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Batmobile Revealed to have a Battle Mode: Batman Arkham Knight Update

Screenshot compliments of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment

Screenshot compliments of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment

With E3 2014 just beyond the horizon, the gaming industry is about to be saturated with videos, screenshots, and surprises. To build hype before the biggest event in gaming, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment revealed another side of Batman’s aptly-named vehicle. Battle Mode, makes the Batmobile more than just a hot rod made for picking up the ladies and turns it into a tank able to take on any threat.

Setting aside the tank for a moment, there is a deeper issue to this game’s marketing campaign. As sweet as seeing the iconic vehicle glorified in next-gen graphics is, why is there such a focus? Personally, I think that the developers are cleverly shifting the eyes of gamers to better surprise them when the game comes out. Didn’t another trailer end with the hint that Batman could die? Who’s the mysterious character with the fancy armor? What does Harley Quinn have to do with the story? What about all that jazz?

While it seems like an almost perfect scheme, Batman: Arkham Knight is assuredly going to blow players away with its narrative. Might not be the most original or good enough for Shakespearean scholars to put down their heavy tomes and pipes, but I would put money on it succeeding well past its goals.

The talented developers behind the Arkham series have proven to be some of the best in the industry with the Batman license. The culmination of these efforts is sure to be beyond epic. Batman has never been cooler.

From Batman and Robin #12 by Tomasi/Gleason.

From Batman and Robin #12 by Tomasi/Gleason.

Now that we know that Batman drives a tank, I’m hoping E3 brings news of the Batmobile having the ability to transform into a Mech Suit for the Dark Knight.