RockSteady has made an announcement in regards to Batman! Is it a new game? Well, no. Is it new content? Kind of, if you own Batman: Arkham Knight on the PS4. The developer has confirmed that PS4 players will be able to download the Earth 2 Dark Knight skin from the PS Store with it being available on January 28th onwards. The skin was announced as part of the Arkham Collection as an exclusive for PS4 but has taken time to arrive.
As promised last year, the Earth 2 Dark Knight Skin will be made available worldwide to players who own Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4. The Skin will be available for download on the PlayStation Store from the 28th of January. pic.twitter.com/zclEMkS7av
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) January 24, 2020
It’s a bit bizarre that the skin is being released for Batman: Arkham Knight nearly five years after the game originally released, however. Even if it was announced as part of the Arkham Collection as a bonus. So, why now? Could it be a clue to the next Batman game that is being teased by Warner Bros. Montreal? That game is speculated to involve the Court of Owls. While that game has all but been confirmed we’re still waiting for concrete information from the studio.
When I reviewed Batman: Arkham Knight I wrote:
Batman: Arkham Knight is bigger and bolder than its predecessors, but it’s not better. The plot has some good twists and the exploration of Batman’s character is well done, but overall it doesn’t draw you in like the events of Asylum and City. I couldn’t help but feel something was missing from the game, but even now I struggle to put my finger on what exactly. The Batmobile is fun but it is overused and detracts from the overall experience of being Batman, while the Arkham Knight is a good addition, but doesn’t reach the heights of The Joker, Scarecrow, or even Hugo Strange.
Batman: Arkham Knight isn’t the crown jewel in the Arkham series, that remains in Asylum’s honour, but it is still a good game in its own right.
You can read the full review here.