Batman: Arkham Knight
|Batman: Arkham Knight|
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.
- 1 Base Game
- 2 DLC
The following is content cut from the base game.
Gotham's Most Wanted
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.
Suicide Pursuit Drone
Additional Riddler Racetrack
An inaccessible area resembling the Waynetech Loop DLC racetrack still remains in the main map.
The following is content cut from the subsequent DLC:
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
A port of the E3 & PS4 exclusive Earth-2 to Windows was planned at one point, as a SteamDB listing appeared for the skin.
Unused 2nd Skin
"Season of Infamy"
The penultimate DLC for Arkham Knight was originally supposed to feature two more characters: Black Mask and Prometheus.
Wonderland was very different before the DLC came out, having a different name and more objectives:
Welcome to the Tea Party
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.