What a fantastic day to be a Batman fan! Or more specifically a fan of the Batman Arkham games from Rocksteady. After months of speculation, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have finally confirmed Batman: Return to Arkham will be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Batman: Return to Arkham will feature Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City rebuilt in Unreal Engine 4 and bundled together. This collection gives fans a chance to play (or re-play, for many I’m sure) the two hit games from the Arkham franchise with all downloadable content that was previously available for the games. The remasters will feature improved graphics, upgraded models, environments, lighting. effects and shaders.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. Originally developed by Rocksteady Studios and released in 2009, the game pushed the envelope for action, adventure and super hero games and exposed players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum. Featuring an original story, gamers can move in the shadows, instill fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum.
Batman: Arkham City is Rocksteady Studios’ 2011 follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring through the expansive Arkham City – the maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight and deliver justice to those confined within Arkham City.
You can check out the special trailer made specifically for the collection down below: