|First Appearance:||Batman: Arkham Asylum|
Though not actually used in the game itself, the Batmobile appeared in the Batcave under construction. When Bane attacked the Batcave, he destroyed the prototype to some degree, crushed Alfred Pennyworth under the wreckage, and nearly killed him.
In the opening of the game, Batman used the Batmobile to transport The Joker back to Arkham Asylum after he was caught at Gotham City Hall after his failed attempt to kill the Mayor. Batman parked the car in front of the Intensive Treatment Center. When the Joker began his siege of Arkham Asylum, he commanded Harley Quinn to destroy the car in order to prevent Batman from escaping back to Gotham. When the Batmoblie security protocol measures went off, Batman contacted Oracle to shut them down immediately due to the fact Harley had Commissioner James Gordon as a hostage with her. Batman arrived on the scene and took down the remaining thugs around the Batmobile, before he found a pipe that was dropped by Gordon and gave him a trail to follow. Before he left the scene, Batman retrieved his Explosive Gel from the trunk of the Batmobile.
Following an encounter with Bane at the Medical Facility, Batman used the car's remote guidance system and caused it to crash into Bane and sent him and the car hurtling into the water of the asylum's docks. It could be assumed that either Batman had the Batmobile salvaged and repaired, or had a duplicate as it was later seen parked in the Batcave in Batman: Arkham City.
The Batmobile could be seen in the Batcave Challenge Map DLC.
As with all modern Batmobiles, it could be summoned remotely, via the computer, that was housed with Batman's gauntlet.
The design of that version of the Batmobile was fairly standard, and resembled a composite of several previous Batmobiles. It appeared to be designed for speed as opposed to destructive/assault purposes.
- Appearance and Features
The Arkhamverse Batmobile design features appeared to be an amalgamation of the 1989 Batman Film and the DC Animated Universe's versions that served as the primary sources of inspiration. The long nose, slim headlights, exposed engine parts, cock pit, fin design and placement, and grill were the most similar, were reminiscent of The Animated Series Batmobile; and the rounded design of the fenders, trunk, and vented rear wheel arches were similar to Tim Burton's Batmobile.