Batman: Arkham Knight promises to be a fitting end to RockSteady Studios’ Arkham series. The developer has already created what many see as the definitive video game iteration of the Caped Crusader, with both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City earning acclaim from fans and critics alike. With the entirety of Gotham City to explore, and undeniably next-gen character models, there’s a reason why Batman: Arkham Knight remains one of the most highly anticipated new-gen titles.
Unfortunately for fans of the world’s greatest detective, the final part of the Arkham saga was one of the many titles pushed back to a 2015 release, joining the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Order: 1886 on the list of the biggest video game delays of 2014. It’s been bad news for all gamers, but a blow to those looking forward to the depth of plot and characterization in what may be the most impressive Rocksteady Studios title to date.
However, even though Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed, at least fans waiting for their Batman fix have another date to pencil in. Rocksteady has now given a new release date for the title. Batman: Arkham Knight will now be released on June 2, 2015. Not only that, but the developer and Warner Bros. have also revealed details about two Collector’s Editions of the game.
The Limited Edition version of Batman: Arkham Knight comes in a limited edition SteelBook case with a matching game disc, and contains an 80-page, Full Color Art Book, showcase Batman: Arkham Knight’s concept art. This version also gives fans of the Dark Knight a limited edition Issue #0 of DC Comics’ Batman: Arkham Knight and a 12 inch “memorial statue” of Gotham’s protector.
Owners of the Limited Edition version will also get content in the form of three new skins from DC Comics – The New 52. This Collector’s Edition will retail at $99.99 and is available for PC and console.
Hardcore fans can also choose the Batmobile Edition. This version comes with all the content of the Limited Edition, but rather than a statue of the Batman himself, owners will instead get a statue of the Batmobile itself. Apparently the statue, which has been made by TriForce, will also be fully transformable – potentially into the in-game modes of the vehicle. The Batmobile Edition will cost $199.99, and will only be available for console versions of the game.
There are still no details about the titular Arkham Knight, the mysterious antagonist of Rocksteady’s final Batman game. However, Rocksteady have promised that a closer look at Bruce Wayne’s personal life will lead to Batman’s allies paying the price. Meanwhile, a GameStop DLC story pack will allow players to delve into the story of brutal vigilante The Red Hood.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 2, 2015 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.