'Batman: Arkham Knight' Release Date Looks Like It's Been Leaked

Batman: Arkham Knight was originally supposed to debut in 2014, but the release date was pushed back into "sometime in 2015" right around E3. The official listing on the Microsoft Store has apparently leaked the release date for Batman: Arkham Knight.

If the store listing can be believed, the game will be hitting store shelves on February 24, 2015. Of course, there have been plenty of times when a store website has used a date to just serve as a placeholder, but February 24 seems like an oddly specific release date when talking about a place holder.

As Cinema Blend points out, that date is a Tuesday, which is the day when games are usually released in the United States. Batman: Arkham Knight is also listed on the Microsoft store for both the Xbox One and the PC. It would seem odd if the release date was used as a placeholder for two different platforms.

Since this info was on the Microsoft store, it didn't include when the game would be available on the PS4, but it seems likely all versions of the game would be released on the same day.

The odd part of this particular date is that big name games aren't usually getting a February release date. Games like Batman: Arkham Knight are usually released a little later in the spring if they are going to be released in the spring at all.

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Having said that, it seems as if Rocksteady, the publisher for Arkham Knight is jumping onto a trend that is seeing plenty of games getting a winter release. This Batman game is joining a crowded February lineup.

The Order: 1886 and Witcher 3 are getting released on February 20 and February 24 respectively. Should Batman: Arkham Knight indeed be coming on February 24 it would seem as if people will be able to take on the Scarecrow and his minions earlier than expected.

Scarecrow and his crew have taken over Gotham City in the game and have turned the city into a war-zone. Players will be able to pilot the Batmobile on a large scale for the first time in the game's series. You'll be able to take on some of the enemy's biggest artillery or travel around the city as fast as possible.

Not only is this title the first one where you'll get to really zoom around in the Batmobile faster, Batman: Arkham Knight is also the first in the series that won't be released for the Xbox 360 or the PS3.