Batman: Arkham Knight won't be out on June 2nd as previously announced. On the bright side, they also released a great gameplay trailer.

Warner Bros. first announced the delay over the official Arkham Twitter account:
This is the second delay to Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady and WB initially planned to release the game by the end of 2014. Game director Sefton Hill also sent out the following statement to press:
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.

"As a reward for your patience and understanding, and to make the wait even more unbearable, we are pleased to whet your appetite with a new gameplay video of Batman: Arkham Knight.



The gameplay video, recorded from a PS4 version of the game, is entitled "Officer Down." Batman talks with Commissioner Gordon about Scarecrow's plan to hit Gotham with a chemical attack. He then heads out to save a captured police officer. After pummeling the gang holding the officer captive, he's almost run over by a humvee.

Batman summons his Batmobile and gives chase. After tailing the humvee through the streets of Gotham, he manages to immobilize the vehicle with a few shots from his Batmobile's missile launcher. He interrogates the thug and finds out where Scarecrow is holed up. The trailer ends as he heads off across Gotham to confront his old foe.

I appreciate the new trailer but the downside is that it makes the wait for Arkham Knight all the more agonizing. I really enjoy how smoothly the Batmobile seems to be integrated into the rest of the game. You can summon it with a push of a button and, with another press of a button, get catapulted in the air so you can glide through Gotham's skies. The vehicle doesn't feel like some standalone minigame; instead, it seems like it's just adding to the open-world action that made the past two Arkham games so successful.

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