Batman: Return to Arkham was announced earlier this year in May and Rocksteady initially said that this title would be released on July 26th. By the end of June, the developer had confirmed that it was delaying the release to the fall. Reports suggested that it had to make this decision following frame rate issues and other problems. Rocksteady has today confirmed the Batman: Return to Arkham release date. The game is going to be out next month.
This isn’t a new Batman game. It’s a bundle which contains remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Both titles were not released for current-generation consoles so with Batman: Return to Arkham, Rocksteady will enable PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners to play these games as well.
These titles have been remastered using Unreal Engine 4 and include all additional downloadable content that was ever released for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Players should expect improved graphics as well as upgraded models and environments.
A video has been released by the developer today which compares Batman: Arkham Asylum for PlayStation 3 with the remastered version headed to PlayStation 4. The differences between the two are significant and immediately noticeable.
Batman: Return to Arkham is going to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 18th. It will cost $49.99.