Warner's Batman: Arkham Knight is UK retail's most anticipated game of 2015.
The upcoming title was highlighted by 14 per cent of the stores MCV spoke to for our retail survey.
Halo 5 was nominated by 10 per cent of retailers. Meanwhile, Evolve, The Order 1886 and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End were all voted for by eight per cent.
The third and final entry in Rocksteady's gritty Batman Arkham trilogy – which previously included Arkham Asylum and Arkham City – Arkham Knight beat games including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Division, Rainbow Six: Siege, Rise of the Tomb Raider and even the next entry in EA's annual behemothic FIFA football franchise, to be stores' favourite next year.
For the rest of the findings from our annual retail survey of more than 100 UK indie, mainstream, specialist and online outlets, including what stores would like to see more of next year, which game was this year's biggest hit and which platform – PS4 or Xbox One – they think will come out on top during 2015,see the full results here.