'Batman: Arkham Knight' News: New Screen, Bad Ass Batmobile, Actor Kevin Conroy Speaks [VIDEO]

May 09, 2014 09:00 PM EDT | By Luke Caulfield (l.caulfield@gamenguide.com)

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  • (Rocksteady | GameNGuide) Another shot of the batmobile cruising through one of the Riddler's death traps.

There's a nice collection of news for the closer to Rocksteady's Dark Knight trilogy. There's a new screenshot for Batman: Arkham Knight showing another angle on the batmobile cruising through one of the Riddler's many challenges, some choice words from the caped crusader's longtime voice actor Kevin Conroy, and there's even some rumors on Bats' wonderful toys.

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Up Close Looks at Batman: Arkham Knight's Villains And Batmobile

First up, that screenshot. Seen above, you might get a small feeling of deja vu looking at this shot. There's a good reason for that, as it's another angle of another shot you may have seen before, featuring the batmobile riding along the wall like it ain't no thang. This shot looks like it's showing the cruiser just before it goes 90 degrees, indicating that maybe only certain surfaces are drivable.

Next, we have a bit of news that's more rumoriffic than it is reliable, but it's certainly interesting. GamesMaster magazine is claiming, without confirmation from the developer mind you, that Arkham Knight is only 40 percent complete. While an official release date has yet to be given by the developer, a number of outlets currently have the game listed for an October 14 release, which seems like more than enough time for things to get up and ready.

DC Comics Talks Batman: Arkham Knight's Release Date

The same mag also claims some new details regarding Batman's grapnel gun. Arkham players will remember this nifty gizmo as the main source of transportation throughout most of the games. While it's seem set to be replaced by the batmobile, it's still rumored to have received some upgrades in light of the bigger, badder Gotham City.

It's said that Bats can now accelerate while using the grappler, allowing him to launch into a higher jump, providing a much better vantage to glide over the city. Similarly, he can now turn a full 180 degrees for easier maneuverability.

While the game is rumored to be only halfway complete, it seems that voice recording is almost done. Case in point, Kevin Conroy, long thought to be "THE" voice of Batman, appeared on panel at the recent "Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight" at New York's Paley Center, where he talked about his experience working on the game so far. You can check it all out in the video below:

Batman: Arkham Knight hits Windows PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One this fall.

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