Arkham Shadow Trailer Reveals Story Behind Quest 3’s Subsequent Huge First-party Unique

Batman: Arkham Shadow is coming unique to Quest 3 someday later this 12 months, and in the present day we’re getting a peek on the story behind what’s shaping as much as be VR’s largest full-fledged Batman sport, and subsequent large first-party unique from Meta.

Following the discharge of Batman: Arkham Shadow‘s teaser trailer in Might, builders Camouflaj and Oculus Studios in the present day revealed we’re in for an epic battle to forestall the “Day of Wrath,” set to happen on the Fourth of July.

However first, right here’s how the studios describe it at size in a new blog post:

It’s the Fourth of July, and Gotham Metropolis is besieged by a brand new menace: the mysterious Rat King and his cultish devotees. Public officers have been kidnapped, together with Batman associates Commissioner Jim Gordon and District Lawyer Harvey Dent. The Rats have pledged to execute them in a single week’s time for “crimes dedicated in opposition to the individuals of Gotham Metropolis.”

As widespread rioting engulfs town, Batman races to forestall this so-called “Day of Wrath,” however it all goes improper.

Set between the occasions of Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum, you’ll expertise the origins of such iconic characters as The Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and extra, as Batman grapples with the contradiction on the core of his identification—the usage of drive in pursuit of peace.

Notably, we thought we’d be going through off in opposition to the Ratcatcher (aka Otis Flannegan) who isn’t canonically known as “The Rat King,” so it appears there’s a thriller there but to uncover. As seen within the trailer, The Rat King appears practically similar to how the Ratcatcher is portrayed within the comics, together with his iconic gasoline masks.

Regardless of the case, we’re in for what guarantees to be a brand new VR-native mix of the sequence’ patented exploration, stealth, and free-flowing fight, which is able to take us throughout Gotham to struggle numerous baddies with Batman’s Grapnel Gun, the Batarang, throw smoke bombs, and the flexibility “glide” behind unsuspecting enemies by grabbing your cape.

The studios say Batman: Arkham Shadow may also embrace loads of crime scenes to scour for clues, puzzles to unravel, hidden collectibles to uncover, and iconic areas to discover, which is about to incorporate the Monarch Theatre and Bowery.

Developed by Meta’s Camouflaj and Oculus Studios, and created in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure and DC,  Batman: Arkham Shadow is slated to launch solely on Quest 3 someday in late 2024. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to wishlist the game here.

It was additionally introduced that we are able to anticipate a gameplay reveal throughout Gamescom 2024 which can be held in late August.