Unlike it’s “T” rated brothers, Batman: Arkham Knight apparently proves gritty enough to earn itself a “Mature” rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, developer Rocksteady announced.
In an interview with IGN, director Sefton Hill said they “never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind,” and that “We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell.”
When asked about the younger fans who may miss out due to the game’s explicit rating, Hill responded, saying, “”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 jepoardize that.”
While the content responsible for the “M” rating remains a mystery, Hill has cleared up the fact that there will be no “gratuitous blood or swearing,” so whatever else is left must be pretty dark.
Batman: Arkham Knight hits shelves on June 2nd for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Check out the full interview with Hill and tell us why you think the game earned it’s big boy rating!