“Batman: Arkham Knight” will reach PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 June 2, 2015, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive says. Though the final installment of the “Arkham” series was originally scheduled for release Oct. 14, it was rumored the game was only 40 percent finished in May. The game’s delayed release date was confirmed in early June.
“If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100 percent,” developer Rocksteady game manager Guy Perkins told GameSpot June 3.
Warner Bros. also announced the action game will be available in two special editions. Both can be purchased for the PS4 and Xbox One in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand while the PC version of the limited edition game can only be found in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
The exclusive edition will come with the game itself, an 80-page art book, issue zero of DC Comics’ “Batman: Arkham Knight” comic book, a statue of the dark knight and three new 52 character skins. This bundle will be available for 74.99 pounds in the U.K. and 99.99 euros in Europe on PC and 89.99 pounds in the U.K. It will cost 119.99 euros in Europe and $99.99 in North America for the PS4 and Xbox One.
The second special edition will include everything in the first edition, but will include a transforming Batmobile statue instead of the Batman statue.
This is the first game in the series that will allow users to drive the Batmobile, an experience that will undoubtedly be pretty awesome. In the game, the Batmobile will be nearly invincible -- it will have the ability to perform burnouts, jumps and boosts -- while simultaneously being bulletproof. “Arkham Knight” will also be five times bigger than “Arkham City” and 20 time larger than “Arkham Asylum.”