Batman: Arkham Knight dev confirms Gotham City is 'always raining'
- Posted April 3rd, 2014 at 09:52 EDT by Michael Harradence
Gotham City will be the victim of perpetual rainfall in the forthcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, developer Rocksteady Studios has said.
Speaking to GamerHub, Producer Dax Ginn said the company has spent a lot of time making sure they nailed the atmosphere of the iconic metropolis, which was previously featured in Batman: Arkham City.
"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,” he said.
"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," he added.
Batman: Arkham Knight is due out on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One in October. The game is the final chapter in the ‘Arkham’ franchise, and introduces the Batmobile for the first time, allowing gamers to freely explore Gotham City in as little time as possible.