BATMAN: RETURN TO ARKHAM Indefinitely Delayed

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Gaming News

Back in May it was announced that Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City were to be remastered and released under the title of Batman: Return to Arkham. The plan was for this redone duo to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26th, although it’s now been announced that Return to Arkham has been put on hold indefinitely.

Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment broke the news in an official statement:

After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional times to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.

The original plan was to re-release the first two Arkham games including the Game of the Year bonus content and DLC for both. Improved graphics and upgraded models, environments lighting, etc are all part of this redo.

The official blurb on Batman: Return to Arkham reads:

Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. 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.

As mentioned, at the moment no new release date has been announced for Return to Arkham but expect more on this as we get it.

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