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Fight a Giant Freakin’ Scarecrow in ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ (On PS4)

We’ve seen some crazy effin’ crazy from Batman: Arkham Knight thus far. Once the Batmobile morphed into a deathly-death tank OF DEATH, all bets were off and we had to go and lie down awhile. But hold on to your butts, because we aren’t finished yet.

Earlier in the Arkham series, Scarecrow brought us some creepy, trippy, what-the-balls-y moments, which were lamentably missing from the last game. But as we know, you can’t keep a mad bastard away from his crazy-drugs for long. Rejoice, PS4 owners, you’re all set for another dose of Scarecrow.

As Destructoid reports, Sony have announced some console-exclusive content for Arkham Knight. It revolves around another attack from the ‘crow’s Fear Toxin, which has transformed Gotham into ‘a twisted, hellish nightmare’ for the inhabitants. What does this mean? Giant supervillains and their army of the undead, that’s what.

The Scarecrow Nightmare Pack sounds even worse than an average day for our Bat-tastic buddy, which is saying a whole freaking lot. Now, why in the name of Satan’s scrote can’t it make its way to everybody?

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Delays the Bat-tastic Until 2015

What the balls? You can’t promise us another bucket-load of Arkham action and a free-roamy Gotham, and then give us the middle finger with this whole ‘delay’ business.

Well, sure, you can and you have, but our ol’ buddy Bruce doesn’t approve. He was so ready to kick some criminal colon in 2014. He’d just polished the Batsuit and affixed some new weird nipples to it, like George Clooney had to wear as Batman, only to hear he’s getting the rest of the gaming year off.

Why? Because awesome takes time, that’s why. Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn has the usual PR-tastic prattle for us on the subject, as Kotaku reported yesterday. He explained that:
“Batman: Arkham Knight is totally awesome... the thing about awesome, though, is awesome takes time. And totally awesome takes a lot of time. So in collaboration with our colleagues at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics, we have decided to extend the development time of Batman: Arkham Knight.”

In short, you can have plain ol’ regular awesome this year, or you can have awesome effin’ awesome next year. It’s a no-brainer, really.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Trailer-y Action? Don’t Mind If We Do (VIDEO)

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Gotham has never looked so good.

Who’s up for another slice of Arkhamtastic?

Everybody, that’s who. Arkham is the series that renewed the world’s faith in licensed and/or superhero games (to avert death-by-nerd: yes, we know Batman isn’t a ‘superhero’). The stellar Batman: Arkham Asylum made us feel like our ol’ buddy Bruce for the first time, and it was great stuff all around.

In March, the fourth installment was briefly announced. True, we only heard about ten damn words about it, but nine of them were free-roam around Gotham City like a badass vigilante mofo, and that was all we needed to know.

Two months later, Rocksteady have finally allowed us to suckle at their info-teats a little. Behold the first gameplay of Batman: Arkham Knight. Dramatic business it is too, with the Scarecrow back in Gotham and gathering the Rogues Gallery and all. There’s a big effing rainstorm, a Batmobile and the kind of rusty-claws-making-sparks-on-metal-surfaces action we haven’t seen since A Nightmare On Elm Street.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Skips Xbox 360 and PS3, Confirmed to be Next-Gen Only

Damn it, Bruce. Stop being such a fancy-ass rich dude.

Our ol’ buddy Mr Wayne, by virtue of his shitloads of cashtacular, gets the best of everything. Have you seen his freaking car? It’s like mission control at NASA in there. Ours look like the old Plymouth Fury Pa had in 1958 in comparison.

Which is exactly why Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be seen slumming it on consoles from 2005. What the hell would the Bat say if they tried to release it on 360 or PS3? Probably his trademark I’m Batman, even if that would mean eff all in this context. It’s just how he rolls.

So, anywho, videogamer broke the news last week. Game Director Sefton Hill, quoth the report, said:
“...you see a lot of games that are cross-gen, and they feel a bit reined in because of that. Because we were able to make that decision quite early, we were able to be more ambitious with the design and make a real, genuine next-gen game.”

Behind all of the PR prattle, this is quite a bummer right here. Still, if it’s the price we have to pay for a real, free-roamy Gotham, so be it.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Announcement Trailer Brings Buckets of Bat-Based Badassery (VIDEO)

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Is that you, Scarecrow? Yes, yes it is.

It’s the final installment of the Arkham series, gentlemen. Stop pretending to work/scratching your ass and pay attention, because this is an encore you want to check out.

Rocksteady missed the Batman: Arkham Origins party; it was developed by Warner Bros. Games in their stead. But now, the creators of the much-ballyhooed Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are back with a third slice of Bat-tastic. It’s time to get our Batman: Arkham Knight on.

Who the hell knew that Thomas Wayne was just as awesome as his famous son? In the above trailer, he’s giving our ol’ buddy Bruce some sage advice from beyond the grave. Y’know, the usual parental stuff: stay away from drugs and hookers, don’t piss your money away, and punch bank robbers in the wang whenever possible. Most importantly, if you ever become a pseudo-superhero vigilante with an ostentatious costume, don’t --don’t freaking ever-- include nipples in your body armor. Because one day George Clooney might play you in a movie, and he’ll look like a dick.

Anywho, to sum up: all we can gather thus far is that Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like business as usual, with what looks like a new-found vehicular combat focus. Grand Theft Auto Gotham, here we come.