Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Entertainment have announced that Batman: Return to Arkham will be available from the 21st of October 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The bundle includes remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, as well as all of the Game of the Year edition bonuses and downloadable content.
The newly revealed Official Batman: Return to Arkham Side-by-Side trailer showcases the game’s improved graphics, upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. Batman: Return to Arkham is being remastered by Virtuos using Unreal Engine 4.
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 superhero games and exposed players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum as the Caped Crusader. Featuring an original story, gamers moved in the shadows, instil fear amongst their enemies, and confront Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and of course, The Joker who have taken over the asylum.
Batman: Arkham City is Rocksteady Studios’ 2011 follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum which built 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 a 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.