Batman: Return to Arkham Gets Official Release Date

Originally announced in May, Polygon reports that "Batman: Return to Arkham" has been given a new release date of October 18, 2016.

Originally slated for release on July 26, Return to Arkham was delayed indefinitely "to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience". The remastered collection offers enhanced character models and map textures, which can be seen in action on the video below, which compares PS3 and PS4 versions of the collection.

"Batman: Return to Arkham" includes the first two games in the "Batman: Arkham" franchise, "Batman: Arkham Asylum "and "Batman: Arkham City," both upgraded from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4. The collection includes the Game of the Year versions of both games, so players can take advantage of all bonus and downloadable content ever released including challenge maps and additional playable characters like Robin, Catwoman and Nightwing.

The press release from Warner Bros. Interactive doesn't mention a PC version, which is no surprise considering the turbulent "Arkham Knight" release that resulted in suspended sales and unconditional refunds. Patient PC owners were also given free copies of "Batman: Arkham Asylum," "Batman: Arkham City," "Batman: Arkham Origins" and "Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate "on their Steam accounts.

"Batman: Return to Arkham" is available on October 18 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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