The new-gen-only Batman game Arkham Knight will be released on June 3, 2015, after having been delayed out of a late 2014 release, according to a source privy to announcements being made at a GameStop conference today. The game's publisher just confirmed on Twitter too.
Batman Arkham Knight is meant to be development studio Rocksteady's final word on Batman, the culmination of a saga started with the surprise 2009 hit Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel, 2011's Batman: Arkham City. A different studio, WB Montreal, crafted last year's prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, but that still didn't seem to give Rocksteady enough time for their newest open-world game.
The new game is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
We at Kotaku saw Arkham Knight running pretty well back in March in a slice of the game that involved Batman swooping down from skyscrapers and racing through streets in the series-new Batmobile. Nevertheless, Rocksteady has needed more time. If the new date sticks, the studio will have had three-and-a-half years on Arkham Knight, a hopefully healthy amount of time to make something great.
Arkham Knight involves a mysterious new character — the Arkham Knight — hunting Batman as he tries to stop some familiar villains from laying siege to Gotham City.
While the June timeframe has often been a slow period for game releases, in recent year's it's seen some big launches. In 2013, Sony's impressive Last Of Us debuted in June. This year, Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 hit in very late May.