In a gaming sea of rehashes, remasters, and disastrous launches, it’s great to know that we have Batman to pull us out of the gloom with a kickass new game. Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady’s finale to their critically acclaimed, much loved Arkham franchise, is one of the few releases carrying the 8th generation torch this year, almost single-handedly justifying a console upgrade. That said, it’s great to know that Rocksteady and WB Games weren’t afraid to throw some delays our way to make sure that they launch the best game possible and now, after announcing another 3 week delay, we’ve been given a final launch date and a look at some exciting new gameplay to wet our appetites.

In the nearly 8 minute “Officer Down” video below, we get a glimpse at Batman punching people’s faces into their asses, some crazy fun looking batmobile action, and one hell of a pretty graphics engine. You might want to cram you pants full of tissue before clicking play!

Talking about the delay, the game’s director, Sefton Hill, had this to say:

“Batman: Arkham Knight will now launch worldwide on June 23, 2015. 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.”

I know that it’s never easy to swallow the delay of an anticipated titled, but at least we know that we’ll eventually get a good, solid game. I applaud their decision to hold off a little from their original June 2 release data and have no doubt that, when it hits PS4, X1, and PC on June 23, it’s going to eat all of our free time. Might want to apologize to your family and friends in advance!

Batman: Arkham Knight will now be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 23.

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