Rocksteady announced via Twitter that Batman: Arkham Knight’s official release is now June 2, 2015. 

Batman: Arkham Knightis a next generation only game for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC that was originally slated to release in fall 2014.


Along with the release date Rocksteady showcased the Limited Edition and Batmobile game editions. The Limited Edition features a steelbook case, an 80 page art book, a comic book, three skins from DC Comics’ New 52 series, and a 12 inch limited edition Batman statue.

The Batmobile Edition includes everything in the Limited Edition but switches the Batman statue with a Batmobile statue that is “fully transformable.” The introduction of an in-game, player controlled Batmobile into Rocksteady’s Batman franchise is one of the main reasons why the game is next generation only.

The Limited Edition retails for $99.99 and the Batmobile Edition retails for $199.99.
Additionally, preorders include the Harley Quinn story pack which packages the ability to play as Harley Quinn and four exclusive challenge maps.

Accessibility Angle:

The new release date is further away than anticipated but the delay from fall 2014 lessens the crowded game launch season for disabled gamers who cannot afford multiple new game purchases. For disabled gamers with fine motor disabilities, the inclusion of an in-game Batmobile hinges on its controls, especially since the vehicle requires both driving and use of weapons in Battle Mode. Driving mechanics can be in inaccessible obstacle in an otherwise accessible game.

 

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