Fans of the Caped Crusader are in for a treat as Batman: The Dark Knight Rises becomes available on Android and iOS devices. The game, developed by Gameloft, allows users to take on the role of Batman as he battles villains in a 3D environment. The game is based on the movie of the same title, which is set to premiere this summer.
The movie is the third part of Christoper Nolan’s take on the comic book character, following “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.” Its premise is set eight years after Batman had been blamed for the wrongdoings of Two Face. He now needs to contend with a terrorist called Bane, as well as Selina Kyle, otherwise known as Catwoman, to save Gotham City despite the ostracism and hate that he had received from its citizens.
Details regarding the game are still scant at present. For instance, it is unclear exactly what parts of the movie will be featured on it. An available trailer, however, reveals that Bane and Catwoman, both important characters in the movie, appear in the game. It likewise makes mention that the game will have an open world, similar to console games such as Batman Arkham City and Akham Asylum. This will be the first time, however, the Gotham City is being offered as an open world.
The graphics seem pretty decent judging from the trailer, but one can never tell exactly unless the full game is released. In any case, the graphics as featured on the trailer look many times better than what one could ever have hoped for on a mobile device several years ago.
There is no word as to whether this game will have a multi-player mode which will open Batman: The Dark Knight Rises to social gaming.
Lastly, its price is still unknown. Gameloft might launch it as a premium that would require purchases to unlock levels. On the other hand, it may also ask for an upfront price.
Dark Knight Rises for Android and iOS is expected to be available around the same time that the movie hits cinemas, that is, around July 30th.