BATMAN: ARKHAM SHADOW Reveals New Story Trailer And Gameplay Details

BATMAN: ARKHAM SHADOW Reveals New Story Trailer And Gameplay Details

A new story trailer for Batman: Arkham Shadow reveals the Rat King as the primary villain, while developer Camouflaj reveals all-new gameplay details for the upcoming VR title.

By MattIsForReal - Jun 08, 2024 09:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Video Games

During the Summer Game Fest showcase on Friday, developer Camouflaj and publisher Oculus Studios debuted the official story trailer for Batman: Arkham Shadow. Revealed last month, Batman: Arkham Shadow is a new VR game developed exclusively for the Meta Quest.

As many predicted, it appears the Rat King will indeed serve as the game's main villain, although Camouflaj also revealed that players will experience "the origins of such iconic characters as The Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and more."

The latest trailer doesn't reveal too much in terms of story spoilers, but does set a dark and brutal tone for the upcoming VR game, which Camouflaj will be a "full Arkham experience." The game's story is set roughly two years after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins.

It’s the Fourth of July, and Gotham City is under attack  by a new threat: the mysterious Rat King and his cultish devotees. As widespread rioting engulfs the city, Batman races to prevent this so-called “Day of Wrath,” but it all goes wrong.

Experience Gotham City like never before in this immersive, full-length entry in the Arkham franchise.

Shortly after the story trailer's debut, IGN posted an article that provides more gameplay details for Batman: Arkham Shadow. Developed in Unity, Arkham Shadow will not be an open-world game like Arkham City or Arkham Knight, but instead draws inspiration from Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady's first Batan game, for its structure.

“Batman: Arkham Shadow is very much inspired by Arkham Asylum in terms of scope and scale in terms of also the structure of the game,” Payton told IGN. “It’s exploration, like you have in Asylum – which includes free-flow locomotion, so using the Grapnel gun to zip over onto things, and do the slide, go through vents. All those elements that you’d expect from an Arkham game; it's gonna be driven in in large part by the moment-to-moment combat."

Payton explained that when the team approached Warner Bros., they did so with a pitch to take all of the great gameplay and mechanics of Arkham Asylum and recreate it in virtual reality.

“[Our pitch to Warner Bros. was,] We're gonna take all of that and then we're gonna completely reimagine it for VR and make it work amazing for VR and actually have it feel like an evolution. So you still have that feeling of doing crowd control, but you're also getting interrupted with counters and you're making sure you're flowing into the counter and doing that. All in first-person, all in VR and making it feel that kind of bone-crushing Arkham combat. It's going to have boss battles just like all the other Arkham games have, [it'll have] investigations with Detective Mode. And we're also going to have big Arkham-like cinematics where you're going face-to-face in first-person as Batman with these kinds of hard-hitting moments. With these classic DC characters. So that was the pitch and that was almost four years ago, and here we are with the biggest game that Camouflaj has ever made, [and] longest game we've ever made. And Arkham Asylum is our North Star.”

Batman: Arkham Shadow is releasing exclusively on the Meta Quest 3 later this year. It's the first new game in the Batman Arkham series since 2016's Batman: Arkham VR, which was developed by Rocksteady Studios.

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thedrudo - 6/8/2024, 9:08 AM
Wow. The song choice is really laying the whole rat theme on thick.
bkmeijer1 - 6/8/2024, 9:18 AM
Finally an Arkham Origins sequel. I actually look forward to this if it wasn't a Meta Quest exclusive. Someone will port it eventually though
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 9:20 AM
Does anyone here have a Meta Quest?

It isn't really something I've had much interest in.

I have been playing Ghost of Tsushima on PC and it is incredible
Origame - 6/8/2024, 10:50 AM
@Evansly - I have an oculus quest, which is basically just an older meta quest. It's fine. Basically just worth it for beat saber, which is legitimately a great rhythm game.
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 10:53 AM
@Origame - Do you feel the price is worth it for Beat Saber? It looks like a lot of fun! I would need to wait until my kids were older to play that. I definitely see a remote going through a TV like the old Wii days
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 10:54 AM
@Origame - ?si=sLd5fUES3ajD1ts_
Origame - 6/8/2024, 11:00 AM
@Evansly - it depends. It's basically the cost of a Nintendo switch. So do you think any game is worth $300?

Personally I think it's worth it. Especially when with family and friends.

Also, the quest doesn't require a TV. It just requires enough space to move your body and wifi. If you have a spacious basement you won't have to worry about a TV.

Oh yeah, and super hot is pretty fun on vr.
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 11:06 AM
@Origame - Maybe I'll consider it in the future. My son just got into the Switch so we'll have a lot of play time out of that for the immediate future and that'll give him and his sister time to grow a bit to hopefully better handle a VR

Super Hot is also high on my list for a VR! Also there is a game that is called Blade and Sorcery that looks like a blast and I have seen some fun mods used with it
Origame - 6/8/2024, 11:14 AM
@Evansly - blade and sorcery is fun. It's not a very good game, but it's fun just messing with the physics. And I really hope they use the mechanics for something like skyrim or assassins creed.
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 11:23 AM
@Origame - Does yours connect to Steam or does it use its own app store?
Origame - 6/8/2024, 11:31 AM
@Evansly - mine I just use the meta app.
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 11:49 AM
@Origame - Ah makes sense. Shows how little I know about them. I appreciate you sharing information and what you like about it
Origame - 6/8/2024, 12:20 PM
@Evansly - no problem.
WarMonkey - 6/10/2024, 7:05 AM
@Evansly - I have a Quest 2 and really enjoy it. I primarily use it to watch movies now. There is an awesome app called BigScreenTV where you can watch in a virtual theater with other random people from around the world. It's awesome for live sports events in there too, such as the NBA finales recently. I was watching Infinity War in 3D the other day too in the virtual theater.

I agree with @Origame that Beat Saber is great. It's basically a light saber simulator with music amd it's great for work-outs too. I use the free version of it called Moonrider though for exercising the body and mind.

Check this out, it's free!! Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast!!! This mod team also brought Doom and other games like that into VR.

WarMonkey - 6/10/2024, 7:08 AM
@Evansly - Oh, and it can connect to the Steam store too.
Origame - 6/10/2024, 8:18 AM
@WarMonkey - dude, don't bother helping this f@#$ing jacka$$. Literally right after this conversation he decides to go on a thread where a guy is harassing me and trying to rage bait me into saying the n word, evanly comes in and actually compliments the guy and starts bad mouthing me. I seriously regret trying to help this guy here.

And @Evansly you're an a$$hole.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 8:30 AM
@Origame - Technically I said those comments before our conversation and also yes conversing with you is often a headache, I've made no illusion to that.

I can still have conversations with people I don't really get along with. Doesn't mean I enjoy them
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 8:32 AM
@WarMonkey - I appreciate your replies. Jedi Outcast is amazing so that is a huge selling point! The big screen sounds really cool! How does the weight feel after watching a full movie or sporting event?
Origame - 6/10/2024, 8:34 AM
@Evansly - can't even f@#$ing apologize for congratulating someone for harassing me? And you wonder why I keep telling you to f@#$ off. You have no decency.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 8:38 AM
@Origame - And you wonder why someone doesn't like you when you constantly tell them to f off. Especially when they were offering sympathy for the passing of your father.

So yeah I don't really care what you feel. You constantly whine and cry on this site and love to argue with others over such stupid shit. If that makes you happy great, but it really makes you intolerable
Origame - 6/10/2024, 8:51 AM
@Evansly - dude, I accepted your sympathy and told you thanks. But when I was telling YOU to f@#$ off was when you insulted me and refused to apologize.

And what makes you and all the a$$holes like you intolerable is that you assume you have moral superiority on this site because you think dei is actually great, and those who disagree are racist and sexist. YOU can't get your head out of your own a$$ and just accept a different opinion. F@#% off. I hope that quest blows up in your face.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 8:55 AM
@Origame - When have I said DEI is great? When have I EVER said that those that disagrees are racist or sexist?

Guess what, I haven't. I can still thing you cry and whine about too much without having those opinions.

I am well aware that people have separate opinions on things and that is perfectly OK! We don't have to like the same things and people can easily converse on what they disagree with in a conversation. You tend to get combative so maybe you can't
Origame - 6/10/2024, 9:02 AM
@Evansly - you know what? I don't even go after people to argue. It's people like fireandblood (you know, that guy you congratulated for harassing me) who come to my comments to argue. Just like you did (and you've argued in favor of dei plenty of times, don't lie to me).

I'm willing to agree to disagree or even just have a conversation with someone I disagree with. In fact in that same thread there was a user who had a very respectful conversation with me about it.

But you don't care about that. You want to encourage people to start arguments with me then insist I'm the one who can't handle other people's opinions.

I'm combative because 99% of this site is combative against me. Just like your passive aggressive a$$.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 9:04 AM
@Origame - Not being offended by diversity does not mean I am a fan of DEI. Quality of the product should always come first

I don't need to encourage people to start arguments with you you are disagreeable enough that it's pretty easy to start organically. Or you will start it

So 99% the site is aggressive to you? Seems like there is a common variable
Origame - 6/10/2024, 9:09 AM
@Evansly - well guess what? I'm not offended by diversity. And really? You're gonna basically say I'm offended by diversity and still insist you don't call people racist and sexist? What kind of people do you think are offended by diversity?

So you admit people are starting arguments with me and I'm not starting arguments with them?

And yeah there is. They can't agree to disagree. Plenty of people on this site are sick of being unable to post their opinions without being attacked for it. But of course you're saying I'm the problem when I'm willing to fight back? F@#$ off.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 9:14 AM
@Origame - It sure seems like you are offended by it, maybe you are just fragile. Things like that don't matter to me

I admit that people do start arguments with you and you have likely also started arguments.

Yeah the common factor is your disagreeable ass.

Enjoy your day, or don't l but I'll see you on the next thread where they race swap a character or have gay people existing and kissing
Origame - 6/10/2024, 9:31 AM
@Evansly - 1) oh I'm sorry. Is being combative no longer a problem for you? Because I don't know how you can rationalize starting a conversation with "you're being racist and sexist" as anything other than being combative. Or is it only ok when your side does it, and my side should just take it and move on?

2) well guess what? I don't start arguments with other people.

3) well there are a lit of people here being called racist and sexist on this site. Shall I bring them here?

4) yeah, you totally don't support dei 🤣
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 9:41 AM
@Origame - So me not getting upset about gay people existing or someone being race swapped means I support set percentages on minorities? No it means I'm not upset about it.

You bring in whatever support group you want. You can have whatever preferences you want. It doesn't mean you are racist or sexist but just as you are free to your own opinion, others have made those opinions about your words. It does not mean they are correct, that's just the assessment they make.

Have a fun day!
Origame - 6/10/2024, 9:47 AM
@Evansly - no, you getting triggered over us not liking race and gender swaps is. Seriously, what happened to agree to disagreeing? Is that something else only my side has to do? Your side can just insult and belittle my side all they want and we do nothing? 🙄

Doesn't mean they're correct, yet you actively support and encourage them to do it. Sure.

Well I can't have a fun day. You're still on this site.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 9:53 AM
@Origame - We can absolutely agree to disagree. Like I said before you are entitled to your own opinion and others are too. I'm not on a side. There are things on all views that I can agree or disagree with. I form my own opinions off of research and personal experience.

No it means I'm not offended by two guys kissing. What's the ratio of hetero kisses in the show to homosexual kisses in the show? I think I saw someone in another thread say it has happened 3 times. Is 3 vs 100 times too many?

Sorry, you'll just have to have lame days since I'm not going anywhere

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Origame - 6/10/2024, 10:00 AM
@Evansly - dude, I'm not going to agree to disagree that I'm a f@#$ing racist and sexist. That's not an opinion I'm going to respect. Are you gonna respect my opinion you should f@#$ off? Obviously not. You literally cited that as reason I'm a problem on this site.

And unlike you, I can agree to disagree. On that thread the user patient2670 said he disagreed with me about Sam not being captain america, comparing it to wally becoming the flash. We both understood each other's perspective and respectfully disagreed. Having the opinion I'm a racist is not an opinion I will ever respect. Tell the people calling me racist and sexist to just agree to disagree. You're going after the wrong guy.

And guess what? I'm also not offended by two men kissing. I just don't need it randomly shoved in for the sake of diversity points.

Yes, continue to be an annoying pr!ck. And don't say anything about that. That's just my opinion and you should agree to disagree 🤣
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 10:04 AM
@Origame - Once again I have not called you racist or sexist. So you jumping to that is your own conclusion.

Well Sam is Captain America so not much to agree to disagree on there. Marvel has stated so they are the ones who control that.

So if a hetero couple kisses is it shoving it in people's faces? Why is it only shoving when it has happened less than a handful of times?

You can certainly have that opinion! Just like I feel like you are a whiner and a crybaby. It's perfectly fine for us to have our own opinions
Origame - 6/10/2024, 10:14 AM
@Evansly - if you aren't calling me racist and sexist, what was all that sh!t about claiming I'm offended by diversity? Again, how can I be offended by diversity if I'm not a racist or sexist?

2) and your acting like I can't reject what they're pushing. I'm the customer. And if what's going on with the test audiences on cap 4 is to be believed, most people don't accept him as captain america either.

3) it can be, if it's forced. You're acting like things like this can't be forced. It can be, audiences will notice, and it'll just make people not like it.

4) ...and you think I'm the problem on this site, when you actively support people insulting each other.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 10:41 AM
@Origame - Makes you sensitive

You can reject it, doesn't mean Sam isn't Captain America, just means you refuse to accept that

All kissing on TV is forced, it's acting. But you are sensitive to seeing that on screen. I am not

I didn't say you were THE problem on the site. I think you are the common factor to your claim of 99% of people arguing with you.
Origame - 6/10/2024, 10:51 AM
@Evansly - 1) sensitive to what?

2) are we gonna also say rey is a skywalker? 🤣

3) you really think the kiss in, say, titanic was forced? Or did they just naturally put in a kissing scene where it organically belonged for the romance they were showing?

Saying all kisses are forced is to basically just admit you don't understand writing. But then again, you blindly support marvel who force in joke mandates into all their films so..

3) well it was your complaint that I was combative. So in other words, you're saying I'm the problem.

And I don't know about you, but that 99% of people choosing to start fights with me and people on my side sound like the actual problem.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 10:56 AM
@Origame - Seeing race swaps and guys kissing. Clearly

No she wouldn't be and I haven't seen that movie anyway. I do not blindly support Marvel, there are plenty of things I haven't seen or plain didn't like, especially in the latest phase. Again I'm not sensitive to men kissing or women kissing so it doesn't upset me. Content I have no interest in I just don't watch or engage with. It's pretty nice!

No I'm not saying you are the problem, I'm saying communicating with you is exhausting
Origame - 6/10/2024, 11:07 AM
@Evansly - 1) god forbid I want the characters to look like the characters. And I made it clear I don't care about gay kisses.

2) ok fine. But plenty of people do have a problem with it. And no, it's not because they don't like gay kissing. Ffs, you wonder why my side can't have an honest conversation with you when you immediately jump to worst interpretation possible and start insulting us.

Take the gay kiss in the latest doctor who episode. My problem with that was the doctor being attracted to men. Because he's never shown an interest in men in the entire history of the show, even that time he regenerated into a woman. This is why I support users like @Itwasme despite us disagreeing. He's actually willing to hear people out and isn't gonna immediately assume people are hateful bigots like you just blindly assume.

3) and I'm saying maybe you guys can communicate with me in a more productive way if you're not calling me and my groups racists and sexists in every comment you send. Ffs.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 11:09 AM
@Origame - I am not in one camp or the other and yet you are still here assuming my opinions fall with others.
Origame - 6/10/2024, 11:13 AM
@Evansly - yeah I wonder why when sh!t like this happens.

Evansly: "you need to start being so combative"

Origame: "they're literally coming at me unprovoked calling me a bigot"

Evansly: "yeah, well you gotta just agree to disagree."
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 11:15 AM
@Origame - People form their own opinions of you just as you do others. I have no control over how people see you.

Also I agreed that others start stuff
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