Batman: Arkham Knight Rated Mature by Electronic Software Rating Board
On Tuesday, it was released that the upcoming Warner Brothers/Rocksteady installment of the Batman series, Batman: Arkham Knight, would be rated M for Mature. This is a change from the previous games in the series, which were rated T for Teen, and is coming at somewhat of a shock to the gaming community. With this rating, the highly anticipated title changes its target audience from younger gamers to adult consumers, which could mean a drop in sales. The gameplay also comes into question now. Batman has always had dark undertones, however with the mature rating, gamers are wondering how dark and violent will Batman get in this latest installment.
Conversation about the new blockbuster title is that it will divulge into Bruce Waynes deepest insecurities and battling his inner struggle with the absence of his nemesis, the Joker. After the events of Arkham City, Bruce Wayne is now contemplating retirement from the superhero game, wondering if Gotham still needs Batman. Older and broken down, Wayne is trying to focus more on the man inside the suit. Gotham is healing and rebuilding itself back to its former glory after its run in with the Joker and his villainous comrades. As we know, peace in Gotham is usually short lived as Scarecrow creates a new fear toxin and threatens the entire city with bombs filled with the toxin. The people of Gotham are evacuated, leaving Batman, Commissioner Gordon and Gordon’s daughter, now known as “the Oracle” in the city. Also just over the horizon, there is a new villain hiding in the shadows, who calls himself the Arkham Knight, planning the demise of the Batman as well.
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title on June 2nd, 2015, only on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft.