I hate having to be the bearer of bad news sometimes, but it’s important nonetheless. Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be hitting in October 2014. Instead it’s slipped into 2015 (no hard date just yet), and joins several other great looking games in being delayed (The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, The Division, Mad Max). Dax Ginn explained to the press last month (embargoed):
“Now Batman: Arkham Knight is totally awesome. The thing about awesome, though, is awesome takes time. And totally awesome takes a lot of time. So in collaboration with our colleagues at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics, we have decided to extend the development time of Batman: Arkham Knight. Now, the very simple reason for doing this is to ensure we are delivering the awesome level of quality that Batman fans and gamers expect from this, the final episode and the epic conclusion to the Rocksteady Arkham trilogy. The Dark Knight will face his ultimate challenge in Batman: Arkham Knight now to be released in 2015.”
The good news, however, is it’ll free up your holiday to play other games still coming out! On top of that, Warner Bros. has also released a new trailer for game, showing off a “battle mode” for Batman’s new ride in the game:
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are unveiling the first footage of the highly anticipated Batmobile from Rocksteady Studios’ Batman™: Arkham Knight as it transitions into “Battle Mode.” The teaser highlights the Batmobile’s versatility as it morphs into a full combat ready machine.
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.
How do you guys feel about this delay? The wait seems even harder now, having seen this new trailer!