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Batmobile revs up action in 'Arkham Knight' video game

Published on Jun 13, 2014 7:18 AM
Gaming fans take a break beside the Batman 'Arkham Knight' vehicle displayed at the annual E3 video game extravaganza in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The blockbuster Batman: Arkham video game franchise has a formidable new crime fighter: the Batmobile.

In the latest installment of the wildly popular game series, the caped crusader of DC Comics fame takes on villains with the help of weaponized wheels so intuitive that the car seems more like a partner than a mode of transportation.

A life-sized replica of the Batmobile drew crowds Thursday on the show floor of the E3 video game gathering in Los Angeles, where publisher Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment let the press behind closed doors to sample Batman: Arkham Knight, the release of which was delayed until next year.

"The car is a massive new character in itself," said Zafer Coban, lead animator at Britain-based game-maker Rocksteady Studios.

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