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The Batmobile is a powerful new addition to Rocksteady's video game franchise, and it gets even better. Apart from racing around Gotham, the Batmobile also has a tank-like Battle mode that is ready for anything.
The Batmobile transforms between its normal Pursuit mode and Battle mode with a touch of a button, and levels are designed so that you use both. You may need to use Pursuit mode's afterburners to jump into different parts of a level, while Battle mode is more handy in tight corridors. Of course, the new Batmobile form is useful when taking on tanks, armored vehicles, and other vehicles deployed by Arkham Knight and his personal army. Battle modes' cannon fire (including the ability to charge up a power shot) is mixed with its surprising nimbleness. You can evade from side-to-side to dodge enemy fire with a quick side slip. When taking on civilians (Batman's not going to kill anyone, after all) the Batmobile also has a riot suppression shot that knocks out multiple enemies.
Apart from combat, the Batmobile is an integral part of Batman's arsenal. It can be remote controlled, so Batman can use it from afar. We saw one sequence where Batman remote controlled the Batmobile to sneak up on some enemies who had him cornered. While Arkham Knight and his cronies wasted time verbally sparing with Batman, the Batmobile drove up and knocked them out with its riot suppression shot. Elsewhere in the level, the Batmobile's grappling hook pulled up a powerless elevator and transported an Ace Chemicals worker to safety in its interior hold chamber.
Take a look at the Batmobile and its Battle mode in the new teaser trailer below.
Unfortunately, there's some bad news. Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed into 2015. The title is coming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on the game, check out this recent trailer of the Batmobile and take a look at our hub from our cover story below.
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