Batman Arkham Knight Screenshot

Warner Bros. has announced that Rocksteady Studios will once again be delaying ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’.

Initially set up for a release on June 2 for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ has now been officially pushed back to June 23. Sefton Hill, the game’s director, issued  a statement regarding the news.

“We’re a developer that hates to make any compromises, so we are sorry to say this means it’s going to be just a little bit longer until you can play the epic conclusion to the Arkham trilogy,” said Hill.

This isn’t the first delay to hit ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’. The open world action game’s previous June 2 release date was actually the result of another delay as well. With this second delay coming in, it certainly looks like Rocksteady Studios is undoubtedly putting their all into game so it can meet the high expectations of fans and critics alike.

In order to help ease the delay for series fans, Rocksteady Studios put out seven minutes worth of new uninterrupted gameplay of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’. Entitled “Officer Down,” it shows one of the early missions in the game, which has Batman giving thugs the what for and using the Batmobile to chase down a speeding military vehicle through Gotham’s Chinatown district. There’s also a pretty brutal “I can see why this got rated M for mature” interrogation scene at the end as well. Regardless, definitely give it a watch below and let us know what you think of it in the comments.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is set to be the concluding entry in the critically acclaimed ‘Arkham’ game series. Taking place one year after the events of 2011’s ‘Batman: Arkham City’, the game puts players in the role of Batman as he tries to defend Gotham City against the infamous Scarecrow, who has initiated a plot to unite all of city’s criminals to destroy the caped crusader on Halloween night. But amidst this chaos also comes the Arkham Knight, a mysterious new villain bent on taking down Batman as well.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC on June 23.