Rocksteady Studios will be returning to the Batman franchise when it releases the final chapter in the Arkham saga with Batman: Arkham Knight. Speaking to Gamerhub, producer Dax Ginn divulged some new details on the setting, including crafting Gotham City’s signature noir atmosphere.
“Gotham City has got a very specific atmosphere and we spent a lot of time on making sure that’s right. It’s not just one thing, it’s a combination of the atmospherics of light and reflections, it’s always raining, it’s always night time, making sure that the echoes through the street, they sound right.
“As you’re moving through the city, [you’ll notice] that style of architecture changes but it all needs to feel like it’s still part of the same continuous city. It’s a really difficult challenge.
“The story of Batman: Arkham Knight really picks up 12 months after the death of Joker in Arkham City, so Joker’s death has left this vacuum and the Scarecrow has returned to really take control of that and deliver the vengeance that he has been planning since Batman took him down in Arkham Asylum.
“Scarecrow is really unifying the rogue gallery and the intention of that unified threat is to destroy the Batman once and for all.”
But will he succeed? We’ll find out when Batman: Arkham Knight launches on October 14th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.