First Gameplay Trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight is Drop Dead Gorgeous

If you had any doubts about the benefits of cutting out the last-gen consoles in order to focus a game solely on the new generation, this new gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight should eliminate those.  Seriously, this game looks gorgeous and incredibly fun.  The new trailer shows off the titular new villain, some badass batmobile driving, and more:

Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment debuted the first gameplay video from Batman: Arkham Knight. The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer – “Evening the Odds” showcases Scarecrow’s return to Gotham City as he schemes to unite the Rogues Gallery and destroy Batman once and for all.  As the citizens flee and criminal gangs take control, the Dark Knight evens the odds by taking to the streets in the legendary Batmobile to ignite the fight that will decide the future of the city that he is sworn to protect.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Curiously, both the trailer and press release make no mention of the previous October 2014 release date.  Instead swapping out with a “Coming Soon”.  This could lean credence to the rumors that the game was being delayed to 2015, but until we hear an official announcement, we’ll just have to wait and see.  What do you guys think of this new trailer?