’t be any reason for a technology generation upgrade.

Or at least that’s only my humble opinion, not planning on offend or attack no one here… it’s just what I think…


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+ Welmosca on March 5th, 2014 at 9:26 am said:

@ 68 Psycho_Eddie – Oh man I agree with you and in this part even more “How very Microsoft of you”.

@ 74 BahumatIsBack – Lol they refuse to “update” their system because its not really an update…whats the point to update to a PS3.5?….graphics don’t make a game.The unnecessity of “PS4″ is undeniable.


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+ Welmosca on March 5th, 2014 at 9:34 am said:

There is a lil thing I forgot to say…..so the easter eggs on Arkham City are real.Ha very cool…50% of them were all from Scarecrow.


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+ Tr3yD3w on March 5th, 2014 at 10:45 am said:

Hell to the yes! I have got to have it!


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+ IbanezHRC on March 5th, 2014 at 12:40 pm said:

@67 + Junguler on March 4th, 2014 at 1:14 pm said:

is batman is gonna be a new cod and it’s gonna be out every year for the next 59 years?
apparently yes, they gonna milk the hell out of it.

Here are the dates of release for the Arkham games:

Arkham Asylum August 2009

Arkham City October 2011

Arkham Origins October 2013

This is hardly a COD like release rate.


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+ R6e6a6per on March 5th, 2014 at 1:12 pm said:

I’m sure sure the arkham games are great. I’ve played the first one and was truly disappointed by two simple things. 1 canned moves, and 2 not being able to jump. For a Batman game jumping and having your own fighting style is important. I haven’t touched the games since.


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+ timdrake91 on March 5th, 2014 at 1:59 pm said:

Please do release this game on the PS3 also because I bought my PS3 a month ago and I was sure that this game will also be out on PS3 worldwide because I live in Saudi Arabia. There were no doubt’s in my heart and never will be that this cool, awesome game will not be released on The PS3. I will be very very pleased if you do so. I beg you. Your thankful.


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+ timdrake91 on March 5th, 2014 at 2:06 pm said:

Batman is my favorite superhero of all time and always will be and rocksteady is my favorite game developer and I am very very sure that they will listen to me and alot of people that Batman Arkham Knight must be released for The PS3. Thank You and I do believe in all you guys who are working hard for this game.


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+ easterkeke on March 5th, 2014 at 4:57 pm said:

Just need to get the taste of Origins out of my mouth now, and I’ll open wide for Rocksteady.


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