Through an interview with IGN, Arkham Knight’s game director Sefton Hill confirmed that the game has just been rated ‘M’ for Mature, meaning that people under the age of 17 will be refused sale.

In an excerpt from the interview Sefton realises some people will miss out, but defends the rating, since dumbing down the tone would affect the story.

“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.”

I personally couldn’t be more thrilled that Arkham Knight is going down a dark and gritty route, as hopefully it’ll allow the story to go beyond people’s expectations.

Batman: Arkham Knight releases on June 2nd 2015 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.