Earlier today, Eurogamer released some updated details on why the Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB gave Batman: Arkham Knight a mature rating. This news comes courtesy of their official summary of the game and is listed below for all of you to check out.
This is an action-adventure game in which players primarily assume the role of Batman as he battles several villains spreading chaos across Gotham City. Players traverse a variety of locations around Gotham while battling thugs, examining crime scenes, and occasionally rescuing hostages. Players engage in melee-style combat using punches, kicks, and gadgets (e.g., batarangs, explosives). Enemies cry out in pain when struck, and some takedowns are highlighted by brief slow-motion effects and loud impact sounds. Some sequences allow players to use tank-like vehicles with machine gun turrets and rockets to shoot enemies; a vehicle’s wheels are also used to torture an enemy in one sequence. Cutscenes depict characters getting shot (on and off camera) while restrained or unarmed. Large bloodstains/pools of blood appear in crime scenes and in the aftermath of violent acts; one room depicts a person torturing a character on a bloody operating table. During the course of the game, players can shoot unarmed characters and a hostage. Neon signs in a red-light district read “live nude girls” and “XXX.” The words “b*tch,” “gobsh*te,” and “a*s” appear in the dialogue.
This summary is nothing short of spectacular and I personally can’t wait to get my hands on the finished product. The latest gameplay trailer proves that Rocksteady is going above and beyond with this sequel and Batman fans everywhere have a lot to look forward to.
Batman: Arkham Knight releases on June 2nd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.