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Batman: Arkham Knight release date is now June 23, a three-week delay

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Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed a short while from its previous release date — the open-world Batman simulator will now be available June 23, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.

The new date represents a delay of three weeks. Warner Bros. Interactive originally said last September that it planned to launch Arkham Knight on June 2, after announcing in June 2014 that it had pushed back the game from fall 2014 to 2015.

Today's announcement came at the very end of a lengthy new gameplay video, which you can see above. Clocking in at more than seven and a half minutes, the footage — which, Warner Bros. says, was "captured directly from a PlayStation 4 system" — Batman follows a scanty lead from Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon to track down the Scarecrow.

It looks like he's got some never-before-seen grapnel gun tricks in Arkham Knight, and the clip also shows off the new Fear Takedown combat mechanic. After a battle with a bunch of thugs, Batman calls in the Batmobile to "even the odds" for a vehicle chase sequence through the streets of Gotham. Once he disables the military vehicle, he interrogates the driver and learns that the Scarecrow is operating out of a brothel in Chinatown.

Batman: Arkham Knight is in development at Rocksteady Studios on PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The game, which is rated M for Mature, will be available in two special editions. For more, check out our preview from E3 2014.

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