Batman: Arkham Knight Gets An M Rating

Batman: Arkham Knight is one of this year’s most anticipated titles. With the game being planned for release on June 2nd, it has been given the rating M for Mature from the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board).

The Dark Knight gets darker for consoles

The Dark Knight gets darker for consoles

Shockingly enough, the studio who was behind the development, RockSteady, has previously made the past two Batman games, both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City have received the rating T for Teen. Sefton Hill, founder of Rocksteady and game director of Arkham Knight was surprised of the rating and neither him or his team were aiming for that. Here’s what he had to say.

“From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell.”

With the game receiving the M rating, it is strict policy to stores selling video games that they will have to inform the parental guardian of what type of content is inside before purchase. Both Hill and Rocksteady know that some younger players might miss out due to this. Here’s what Hill says.

“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 jepoardize that.”

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 2nd, 2015, for Playstation 4, XBOX One, and Windows Software.


Grayson M. is the Editor-in-Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he’s secretly a superhero! For more news, previews, and reviews on the entertainment world, follow us here on tehlunchboxpub.wordpress.com! Like and Follow Us on Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr

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