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Batman: Arkham Knight

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: June 25, 2015


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Batman: Arkham Knight is an action-adventure game that serves as the conclusion of the main Arkham quadrilogy started in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Notorious for its poor state at launch on the PC, the game was shortly pulled from Steam to fix the issues until October 2015. During this time, the developer also began taking requests for adding in additional features, like the minimization of blue walls in combat and predator, photo mode, additional characters for solo maps, and Knightmare mode for combat.

Warner Bros. was also going to release a Mac and Linux Port later in 2015, but due to the aforementioned PC porting disaster, that never came to pass, with Feral Interactive canning the port in early 2016.

Like any other game, there's traces of cut content in the files, but some of them appear to be DLC that may have been planned for release originally, but were ultimately cut due to the scramble to fix the game and add additional features.

Spoilers and tidbits of speculation are present. You have been forewarned.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Add the images for loading screens for Million Dollar Mayhem.
  • Add bio image for Zsasz.
  • Add concept art.
  • Expand skin section.
  • Add citations?

Base Game

The following is content cut from the base game.

Gotham's Most Wanted

Victor Zsasz

Zsasz does appear in-game as a cameo when Batman rolls through the clock tower security camera footage to search for Oracle and has a City Story that unlocks after scanning a display with three of his victims. A profile image as well as unused audio, indicates he was supposed to be part of Gotham's Most Wanted. Zsasz was likely scrapped due to the inclusion of the similar but lesser-known character of Professor Pyg.

Zsasz's bio picture.

Vehicles

Suicide Pursuit Drone

Unused Areas

Additional Riddler Racetrack

An inaccessible area resembling the Waynetech Loop DLC racetrack still remains in the main map.

DLC

The following is content cut from the subsequent DLC:

Challenge Maps

Million Dollar Mayhem

Loading screen for "Million Dollar Mayhem".


Not much is known about this challenge other than the Joker was to be a playable character (albeit in the Batmobile). The only remainders were the level select image, few loading screen pictures and the challenge objectives:

MILLION DOLLAR MAYHEM

Cause as much mayhem as possible within 5 minutes, and send the bill to Wayne Enterprises.

  • Goal 1-Cause $250,000 worth of damage
  • Goal 2-Cause $500,000 worth of damage
  • Goal 3-Cause $1,000,000 worth of damage

Skins

Characters

Batman

Earth-2

A port of the E3 & PS4 exclusive Earth-2 to Windows was planned at one point, as a SteamDB listing appeared for the skin.[1]

Red Hood

Unused 2nd Skin

Batgirl

'66

Batmobiles

Animated Batmobile

"Season of Infamy"

Cut Characters

The penultimate DLC for Arkham Knight was originally supposed to feature two more characters: Black Mask and Prometheus.

Wonderland Beta

Wonderland was very different before the DLC came out, having a different name and more objectives:

Welcome to the Tea Party

Mad Hatter

GCPD Officers Kidnapped

  • Goal 1-5: Rescue 5 GCPD Officers
  • Goal 6: Return to the GCPD
  • Part 7: Most wanted filecase closed

The final product has you only attempting to rescue three of the officers rather than 5.