Batman: Arkham Knight trailer spotlights the Batmobile

Batman Arkham Knight

My favorite Batmobile is the one that appeared in the mid-40s, with the giant Bat-face on the grill and a huge, sweeping Bat-fin poking out the back. From a practical perspective, however, I am forced to admit that the machine he's driving in the new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer has the edge.

Maybe I'm imagining things, but I have this oddly persistent recollection that Batman, in his early days, swore that he would never use a gun. Yes, I know that he's used guns many times over the years, and he's killed several people with his bare hands, too. Even so, a Batmobile armed with a minigun, a 20mm Oerlikon cannon, and a multiple independently-targeted rocket launcher strike me as a bit non-Batman-ish.

Then again, I also think that it's not a proper Batman fight unless it's interspersed with brightly-colored "BAM" and "POW" placards, and I have to admit that this does look like a lot of fun. Time behind the wheel of a vehicle that drives like a Ferrari and hits like an Abrams is time well spent no matter how you look at it.

This is, you will no doubt notice, part two of the Ace Chemicals "Infiltration" set; catch part one here. Sam also played the game way back at E3 this year. Batman: Arkham Knight comes out on June 2, 2015.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.