The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has given Arkam Knight an "M" rating, which is different than the previous Rocksteady Arkham games that received the T (teen) rating.
Sefton Hill, founder of Rocksteady and game director on Arkham Knight, commented on the "M rating with IGN.
"From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games... We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell," Hill said.
Hill also continued with mention that the "M" rating may turn away some fans.
"I'm not blind to the fact that [the M rating] does mean some fans will miss out," Hill said. "I don't want to be oblivious to that fact. It would have been wrong to water down the game and deliver a story we didn't believe in to keep the game 'mass market' or enable it for more people. We feel that's the wrong way to go about it. We said we love the story and we don't want to jeopardize that."
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively June 2, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The 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.
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