While Rocksteady had previously stated that Batman: Arkham Knight would be the last in its offerings in the Arkham universe, the studio surprised everyone by dropping a teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham VR at this year’s Sony press conference at E3.
While the teaser remains the only officially released footage so far, reports from hands-on demos at E3 say that the demo has two parts: suiting up as Batman and exploring a crime scene.
The first part of the demo starts you off in Wayne Manor, entering the Batcave, and then putting on the Batsuit. Once suited up, apparently turning to look in a mirror is a surreal experience as you’ve now essentially become Batman. Rocksteady reports that the final version of this portion will take roughly an hour, but will offer a lot of replayability discovering Easter eggs. And honestly… how can suiting up as Batman ever get tiresome?
The second part of the demo involves the crime scene of a murder, which you must reconstruct the events of. With your PlayStation Move controllers, you’ll take tools out of your utility belt and use them to help you piece the puzzle together.
While I still don’t have a VR set myself, I first got to experience the technology at this year’s PAX East and was very impressed. I’ve been on the fence about getting PlayStation VR, but with Batman: Arkham VR and other titles like Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission and Star Trek: Bridge Crew on the horizon, they may have one more customer.