‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Will Be The First Ever M-Rated Batman Game

The Arkham series has always pushed the limits of a T-rating, delivering plenty of bone crunching action, sexy ladies and colorful language, and it seems as though Batman: Arkham Knight has finally crossed that line in the sand. Arkham Knight has been given an M-rated by the ESRB, while Warner Bros. Interactive and developer Rocksteady have said that they won’t be making any cuts to get the game a T-rating.

Rocksteady founder Sefton Hill had this to say about the situation…

“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.

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 jeopardize that.”

No specific word yet on what pushed Batman: Arkham Knight over the edge, although it sounds like it’s a storyline related thing, as opposed to just a few overly brutal takedowns or something. As long as it isn’t because all the thugs have started calling Catwoman something even nastier than the B-word. What do you folks think? Ready to take on an M-rated Gotham City, or should Rocksteady have curtailed their “vision” a bit?

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