Batman: Arkham Knight Will Be Out On June 3

Batman: Arkham Knight Will Be Out On June 2

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.


    bit later than expected but oh well, GTA V was pushed back 7 months and it worked for that

      Just waiting to hear GTA V has been pushed back now because they haven't gotten heists working on next gen too... :O

        They'd better not do. I just traded in my PS3 version for Destiny so I can get the PS4 GTA V when it comes out. I've an itching to cause havoc in a current gen open world city

    This new trend of announcing a release date and then subsequently delaying games is getting beyond a joke

    Getting in first for the June period is good, June/July is generally quiet because "US Summer", but that is also why it can work well (The Last Of Us PS3) is proof of that.

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