I think his exact identity will weigh in to how exactly everyone feels about this now but, obviously as it stands Arkham Knight is one of two main antagonists along with Scarecrow, and will presumably become something more primary due to his title being the game's namesake.
What I'm asking is, by the time the game ends, would you rather see Arkham Knight help Batman and become more of an ally for him? Perhaps even a member of his bat-family? Or would you rather see him stay true to his villany and join up with the rest of Batman's rogues? Or even do a Jason Todd/Red Hood thing where he isn't exactly team Batman but will occasionally take his side in the matter?
Sound off! And just off the record that new trailer is jaw droppingly awesome.
During the Ace Chemicals trailer (if you haven't seen it click this > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_vqzYOvgvc) Scarecrow says 'Your vengance will come' to the Arkham Knight. (this is 27 seconds in) This particular statement suggests that the Arkham Knight has obviously been in contact/ had a fight with Batman before. My theory is that after the events of Arkham City Batman goes after Hush and finally manages to confront him, but after losing a brief fight Elliot commits suicide, or so everyone thinks in his memory a hospital is built (as seen vaguely one minute and thirty nine seconds into the gameplay reveal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agQGVu4CAiM). Over the year between Arkham City and Arkham Knight Elliot does various operations around the world, including one in Venezuela as said by Oracle in the Ace Chemicals trailer, and makes a name for himself as the Arkham Knight. He also manages to influence/bribe a lot of (probably) highly skilled merceneries to join his army and gathers weapons and vehicles for them to do his bidding. When he finally returns to Gotham he teams up with Scarecrow who has asserted himself as leader of all of the villains of Batman, who will keep the police busy while the Arkham Knight exacts his plan.
If there is anyone from the Rocksteady writing team reading this, tell me how close I am on a scale from one to ten, and if your not tell me how good you think 'Vengance' therory is.
Quick heads-up that we'll be doing a little AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) on reddit's r/batmanarkham this Friday between 7-8pm GMT (2-3pm EST / 11am-12pm PST) this Friday (28 November 2014). So if you've got any burning questions about the new trailer, or anything else Arkham Knight related, join us over on reddit right here:
Hopefully see you on Friday