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Batman: Arkham Knight — Everything You Need to Know Right Here!

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“In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.”

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Developers: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Release Dates: 6.23.15 Worldwide
Distribution: Physical Disc | Digital Download
Required HDD Space: 45 GB [Xbox One] | 47.2 GB [PlayStation 4]

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Graphics Memory: 2 GB
DirectX®: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 45 GB

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
DirectX®: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

ULTRA System Requirements
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
DirectX®: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

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Batman: Arkham Knight will release in various editions.  Here are the different editions and each of their breakdowns below:

THE SERIOUS EDITION [COMIC BUNDLE] | $69.99 Estimated Retail Price


Batman: Arkham Knight
►Batman 1st Appearance Skin
►Exclusive Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Hardcover Graphic Novel.

LIMITED EDITION | $99.99 Estimated Retail Price [DELAYED]


►Custom Art Book – 80 page, full color art book showcasing concept art of Batman: Arkham Knight.
►Limited Edtiion Steelbook – Unique Steelbook case and game disc.
►Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 comic.
►Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three unique skins from DC Comics The New 52.
►Batman Memorial statue – Imposing stature commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight.

^ — Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition has been delayed due to a “packaging quality issue” from Amazon. “We want to ensure that your order reaches you in pristine condition and your item, with the updated packaging, should be with you no later than July 14, 2015.” The company will be sending out emails to those affected with digital codes so they can enjoy the game on June 23.

BATMOBILE EDITION | $199.99 Estimated Retail Price [CANCELLED]


►Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
►Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc
►Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
►Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
►Transforming Batmobile Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce

^ — From Rocksteady: We regret to inform you that we are not able to release the Batmobile Collector’s Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of this extremely limited run of product. We are deeply apologetic for this unfortunate outcome.

Pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight to play as Harley Quinn and receive the 1st appearance batman skin pack. Utilize her unique weapons, gadgets, and abilities. Also, contains 4 Exclusive Challenge Maps.

The Batman: Arkham Knight season pass delivers regular new content for 6 months featuring new story missions, more supervillains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks. The Season Pass retails for $39.99.

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►Limited Edition Batman 500 GB PlayStation 4 System, 1 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, AC Power Cable, HDMI Cable, USB 2.0 Cable, Mono Wireless Headset, and a physical copy of Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition.
►Limited Edition PlayStation 4 in Steel Gray with custom Batman: Arkham Knight Silk Screened Face Plate.
►Limited Edition DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller in Steel Gray.
►In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains to destroy The Dark Knight forever.
►PlayStation Exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Missions: As Gotham City falls victim to Scarecrow’s fear toxin, tear through the city in the all-new Batmobile and face off against a towering vision of Scarecrow and his undead army.
►PlayStation Exclusive Custom Batman and Batmobile Skins: Fight crime in the futuristic Justice League 3000 Batman skin or go retro the Batman Classic TV Series Batman and Batmobile skins.

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According to some early images, there’s a 3.5GB day-one patch to download. Patch notes revealed are as follows:

► Improved Performance
► Stability Fixes
► New feature: Rival Points
► New feature: Original Batsuit skin available to select
► Support for “A Matter Of Family” additional content
► General gameplay, graphical, audio, UI, and localization fixes

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“In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of supervillains, including Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Firefly, Poison Ivy, and Riddler to destroy The Dark Knight forever. The most intriguing member of this alliance, however, is the deadly and enigmatic Arkham Knight.

For the first time, players have the opportunity to explore all of Gotham City in a completely open and free-roaming game world. More than five times that of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City has been brought to life with the same level of intimate, hand-crafted attention to detail for which the Arkham games are known.

Players can fully immerse themselves in the chaos that is erupting in the streets of Gotham. Encounters with high-profile criminal masterminds are guaranteed while also offering gamers the opportunity to focus on and takedown individual villains or pursue the core narrative path.”

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Batman: Arkham Knight includes a cast of heroes and villains drawn from the Batman comic mythos.

Batman [Playable] //

Batman (Bruce Wayne) will be the main protagonist for the 4th installment in the Batman: Arkham franchise. He is voiced by Kevin Conroy.

Timothy “Tim” Jackson Drake/Robin [Playable] //

Robin had been confirmed to appear in Batman: Arkham Knight. He is voiced by Matthew Mercer.

Richard John “Dick” Grayson/Nightwing [Playable] //

It had been confirmed that Nightwing would be in Arkham Knight fighting alongside Batman, Robin, and Catwoman to help defeat Scarecrow, the Arkham Knight, and the other villains in Gotham City. He is voiced by Quinton Flynn.

Barbara Gordon/Oracle //

One year after the events of Arkham City, Oracle returns to help her father and the Dark Knight to stop Scarecrow’s plan to destroy Gotham in the middle of the Halloween night for their final battle together. she is voiced by Ashley Greene.

Barbara Gordon/Batgirl [Playable through DLC] //

People who buy Arkham Knight’s DLC Pass can play as Batgirl in a prequel story expansion called “A Matter of Family.”

James Worthington “Jim” Gordon //

One year after the events of Arkham City, Gordon and the GCPD started evacuating the city when Scarecrow returned and the Dark Knight’s foes all teamed up and Gordon helped Batman through their final battle together. He is voiced by Jonathan Banks.

Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth //

Alfred has been confirmed in Arkham Knight. He is voiced by Martin Jarvis.

Lucius Fox //

Fox is set to make his debut in Arkham Knight.

Aaron Cash //

After Gotham’s citizens were evacuated, Cash stayed behind along with most of the GCPD forces. He was based at the GCPD main headquarters where he looked after the Maximum Security cells that holds the Supervillains, and gave Batman information on several criminal activities happening across the city. He is voiced by Duane R. Shepard Sr.

Selina Kyle/Catwoman [Playable] //

Catwoman has been confirmed to appear in Arkham Knight. There is now a scar on her right eyebrow and left cheek, possibly from the destruction of her apartment back in Arkham City. It has been confirmed that she will be an ally of Batman. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle.

Michael Lane/Azrael [Playable] //

One year after Batman stopped Protocol Ten and saved Gotham from possible destruction, the prophecy of the Order of St. Dumas had become reality. The dark days were here and the Scarecrow returned to have his revenge along with the Dark Knight’s worst enemies to finish him once and for all and to see him burn. Azrael was set to appear in the finale He is voiced by Khary Payton.

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Scarecrow is going to be the leading villain in Arkham Knight. Rocksteady says he’s an expert in using fear tactics, and that players won’t know what to expect or believe. Harley Quinn, on the other, hand is now leading her own gang and pursuing her own objectives. And then there’s Arkham Knight, created specifically for the game. Watch the video above to learn more about Scarecrow’s Rogues Gallery, which includes Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy.

Arkham Knight //

The Arkham Knight is a new character revealed to be one of the main antagonists in Batman: Arkham Knight. Arkham Knight appears to be Batman’s polar opposite, clad in a familiar black armored suit complete with ears, red highlights, a silenced pistol, and an emblazoned Arkham symbol on his chest. He is voiced by Troy Baker.

Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow //

One year after the events of Arkham City, Scarecrow will return to Gotham with a new brand of fear toxin and a mysterious and deadly new partner, the Arkham Knight. With a power vacuum that was left in the wake of the Joker’s death, Scarecrow unites Batman’s remaining enemies and threatens to unleash his new toxin upon Gotham during Halloween, leading to a mass evacuation of the entire city. He is voiced by John Noble.

Harleen Frances Quinzel/Harley Quinn [Playable through DLC] //

One year after the events of Arkham City and foiling her plan, Harley and Batman’s foes unite with Scarecrow to destroy Batman and she is still blaming the Dark Knight for the Joker’s death. Grief-stricken and vengeful, Harley brutally reasserted control of Joker’s gang as it threatened to fragment after his death. Freed from Joker’s domineering personality, she’s become a dangerous, unpredictable new force in the Gotham City underworld. Harley has opted to go and cause chaos in the Bludhaven police station in order to save Poison Ivy. Her story line is a prequel that leads up to the events of Arkham Knight. She is voiced by Tara Strong.

Harvey Dent/Two-Face //

One year after the events of Arkham City, Two-Face and Batman’s other enemies team up to destroy Batman on Halloween, with Two-Face apparently forming an alliance with Penguin. He is voiced by Troy Baker.

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/Penguin //

One year after the events of Arkham City, Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and all of Batman’s other foes join together to destroy the Dark Knight while under the command of Scarecrow. He is voiced by Nolan North.

Edward Nashton (aka Edward Nigma)/Riddler //

The Riddler had once again returned, and had set up what could have been his last intellectual game with the Dark Knight, as Batman: Arkham Knight would be the last game in the Arkham series. He is voiced by Wally Wingert.

Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy //

Ivy is set to appear in Arkham Knight, it is unknown who’s side she will take. Scarecrow is very keen to recruit her. She is revealed in the Gotham is Mine trailer, which was released on February 25th. During a new trailer, it is revealed that Ivy had turned down Scarecrow’s offer to join him, and he decided to take her prisoner instead. After Batman rescued her, he took her to the GCPD building to be locked away. She is voiced by Tasia Valenza.

Garfield Lynns/Firefly //

As part of Scarecrow’s plan, Firefly began burning down every fire station in Gotham. He is voiced by Crispin Freeman.

Roman Sionis/Black Mask //

Black Mask will appear in the grand finale. His thugs were seen in the Red Hood TV Spot.

The Joker //

Joker appears in the opening in the game where his body is shown being cremated and he also appears in flashbacks of his most horrible crimes. He returns as a major antagonist in Batgirl’s prequel DLC, A Matter of Family. He is voiced by Mark Hamill.

Jack Ryder //

Unlike most citizens of Gotham, Jack Ryder remained in the city during Scarecrow’s attack, hiding out in the GCPD’s interrogation room. He is voiced by James Horan.

Jason Todd/Red Hood [Playable through DLC] //

Jason would appear as a playable character in the final game as the Red Hood, he wore his skull like mask and had a red hoodie over it. It is unknown if he will be an ally for Batman or an outlaw. He is voiced by Troy Baker.

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Arkham Knight will not only enhance combat but will also introduce some new mechanics.

For example, Rocksteady has “supercharged” the free flow combat system, giving players more options, capabilities and the freedom to approach combat how they want.

Arkham Knight will also include weapon steals, and a throw counter that which allows players to throw a thug at other enemies. Additionally, players can use gadgets while gliding “which is a really great feature for starting combat and for general exploration,” according to Rocksteady’s Gaz Deaves.

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For the first time in the series, Arkham Knight will introduce the Batmobile as a driveable vehicle. In an interview with PSLS, Rocksteady’s Gaz Deaves said that the Batmobile was “the missing piece from the Arkham experience.” Watch this trailer showcasing the Batmobile and how it can transition into “Battle Mode,” which can fire devastating blasts to take down the enemy. The video below details Batmobile’s Battle Mode features.

In addition to getting the keys to the Batmobile, the Dark Knight has a fancy new suit of armor in Rocksteady’s latest game. Rocksteady had stated that they wanted to highlight the interaction between Batman and the Batmobile. We see that the suit mirrors the design of the car in a lot of ways.

The new suit impacts gameplay as well, as it enhances some of Batman’s abilities, particularly in the way the Batman and the car work together. Batman doesn’t start his Arkham Knight adventure with a new suit. The updated armor is a necessity once the Batmobile is introduced. After seeing the intense way he enters and exits the vehicle, it’s clear why a sturdier shell is needed. The design team worked to ensure that Batman’s car and his updated armor were visually – and functionally – compatible with one another.

Batman’s cape looks different in Arkham Knight, too. It works the same way – even allowing Batman to glide more effectively thanks to an upgrade – but now its design supports its in-game functionality. The cape still covers the shoulders, but now he has the armor on top.

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Gamers have at their disposal more combat moves and high-tech gadgetry than ever before. The new ‘gadgets while gliding’ ability allows Batman to deploy gadgets such as batarangs, the grapnel gun or the line launcher mid-glide while Batman’s utility belt is once again upgraded to include all new gadgets that expand his range of forensic investigation, stealth incursion and combat skills.

Batman: Arkham Knight will introduce a new gadget in Batman’s arsenal: The Disruptor. This new gadget has been tailored to meet the challenges of Gotham City’s vast landscape through its long range capabilities, and provides options that bolster Batman’s ability to control engagements like never before.

Core Abilities

The Disruptor has three charges per engagement, requiring Batman to carefully select how best to use each charge in order to compliment his plan of attack. The core abilities at Batman’s disposal out of the box are:

►Jamming enemies weapons when they attempt to fire at Batman
►Exploding enemy weapons (by using two charges on the same weapon)
►Rigging weapon crates to shock enemies who try to arm themselves
►Tagging vehicles with tracking devices for Batmobile pursuits

Expanding Batman’s Tactical Options

The Disruptor provides Batman with greater tactical flexibility in any engagement before it even begins. Before combat, the Disruptor can be used to jam the weapons of an opponent, buying Batman precious time to gain the advantage and land the first attack. In Predator scenarios, the Disruptor can be employed to target various enemy devices by rendering them inactive, or even turning them against their owners.

Additionally, the Disruptor is equipped with a long range scope, allowing Batman to survey and set up control of the situation from the rooftops of Gotham City with pinpoint accuracy.

Extensive Upgrades
The Disruptor has an extensive selection of upgrades to choose from – each providing their own unique advantage to Batman.

For example, the ‘additional charge’ upgrade provides more simultaneous options for each engagement, allowing additional greater situational control over the devices and weapons that could become an obstacle.

Alternatively, a high level upgrade is available to Batman allowing him to hack and disrupt the turret of the Arkham Knight’s Drone Tanks. This creates the opportunity for Batman to draw the Drones attention on foot, only for its turret to backfire and self-destruct when it attempts to fire.

As a sneak peek of how the Sniper Disruptor works in the game, we’ve also got an exclusive GIF to share of Batman disabling a thug’s weapon prior to beginning a combat encounter.

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Game Director Sefton Hill said that Arkham Knight won’t include multiplayer because Rocksteady didn’t have any time to work on it. Instead, the game will feature Dual Play, which is a single-player mechanic where combat is focused and specific to certain types of missions, during which Batman and his partner take on a group of thugs together. Getting the combo high enough, grants you the ability to enter Dual Play takedowns. Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

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Batman: Arkham Knight will feature 76 Trophies [75 Achievements] as of June 22, 2015.

►I AM the Batman! \\
Reclaim your city.

►Knightfall \\
Initiate Knightfall Protocol.

►The Long Halloween \\
Wayne vs Crane in New Story +.

►Cold World \\
Destroy the first weapons cache in Gotham City.

►Death by Design \\
Obtain a key by completing the seventh Riddler trial.

►Strange Deadfellows \\
Deploy the Cloudburst countermeasures.

►Sins of Youth \\
Achieve 23 Stars in AR Challenges.

►Days of Fire \\
Extinguish the fires in Gotham City.

►The Burning Question \\
Obtain a key by completing the fifth Riddler trial.

►Dark Wings Fly Away in Fear \\
What is the Cloudburst?

►The Cat and the Bat \\
Obtain a key by completing the third Riddler trial.

►Dark Allegiances \\
Apprehend Scarecrow’s senior commander.

►Death of Innocents \\
Rescue station 17 fire crew.

►The Cult \\
Save the sacrificial victim and lock up the executioner in GCPD.

►Seduction of the Gun \\
Achieve 50 critical shots on light tanks.

►Cycle of Violence \\
Use 100 Quick Gadgets while in free flow combat.

►Dirty Tricks \\
Achieve 3 minutes of drifting time in the Batmobile.

►The Frequency of Fear \\
Scan Gotham City to pinpoint Scarecrow’s location.

►Scar of the Bat \\
Cure the doctor.

►Creature of the Night \\
Freedom of the city.

►Double Jeopardy \\
Face off with an old friend.

►Brutality 101 \\
Perform 15 different combat moves in one FreeFlow.

►Savage Metal \\
Smash 10 militia transport vehicles off the road without using the immobilizer.

►Lethal Pursuits \\
Obtain a key by completing the ninth Riddler trial.

►Fear of Faith \\
Rescue the ACE Chemical workers.

►The Monster Machine \\
Track down and apprehend the serial killer.

►Run Through the Jungle \\
Fly under 3 main bridges between the islands in one continuous glide.

►Brotherhood of the Fist \\
Return of the Dynamic Duo.

►Fear of Success \\
Survive Scarecrow’s ambush.

►The Primal Riddle \\
Obtain a key by completing the sixth Riddler trial.

►Riddler on the Rampage \\
Obtain a key by completing the fourth Riddler trial.

►Blunt Trauma \\
Perform every type of predator takedown.

►Fortunate Son \\
Achieve 46 Stars in AR Challenges.

►The Real Deal \\
Takedown 20 moving cars without using the Batmobile.

►Riddle Me That \\
Lock up the Riddler in GCPD.

►Be Not Afraid \\
Win the war for Gotham.

►Gates of Gotham \\
Destroy all of the militia watchtowers.

►The Riddle Factory \\
Obtain a key by completing the eighth Riddler trial.

►Point of Impact \\
Perform 5 perfect shots in a row with the Vulcan Gun without taking damage.

►As the Crow Flies \\
Escape from ACE Chemicals.

►Gotham After Midnight \\
Glide for 400 meters while less than 20 meters from the ground.

►The Road Home \\
Destroy all of the militia APC’s.

►Pieces of the Puzzle \\
Obtain a key by completing the second Riddler trial.

►Angel in the Dark \\
Complete the trials and prove you are a worthy successor.

►No Man’s Land \\
Restore power to the bridges of Gotham City.

►The Road to Hell \\
Successfully complete the first Riddler trial.

►Nine Lives \\
Obtain a key by completing the last Riddler trial.

►Absolution \\
Achieve 69 Stars in AR Challenges.

►Master of Fear \\
Wayne vs Crane.

►Touch of Death \\
Apprehend the weapons dealer and lock him up in GCPD.

►Living Hell \\
Interrogate the Militia APC Driver.

►A Leap of Faith \\
Complete 8 different jumps over 100 meters.

►Gotham Underground \\
Defuse all of the militia explosive ordinance in Gotham City.

►Trail of Fear \\
Lock up your first Supervillain in GCPD.

►City of Fear \\
Defend the assault on your ally’s fortress.

►A Heart Broken in Two \\
Secure the secret base.

►Choice of Weapons \\
Use all five Batmobile weapons successfully in one tank battle.

►Who Rules The Night \\
Batman vs the Arkham Knight.

►Journey into Knight \\
Even The Odds.

►A Battle Within \\
Fight for your sanity.

►Jekyll & Hyde \\
Stop the bank heist on Miagani Island and lock up the master mind in GCPD.

►With a Vengeance! \\
Take on the heavy artillery reinforcements.

►Streets of Gotham \\
Destroy all of the militia checkpoints.

►Judgment Day \\
Win the rumble down under.

►Death and Glory \\
Take out 20 thugs with fear takedowns.


►A Courtship of Razors \\
Rescue your father.

►All Snug in Their Beds \\
Uncover the secret history of the park.

►A Fire in the Heavens \\
Free the hostages at the Ferris Wheel.

►A House Made of Spun Glass \\
Free the hostages at the Merry-go-round.

►The Laughing Fish! \\
Free the hostages at the Ghost Ship.

►Ambush \\
Defeat 4 enemies within the duration of a single scare effect.

►Weird War Tales \\
Defeat 15 enemies using any type of hacking.

►A Blade of Memory \\
Destroy all Teeth, Balloons and Jack-In-The-Boxes.


►Cuckoo for Incarceration \\
Rescue your friend.


►Under The Red Hood \\
Shut down this operation.


►Dark Victory \\
Escape the Nightmare.

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Below are some links to some other important information regarding Batman: Arkham Knight.  Be sure to check them out!

►Official Website
►Official Batman: Arkham Insider #6 – E3 Triple Threat
►Reviews Roundup & Screenshots
►”E3 Live” Gameplay Demo
►”Red Hood Story Pack” Full Trailer
►”Harley Quinn” Trailer
►”Predator” Gameplay

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Thanks for taking the time in checking out this feature in regards to one of the most anticipated games of the year!  I hope you’re excited as we are at The Koalition as we will be giving you fans a blow out of Batman: Arkham Knight news this week!  Hope to see you here and in the game!  Don’t forget to comment below!

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