The latest installment in the Batman Arkham series will be launching right around the corner, and some folks may be surprised to learn of the game’s rating.  This time around it looks like Batman: Arkham Knight  has been labeled as M for mature, a first for the series. The rating comes as much of a surprise to the team at Rocksteady as it does to fans of the series. Sefton Hill, founder for Rocksteady Games and Game Director for Arkham Knight said they never had a rating in mind when working on the game:

“From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell.”

Both previous games in the franchise earned a T rating, and while an M rating might alienate some younger fans of the series, Hill says that in the end they’re more concerned about telling the story the way they want rather than making the game

“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.”

To go along with the mature rating, a new trailer was also released that helps set the tone. Check it out below:

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