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Will Batman: Arkham Knight release in February?

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Ah February, the month of love, boxed chocolates and cheap dates with drinks that taste like Roofies. And now also, hopefully the month of having crime punched out of a criminal, one battered and terrified thug at a time.

That’s the latest rumour anyhow for Batman: Arkham Knight, as Microsoft may have let slip of the new-gen caped crusader game a tad too early. This being the internet, that scrap of information was quickly captured by NeoGAF before Microsoft had a chance to remove it:

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February 24? Not a bad date at all. Traditionally, when big name games have been delayed from a Q4 release, they’ve shifted to a Q1 launch the following year. This happened to Tomb Raider (March 2013) and Bioshock Infinite (March 26). Additionally, February is a solid month to launch in next year. January is normally barren of new releases, while that month is usually reserved for only one or two big launches.

Such as The Witcher 3, possibly Dying Light and The Order 1886 in February 2015. Hmmm, methinks we might have to wait until March if that’s the case. While Bandai Namco will release the Witcher 3 in Europe, Warner Bros Interactive will be releasing the CD Projekt Redd sequel in the massive North America market, and launching two big name games on the same date may result in someone getting shot in the foot at the end of the day.

Whatever the release date truly is, I’m more than happy to wait for the game. As we were told at E3, “Awesome takes time”.

Last Updated: June 23, 2014

19 Comments

  1. Need Witcher 3!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 08:48

      Me first.

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 23, 2014 at 08:49

        Get in line bitch.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 08:50

          What was your favourite moment while playing Witcher 1? 😀

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 08:51

            You mom!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 08:51

            lulz

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2014 at 08:36

    Wow. Just how many times have you been roofied to know what they taste like? PE.. the “friendly” city. O_o

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  3. Monado

    June 23, 2014 at 08:39

    10 dollar gift card pre-order incentive is pretty sweet

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  4. CAE9872

    June 23, 2014 at 08:53

    If WB are publishing Witcher 3 there is no chance Batman releases same day; possibly not even a week later. So early March 2015 my vote.

    Wow 2014 really is the year of 2015 isn’t it – I still say Alien : Isolation gets delayed into 2015! What can I win if I am correct?

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    • Rince&exhale

      June 23, 2014 at 08:54

      Our sadness?

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      • CAE9872

        June 23, 2014 at 09:11

        Ahhhhh poor Rince! But as Darryn points out – awesomeness takes time!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 09:15

          I find it amusing that after the BF4 fallout that even had the shareholders not very pleased, suddenly so many big new releases are delayed. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. 😉

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          • CAE9872

            June 23, 2014 at 09:34

            Well given what we have heard about that I am very happy about that – I have no issues with any game being released if its to make sure the thing works. I don’t see it as signifying that the game will be bad e.g. Driveclub.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 09:45

            I don’t have a problem with it either. In most cases it just means it took longer than originally anticipated to get it right. Some people get very excited by delays though.

          • CAE9872

            June 23, 2014 at 09:46

            The mistake companies make is announcing a date in the first place! When you know within 90% of expectation, then announce a date. Up to then just announce your game.

  5. Hammersteyn

    June 23, 2014 at 09:14

    Awesome takes time? Duke Nukem sure was awesome…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 09:21

      DNF wasn’t great, but it’s not as ridiculously bad as people like to say. It had some fun moments.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 23, 2014 at 10:39

        Some quiet ones too. I was left wondering where the enemies was during some sections of the game.

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  6. Thats_how_I_Troll

    June 23, 2014 at 15:10

    Same old strategy, some website/supplier/distributor slips a release date on their website and always one of the big AAA games…Some blog capture a screenshot… And people actually fall for this time after time… This is all done “accidentally” to create Hype…. Cause corporations know that hype sells… Same old formula…

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