So Rocksteady was being extra teasery with its Batman Arkham Knight trailers over the weekend showing off glimpses of Nightwing and Catwoman and now we know why. The official trailer has landed and Rocksteady has revealed an all new feature known as Dual Play. Rather than constantly be wearing the Batsuit, we'll be able to jump between Batman's sidekicks during combat. According to the official press release, we'll be able to "seamlessly switch between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in FreeFlow Combat."
The trailer reveals some seriously fast paced brawling - many kapows, much boom - with the Dark Knight and his allies teaming up together with a series of slick moves. In one sequence, Batman lurks on a gargoyle above while Robin sneaks up on a guard below before the cowl clad hero sweeps down and the pair take the enemy down together. Another clip shows Robin's staff being used by the pair to great effect in effortless slo-mo. Dual Play will only be available during combat so probably no exploring Gotham as Catwoman but this means we'll be able to experience the different fighting styles of the Bat's nearest and dearest.
This is no mere DLC being revealed. The tweaking of the Arkham series FreeFlow combat is a big step. This will need to be utterly seamless to maintain the ridiculously satisfying flow. With the new Batmobile transitions and the small fact that this Gotham is five times the size of Arkham City, it's clear that Rocksteady isn't going to go out of this trilogy without a serious bang. See the trailer, complete with Batmobile versus tank and the return of the mysterious Azrael above.