Batman Arkham Knight gets ESRB M for Manly

Oooh boy this one is a big one with the release of Rocksteadys final Batman game ‘Arkham Knight’ being so far away. June 02, 2015 to be precisely exact, and with 4 months to go, the wait could be grueling for batman fans such as me. But a sign of relief and awe happen this morning when DC entertainment released a new official Arkham knight trailer titled Gotham is Mine. A whole 2 minutes of footage teasing and showcasing more of the story of Arkham Knight. Seriously pumping the hype train, check out for yourself:

Well, that’s not the only thing to expect as the turn of events in which ESRB decided to give Arkham Knight an M(Mature) rating opposed to the T (Teen) rating that the last two Rocksteady Batman: Arkham asylum and Arkham city had. What this means for younger Fans of the games, is there’s going to be a harder time getting the game in retail if you’re not 17+. Well, not all is bat, I mean bad with an M rating means a better story without holding back or should I say more manliness in Arkham Knight as the pending epic conclusion keeps getting more juicier. But here’s what Sefton Hill had to say about the ESRB M rating in an interview with IGN

[Source]Quote: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."

hmm… with that in mind, glad I’m over the age limit so no age restrictions for the last 5 years ha-ha. But what are the reasons Arkham Knight gets an ESRB M rating. nothing but speculations until June 02. So why not dive into some little fun.

Here is my top 5 speculated reason why Arkham Knight got an M rating in no particular order of course.

  1. Batman gets a Mass Effect style romance scene.
  2. Batman actually kills someone, oh wait, didn’t he kill joker back in Arkham City *shhmm spoilers*
  3. Hi definition full 1080P ripped abs, remember kids’ nudity gets an instant M rating.
  4. Batman gets devoured by a villain, Yes hot dog FTW.
  5. Batman does meth and alcohol. Simply because he got high… :D *derp* cause beating up drug dealer every night wasn’t enough.

While I doubt the rating system will hinder the game sales, since most kids/teens either lie about their age on Steam or simply get parents to buy M rated games.

[Batman Arkham Knight official site] But out of curiosity, what do you guys think about the new rating and story of Arkham Knight? “Why so serious? o.O”- Dark Knight Joker
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  • Captain Dollars
    Captain Dollars 4 years ago said:

    I’m totally going with Batman do drugs, cause he’s Batman ^..^. reminds me the SFM batman goes downtown.

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  • Justin Brooks
    Justin Brooks 4 years ago said:

    I would totally throw money at mass effect styled romance scene where Batman looks at poorly photoshop image of catwoman.

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  • Kevin Ashworth
    Kevin Ashworth 4 years ago said:

    Does ESRB rating matter anymore? I’ve got parents coming into our gamestop buying M rated games with their kids anyway smh. I ROFL at the speculation part covers most ground of ESRB Mature lol my bets are on romance and drug/alcohol use.

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  • Alpha G
    Alpha G 4 years ago said:

    I must have been living in a cave. Seriously didn’t even know that they’re making another Batman game.

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    • Justin Brooks
      Justin Brooks 4 years ago said:

      I think I was in the same cave as you. But I was surprised that Batman gets M rating.

      Reply

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