If you're the rare video game fan who doesn't already own the Rocksteady Studios' Batman Arkham games, here is a golden opportunity to get caught up. As previously rumored, the new Batman: Arkham Collection bundle from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment dropped today in the Xbox Store.
Aside from the three Rocksteady-released installments of the series - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight - there are also 28 DLCs you won't have to purchase separately. Ranging from story packs to challenges to character skins, they originally cost players hundreds of dollars. Now you can get the whole thing for $59.99.
Arkham Asylum and Arkham City have been remastered from the Xbox 360 graphics to meet the standards of current-generation consoles.
Included in the package, aside from the main games themselves, are Return to Arkham - Arkham Asylum, Return to Arkham - Arkham City, Season of Infamy: Most Wanted Expansion, GCPD Lockdown, A Matter of Family, Catwoman's Revenge, Red Hood Story Pack, WayneTech Track Pack, A Flip of a Coin, Harley Quinn Story Pack, Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass, and all five Crime Fighter Challenge Packs. Additionally, you'll get skins for the 1966 TV series, Flashpoint, the 1989 movie, the original 1939 Batman, and more.
These games changed the genre for a lot of fans. People who grew up playing subpar superhero games (looking at you, Superman 64), and Batman fans specifically, who saw a few worthwhile game entries previous, like Batman on NES, were mostly saddled with disappointments after shelling out the cash for whatever the newest Bat-game was at the time. Those fans were finally granted some satisfaction with the 2009 debut of Arkham Asylum.
The Asylum entree delivered killer play mechanics for gamers, while also being stuffed to the brim with a story and Easter eggs for comic book fans, deep diving characters past The Joker and Harley, and giving us Aaron Cash, Jack Ryder, and plenty of other hidden gems from 2003's Arkham Asylum: Living Hell.