BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT EARNS HISTORIC “M” FOR MATURE RATING

Batman has always been considered one of the darker superheroes compared to other popular characters like Spider-Man or Superman, with an origin born from a horrendous tragedy and a rogues gallery of some of the vilest murderers who have performed some truly twisted acts. That all being said, no video game that has featured the Dark Knight has ever been considered so bleak that it didn’t receive a rating higher than a “T” from the ESRB, even the previous Arkham games: Asylum, City and Origins. This will all change in June with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, a game that will historically go down as the first to feature Batman and carry an “M” for mature rating, a feat not even accomplished by 2008’s Mortal Kombat Vs. DC that featured the character. None of this was intentional however, as stated by Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill:

“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.”

He also expressed his opinion on how this rating will affect younger fans who may have played the other titles in the series who won’t be able to walk in and pick up the concluding chapter this year:

“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.”

VIA IGN

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