It appears that the final chapter in Batman: Arkham Series will be joining the Grand Theft Auto’s and the God Of War series on the ESRB ratings system, with a M for mature. After three last generation installments, this will be a first for the series. Looks like developer Rocksteady is holding nothing back and planning on ending this series with a bang.
“From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind,” Founder of Rocksteady Sefton Hill says. “We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell.
“I’m not blind to the fact that [the M rating] does mean some fans will miss out… 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 will be available on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as PC, on June 2, 2015.