When Celebrities Play ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

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chris-littlechild - June 18, 2015

The latest slice of bat-tastic is almost upon us. Batman: Arkham Knight finally hits on June 23. In the run-up to release, as always, the Hype Train has been barreling along at full throttle. We've been up to our asses in trailers, gameplay and those irritating ads on sites; expanding to fill the whole damn screen when your cursor approaches within a half-mile of them.

But there's one thing Bruce Wayne's PR division hasn't tried yet: going all celeb-tacular on us.

As we all know, if there's one thing celebrities like to do, it's hawk shit. In the name of the almighty dollar, Hulk Hogan has endorsed breakfast cereals, Mr. T has sold barbecues on the shopping channel, the Olsen twins released their own brand of toothpaste and the Kardashians brought out their own credit card. Do any of these sound like good ideas? That's because they weren't. Wiz Khalifa getting his Arkham Knight on, on the other hand, is pure gold.

They don't make trailers like these any more. Presumably because they're cheesy as hell, and the faux enthusiasm is far, far too strong with this one. Still, them thar famous people put on a good show as they try out the game. My personal highlight would have to be Dude Who Looks Like Weird Al Whose Name Escapes Me enjoying the new Batmobile (‘The Batmobile can drive up walls, dude! What do you call this? Is that vertical? Horizontal? Something! I'm wall-climbin,' baby!'). Feast your eyes:

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