The signs were all there. A trailer lacking release date info. LEGO Batman 3 being confirmed for the same month. We should have seen it coming -- we did see it coming -- but just couldn't bring ourselves to believe it.
Gosh, wasn't that dramatic? Long story short, we've lost yet another next-gen Christmas game as Batman: Arkham Knight slips through our eager fingers from October into "2015."
Rocksteady's announcement comes as little surprise if we're honest with ourselves, but as a huge disappointment nonetheless. Following the reasonable yet underwhelming Batman: Arkham Origins, Rocksteady are set to take their franchise back with a drivable Batmobile and canonical new villain. The scene was set for greatness.
Worse, though, another fully next-gen game will miss Christmas. Batman: Arkham Knight joins The Order: 1886, Quantum Break and The Witcher 3, leaving us with an increasingly depressing number of cross-generation ports. As things stand, there's little point owning a next-gen console with so few truly next-gen games to play!
Roll on E3, then. At least LEGO Batman 3 should be a ton of fun, so long as TT Games bring their increasingly rushed quality back to par.