Originally scheduled for October 14th of last year, the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham trilogy had been pushed to June 2nd. That is, until word came from the game’s official Twitter account this morning:
We are pleased to announce our new release date – Batman: Arkham Knight will officially launch worldwide on 06.23.15 pic.twitter.com/3XEBhghpK6
— Batman Arkham (@BatmanArkham) March 23, 2015
While “pleased” isn’t the word I’d be using in this case, at least it’s a relatively modest delay. For some gamers who had already scheduled vacation time around the game’s release, however, it’s still 21 days too many.
While we’re unlikely to know exactly what prompted this latest date change, we can only hope it means that Arkham Knight will be the best game it could possibly be, and serve as a fitting end to Rocksteady’s vision.
To reward fans for their patience, the developer has released a new seven minute gameplay video titled “Officer Down!”. Enjoy!