Rocksteady just dropped an update for Arkham Knight, briefly adding the Robert Pattinson Batman outfit and then swiftly removing it. It’s an incredibly random move given that Arkham Knight launched all the way back in 2015.
However, it could tie into the upcoming Nintendo Switch port. It’s possible that Rocksteady added new content to that version, and planned to drop it into the PC version on the same day. Maybe an employee just pressed the switch early. Oops!
Which Costume Did Rocksteady Drop in Arkham Knight?
The costume in question is from the 2022 blockbuster, The Batman. It features Robert Pattinson as a distinctly more emo Bats who tackles The Riddler and Penguin on the dark streets of Gotham.
Arkham Knight, meanwhile, is the final (for now) entry in the Arkham series, which saw Batman pretty much take on every single villain across the three entries. It kicked off with Arkham Asylum back in 2009, which played like a 3D metroidvania.
City and Knight followed, dropping the metroidvania format for an open world Gotham city. Knight expanded on the world with incredible visuals and the introduction of the batmobile.
Are There Any Future Plans For The Series?
Following Knight, the series went dormant. That is, until earlier this year when Rocksteady announced a trilogy of ports for Nintendo Switch. Batman: Arkham Trilogy is set to launch on December 1, and it includes enhanced versions of all three games.
Rocksteady hadn’t announced any new content for the three games, only committing to including all DLC in a single package. Introducing the R Pats costume is a nice touch though, and I’m sure Batfans (are they even called that?) will welcome it.
I’m feeling greedy though, and am pretty curious to see if any additional content will arrive. Could we see more costumes? Story DLC? The latter is probably unlikely, but I can sure hope.
Where Can I Get Batman: Arkham Trilogy?
You can pre-order Batman: Arkham Trilogy on the eShop to grab it as soon as it arrives on Switch.
As a huge fan of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series on home game consoles, I’ve been one of the many fans eagerly anticipating the release of the gritty prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, coming up at the end of the month. But in a much-welcomed and surprise move, NetherRealm Studios has graced us with a mobile tie-in version of Batman: Arkham Origins. Coming from the same developer who gave a similar mobile treatment to other big-time superhero games like Batman: Arkham City and Injustice: Gods Among Us, how would this latest touchscreen brawler hold up to the expectations of excellence that Batman has brought to the gaming world at large in recent years?Spoiler alert: it holds up well, very well. The fully voiced and animated opening cinematic of Batman: Arkham Origins is simply astounding, and it made me feel like I was watching a full-fledged console game right there in the palm of my hands. The graphics elsewhere in the game are also up to the highest of caliber, from the fluid combat animations to the nice variety of thug types and environments, and the dark and ominous tone of the Batman Arkham console games has been revitalized here quite gloriously. Much like its upcoming big brother console game, the story of Batman: Arkham Origins involves a number of deadly assassins all vying to be the one who kills Batman once and for all, in order to win a substantial monetary reward. This allows the game to incorporate some wonderful and frightening boss fights against these assassins, like Deadshot, Copperhead, and my personal favorite, Deathstroke.The actual gameplay of Batman: Arkham Origins is extremely top-notch, and should be familiar to anyone who’s ever played Batman: Arkham City Lockdown or Injustice: Gods Among Us. In each combat mission, players simply tap on the screen to pummel oncoming hordes of street thugs and other devious villains, while holding down two fingers on the screen to defend against blowbacks and other cheap shots. What’s great about this is that the control scheme is so easy to get into, but offers just as much depth for those players who really want to make the most of it. Batman is capable of holding two different battle stances, an Assault Stance and a Guarded Stance, and activating each one opens up a number of additional special attacks or healing boosts that you can activate mid-fight.
Batman: Arkham Origins is an action/brawler game created by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Batman must beat up reams of thugs and assassins for the safety and glory of Gotham City. To survive, he’ll need to punch, block, upgrade his skills, and change his suit once in a while. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to make sure the Batman stays alive for one more night.”