We’re learning a little bit more about Batman: Arkham Knight as of late—this week alone saw a new trailer drop, along with the news that it will be the first game in the series to get a Mature rating. That’s not all, though—this week marked the start of DC’s digital comic prequel to the game, which is also called Batman: Arkham Knight.
Written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Viktor Bogdanovic, Art Thibert, and Anthony John Rauch, Jr., the plot picks up shortly after the conclusion of Arkham City—which (spoilers) ended with the death of The Joker.
“If you thought Gotham was finally free of the dark with the death of Batman’s greatest villain,” Tomasi says, “you’d be wrong.”
Which is kind of unfortunate, because a happy Batman game about helping rebuild Gotham City Animal Crossing-style now sounds crazy interesting. But then we’d have nothing to shoot with the Batmobile’s new “non-lethal” guns, I guess.
Batman: Arkham Knight (the comic) released its first chapter on Tuesday. The story continues with Chapter 2 this Friday—enjoy a special 4-page preview below.
Batman: Arkham Knight (the game) is out on June 2, 2015 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.