The “All Who Follow You” trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight has launched, alongside a little tease of the game’s dual-play functionality.
“Dual-play” is the codeword for the ability to swap seamlessly between Bats and his erstwhile allies (including Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman) during FreeFlow Combat. Judging by the trailer, this means a fair few combos using two characters at once.
There’s no mention of whether you’ll also be able to seamlessly swap between characters outside of combat, but it… sort of looks like it? There’s one part of the trailer in which Robin grabs someone from behind, and then Batman leaps off a gargoyle to take the foe down. I mean, I’ll grant you that Robin’s grab was fairly unnecessary considering gargoyle takedowns always used to work anyway, but… oh, I don’t know. Maybe Robin was in FreeFlow Combat, or something.
It’s an interesting idea, anyway, and I’m keen to see how it works and what the other characters are doing while you’re controlling someone else.
Speaking of other characters, this trailer shows off Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, Alfred, Oracle, Jim Gordon, Azrael, and probably a bunch of others I missed while blinking. I thought I saw Lucius Fox, but as he doesn’t exactly have a distinctive costume, it’s possible I’m wrong. Either way, it looks like the first three in that list will be at least supplementary playable characters, which is really rather neat.
Batman: Arkham Knight is Rocksteady’s finale to the Batman: Arkham series, and it’s due out on 23 June. Please be good, please be good, please be good…
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.