A couple of weeks ago, Batman: Arkham Knight got rated by ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and to our surprise, the game was rated M for Mature. This came as a surprise because all previous Batman games were rated T for Teen. This peeked ours and several other fan’s curiosity as they all started hoping that Arkham Knight will be grittier and more violent than last time. Sadly, it won’t be like that. Fights won’t be as bloody as they used to be in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (naming this because this game is pretty much Batman with Orcs).
So why exactly Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M for Mature? Well, ESRB finally broke the silence and now we know everything. Take a look at the official press release below.
“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.”
Batman: Arkham Knight hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 2nd June, 2015. Stay tuned for more.