I have been such a fan of the Arkhamverse games that have been put out by Rocksteady (and I liked WB Montreal's Batman: Arkham Origins, too). I tell my brother, who is a series gamer (especially Nintendo stuff) that these games are my The Legend of Zelda.
It's crazy how a superhero based video game could get such a following and become one of the most pre-ordered games of the year (or was it THE most pre-ordered game of the year?).
The Franchise's Progression Over the Years
But it's so cool to see just how these games evolved over time. Batman: Arkham Asylum gave us just a taste of what was to come by giving us a sand-box game with an amazing combat system and deep, rich environmental and character designs while still adding a very epic and compelling story that gets you right from the start. Then Batman: Arkham City gave us an even bigger "playground" to play around in and introduced even more of Batman's amazing characters and allowed us to play as some of his most notable allies such as Catwoman, Robin, and even Nightwing.
Now, this next installment into Rocksteady's trilogy will be the last and that's sad for me, but I'm glad that they are putting all they've got into the game. We get the Batmobile for the first time (which looks amazing), we get to play as a ton of characters, both familiar and new like Batman, Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing, as well as Red Hood, Batgirl, and Harley Quinn.
Harley Quinn is the one we're going to focus on as she has just had an official HD trailer released, showcasing her gameplay, which looks absolutely amazing.
Check it out!
This looks amazing and I can't wait to see what else Rocksteady has in store for us. We haven't even seen a fraction of what is all coming up if the staff at Rocksteady are to be believed. I just hope that each character (Red Hood and Batgirl specifically), like Harley Quinn, will get the attention they deserve in their own story-packs.
And I'm stoked that I have the PS4 as this awesome Harley Quinn pack will just be a a tiny morsel of the amazing bonuses I get when adding it to my PS4 exclusives.