Batman: Return to Arkham Announced for PS4, Xbox One
If you missed out on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 (and you neglected to pick either game up during a Steam sale), good news- the two games are being bundled into a single package: Batman: Return to Arkham. We have the trailer embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
Keep in mind, this isn’t a total overhaul of the two games; don’t expect any massive visual enhancements or what have you- it’s a port for current gen consoles. That said, the games will likely be able to take advantage of some of the features of the Xbox One and Playstation 4- the game will be brought graphically closer to the more demanding PC edition- hence why a PC version of this bundle isn’t being produced. The game is being brought to Unreal Engine 4, and it will include improved character models, environments, and other general graphical improvements.
In addition to containing the two games, Batman: Return to Arkham also comes with all previously released DLC for both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City– you’re getting the complete edition of both games.
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the Batman: Arkham trilogy of games started with Batman: Arkham Asylum; the games feature open worlds- in the first, you could roam around the titular asylum, fighting criminals with an arsenal of gadgets. The second and third games, Arkham City and Arkham Knight, expanded upon the designs of the first, and while the third game is considered the best in the series, its PC edition is beset by technical problems down to this day.
Batman: Return to Arkham is set to be released on July 26, 2016, and is available to pre-order here.
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NOTE: This article previously (erroneously) stated that these games were mere ports, and weren’t being remastered- Redditor “Badboystwo” politely pointed out that some elements were being overhauled- hence making the game a remaster.