Batman: Arkham Knight’s ‘M’ Rating Marks a First in the Series

on February 25, 2015 12:38 PM

Rocksteady’s third and supposedly final entry in the Arkham series – Batman: Arkham Knight – has recently been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

The ESRB noted Batman: Arkham Knight contained blood, language, suggestive themes and violence and as such delivered a verdict that the game should be rated as ‘mature.’

The official rating doesn’t give much else away unfortunately. In the past we’ve been able to gather a bit of new and unknown information on upcoming releases by the description given by the ESRB, but in this case one hasn’t been provided.

Batman: Arkham Knight being rated ‘M’ is a pretty significant thing for fans of the series as previous games had all been rated ‘T’ for teens. Could this be an indication of a darker turn for the series? Possibly, and given that the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms are all very capable of delivering intense visuals that really bring violence to life, it could be just what fans want.

Batman: Arkham Knight is due out on PS4, Xbox One and PC from June 2nd this year. So close, yet to so far…

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