Easily one of the most anticipated video game releases of the year, Batman: Arkham Knight was originally slated to arrive in stores last October, but it was announced a few months after it was revealed that the development studio needed more time to release a product that they were truly proud of. Now, it looks like they need a little bit more than was originally thought.
According to Rocksteady Studios and the game’s director Sefton Hill (via Arkhamverse), Batman: Arkham Knight has been pushed three weeks from its release date of June 2nd to its new release date of June 23rd. While this is likely disappointing news to anyone chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of the Batmobile and dish out justice as the Dark Knight, Hill gave us two things: a very good reason as to why the game should be delayed, as well as our most in-depth look ever at the gameplay. He said,
Batman: Arkham Knight will now launch worldwide on June 23, 2015. We’re a developer that hates to make any compromises, so we are sorry to say this means it’s going to be just a little bit longer until you can play the epic conclusion to the Arkham trilogy. As a reward for your patience and understanding, and to make the wait even more unbearable, we are pleased to whet your appetite with a new gameplay video of Batman: Arkham Knight.
Thanks so much from everyone at Rocksteady for your continued support. We are working as hard as we can to make you proud.
As for the gameplay video? See it below.
Oh. My. God.
While it’s unfortunate that fans will have to wait longer — especially after seeing that footage — Rocksteady has carved a well-deserved reputation as perfectionists for their work, as demonstrated by their two previous efforts in this series alone. That being said, it’s pretty easy to allow a wait if they want the game to be just as engaging and dynamic as what that footage promises, and it’s doubtful that this marginal delay will do anything to affect just how much gamers and Bat-fans are looking forward to this experience.
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