‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ set for release in June 2015

Sept. 08, 2014 | 4:46 p.m.

It’s official: “Batman: Arkham Knight” has a release date — the game will become available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 2, 2015.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the new date Tuesday.

The follow-up to 2009’s “Arkham Asylum” and 2011’s “Arkham City,” “Arkham Knight” is set one year after the conclusion of “Arkham City” and will offer players a chance to lead the Dark Knight on a mission through Gotham and take on the Scarecrow, who has united with a familiar crew of rogue’s gallery regulars.

The game, developed by London’s Rocksteady Studios, will be released with two collector’s editions: “Batman: Arkham Knight” Limited Edition, and “Batman: Arkham Knight” Batmobile Edition. Both versions come with an art book featuring concept art from the game, a comic book, character skins from DC Comics and a statue of Batman or the Batmobile.

Judging by the cast list for “Arkham Knight,” it appears that featured villains will include the Riddler, the Penguin and Two-Face.

Watch a clip of the new Batmobile morphing into full combat mode below.

Kevin Conroy will return to voice the Caped Crusader, after handing off the mantle to Roger Craig Smith for the 2013 prequel “Arkham Origins.”

The title is the fourth console edition of the popular “Arkham” series and the third to be overseen by Rocksteady Studios.

The “Arkham” series has consistently earned rave reviews from critics and fans; “Arkham Asylum” currently holds the Guinness World Record for most critically acclaimed superhero game ever.

– Margaret Wappler and Justin Sullivan | @LATHeroComplex

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