Gameloft has made available the official companion app to the movie The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The app, which carries the same name as the film, may now be downloaded by users of Android devices on the Google Play Store for $6.99. Its launch coincides with the movie’s opening the United States.
The Dark Knight Rises: The Mobile Game is an action-adventure game that allows users to take on the role of the Caped Crusader as he fights his way against lawless elements to bring back peace in Gotham City. The game’s storyline is tied in with the movie, which has Bruce Wayne returning to the city after an absence of eight years and needing to confront Selina Kyle and Bane. Among the movie characters who make an appearance on the companion app are Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon, and Lucius Fox. Users are likewise able to take vehicles like the Batcycle and the Bat for a spin on the game.
Fans of previous Batman games may find some similarities between this game and Batman: Arkham City by Rocksteady, which for its part was released for gaming consoles and PCs. For instance, time is also made to slow down during fight scenes. Moreover, users enjoy Gotham City as open world in this game as well. This means that there is no pre-determined correct way of going about completing Batman’s mission. Users can be as creative as possible and enjoy the freedoms that an open world offers.
The price may throw some people off, but it may be well worth the game considering that users are given excellent graphics and smooth gameplay on the app. In terms of file size, it is a bit hefty at 1.8GB plus an additional 1.8GB of data download so interested users might need to free up some space. Its minimum requirement, meanwhile, is Android 2.2.
All in all, the game looks like a must-have for Batman fans, or even for anyone who appreciates nice graphics coupled with thrilling fight scenes.