June 3, 2014


Rocksteady Studios announced today that the video game sequel Batman: Arkham Knight will not be released this fall, as originally planned.  Instead, the game’s release date has been pushed to a TBA date sometime in 2015.  The fourth main game in the Batman: Arkham series, Arkham Knight takes place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City and finds the titular superhero squaring off against Scarecrow, who has united Batman’s enemies in a plot to finally kill The Bat.  The highly anticipated game was scheduled for release on October 14th, where it was poised to be one of the flagship games of the next-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4.

Hit the jump for more, including the reason for the delay and a new trailer for the game, which reveals the Batmobile Battle Mode.

Speaking with Gamespot, Rocksteady Studios marketing manager Guy Perkins said the game’s delay is due to a concern of quality:

“We feel that we have an absolutely awesome game in the works, and we want to make it as great as it possibly can be. We just need more time to do that. If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100 percent.”

As a fan of the game series and someone who’s still waiting for the prices of the Xbox One and PS4 to come down, this development is fine by me.  Watch a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight below.


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  • DNAsplitter

    Between the Arkham series and The Animated series that Bruce Timm/Paul Dini helped create I really hope that Snyder’s BVS:DOJ mirrors the tone and visual style. If he does then he’ll create the 1st Batman that I think all type of fans will enjoy as it’ll be realistic but w a fantasy element (clay face, croc, and other bad guys who Nolan deemed unrealistic). And by the looks of the new batmobile it appears that they are making something of a similiar nature.
    I just wish I had an XBox One to play the new game as it looks awesome and w Rocksteady back making it I’m sure it’ll live up to the 1st two games. But such is life.

    • Lex Walker

      Yeah, I’ve wanted to see more of the fantastical side of Batman (done well) ever since Nolan set up his first film but then dashed any hopes of any non-realistic elements appearing. A movie that uses the animated series as its touchpoint (which is basically what these games are) would be amazing.

      • DNAsplitter

        That was my one issue w Nolan was that he had to make it “plausable” and by doing so eleminated many great characters. I know a lot of people have issues w Snyder, especially after MOS, but I hope DC takes the smart route of trying to emulate w the Animated series/Arkham series in style/tone and not copy Marvel’s template but come up with something original and fresh to introducing their characters. In some ways that why I was glad to see they are introducing Batman in the “supposed” MOS sequel as that’s never been done before on the big screen w big named superheroes.

  • Doug_101

    Whew! I can put off buying PS4 until next year! :)

  • WAldenIV

    Outside of the Kinect-free XBone price drop the two consoles won’t be seeing any price drops before the holiday season 2015.

  • WAldenIV

    Outside of the Kinect-free XBone price drop the two consoles won’t be seeing any price drops before the holiday season 2015.

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