‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Out June 2015

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced June 2, 2015 as the release date for “Batman: Arkham Knight.”

The massive open-world game originally had been set to be released this fall, but Warner Bros. wanted to give developer Rocksteady more time to finish the company’s final installment in its trilogy, which also includes the hits “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City.”

This year marks Batman’s 75th anniversary.

However, the date shift will also move “Batman” away from other big tentpole releases like this month’s “Destiny,” from Activision Blizzard, as well as the next installment of the “Call of Duty,” and “Assassin’s Creed” franchises.

A new Lego Batman game — “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” — will still debut this fall.

Warner Bros. made the announcement via the game’s Twitter feed.

“Arkham City” bowed in 2011, with “Arkham Asylum” starting the franchise in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »