Batman: Arkham Knight Will Be PS4 Exclusive in Japan, at Least For Now

By Giuseppe Nelva

September 8, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Japan announced today with a press release that Batman: Arkham Knight will be exclusive for PS4 in Japan.

The game will follow Destiny‘s footsteps, and will be released a month after its North American launch, on July 2nd. It’ll cost 8,208 Yen taxes included (just north of $80). The press release does not make any mention of collector’s editions.

In addition to the release announcement, we also learn that pre-orders will be available in the archipelago of the rising sun on September 17th. The local version of the game will be fully localized, including Japanese voice acting.

Interestingly, the title was announced as part of the local Xbox One line-up during the console’s presentation press conference a couple months ago, and it’s still listed in Microsoft’s local website, but apparently Warner Bros. changed plans about it.

The game’s official Japanese site indeed displays only the PS4 version. The press release did not specify whether the exclusivity for Sony’s console is permanent or temporary.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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