Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City remasters officially announced

Following some leakage problems — Warner Bros. today officially announced that remastered versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 Gamers are set to return to Arkham July 26th when the Batman: Return to Arkham bundle releases for $50.

The new trailer highlights the graphics overhaul from Unreal Engine 3, to Unreal Engine 4. Warner Bros. said players can expect improved graphics, upgraded models, lighting, environments, effects, and shaders.

In addition to the base games, players will receive the standard feature of these type of remasters: all the Game of the Year extras and DLC.

As previously rumored, 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins will not be included in the Return to Arkham bundle. However, what this bundle does is complete the “Rocksteady trilogy” on current-gen consoles.

Rather than handled by Rocksteady, development was tackled by Chinese Company Virtuous, who recently helped with the Heavy Rain PS4 port and contributed to games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City received great critical reception when released. Upon release in 2009, Arkham Asylum garnered a 91 on Metacritic. Arkham City on the other hand garnered a 94 on Metacritic when it released in 2011.

My Opinion:

I was excited at the prospect of returning to Rocksteady’s Arkham one last time, however, the exclusion of Batman: Arkham Origins has dampered that excitement quite a bit. Without Origins, an important piece of the puzzle is missing and at this point…I’ll pass and sit patiently for that Bioshock Collection.


Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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