“Batman: Arkham Knight” for the PS4, Xbox One and PC just joined the list of games that have been pushed to 2015. Warner Bros. Interactive released a new trailer Tuesday to showcase the Batmobile’s Battle Mode but slipped in a new release window at the end of the video.
The new trailer demonstrates how the Batmobile can essentially transform into a tank with a 60mm cannon to blast through armor, a Vulcan gun for anti-tank and surface-to-air-combat, a battery of laser plus GPS guided missiles that can target up to sex enemies and a non-lethal riot suppressor that will “immobilize combatants with minimum long-term trauma.” That makes for a fairly lethal vehicle that already is able to push other cars out of the way and eject Batman at a moment’s notice.
The Batmobile Experience (requires WBID login) was launched alongside the trailer and details the important technical specs of the Dark Knight’s preferred method of transportation such as the gyroscopic bullet proof wheels as well as the grapple claw. Why a grapple claw? Because Batman is always prepared just like a Boy Scout.
As for the delay, the news is certainly surprising as it was only this past March that the game was announced with an Oct. 14 release date. The push to 2015 happened quickly though as Rocksteady Studios’ Dax Ginn told Kotaku that, “Now ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is totally awesome. The thing about awesome, though, is awesome takes time. And totally awesome takes a lot of time. So in collaboration with our colleagues at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics, we have decided to extend the development time of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight. ‘
“Now, the very simple reason for doing this is to ensure we are delivering the awesome level of quality that Batman fans and gamers expect from this, the final episode and the epic conclusion to the Rocksteady Arkham trilogy. The Dark Knight will face his ultimate challenge in ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ now to be released in 2015."
From a gamer perspective, there’s another bit of silver lining in the delay. October was already getting packed with “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” “Alien Isolation,” “NBA 2K15,” “The Evil Within” and likely “Battlefield Hardline” among others. Moving “Batman: Arkham Knight to 2015 gives gamer’s wallets some breathing room and ensure the game is as high quality as possible.