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Batman: Arkham Knight has earned a Mature rating from the ESRB according to Rocksteady.

The previous games in the popular franchise all received Teen ratings. Interestingly, the rating came as a surprise to Rocksteady, according to founder and game director Sefton Hill, as it was not something they aimed for intentionally.

Said Hill in an interview with IGN: "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."

Hill also admitted that he knows the game's higher rating means some younger fans will have to pass this one up, but he feels that making the game more mass market would have been harmful to the overall story that they want to tell.

He continues: "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."

How do you guys feel about the upcoming games rating? Too much, or does it make you that much more excited for Batman: Arkham Knight to arrive on store shelves this coming summer?

(Source: IGN)

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