Batman: Return to Arkham Announced For PlayStation 4 & Xbox one
Batman: Return to Arkham has been officially announced by Warner Bros. Interactive for PS4 and Xbox One.
Return to Arkham includes Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, and both are being remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One with a switch to Unreal Engine 4.
The remaster is being handled by Virtuos – the developer also responsible for the recent Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Heavy Rain remasters on PS4. Character models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders are being upgraded for the remaster. Additionally, the title bundle includes all downloadable content from both games alongside the Game of the Year edition bonus.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. Originally 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.
Batman: Return to Arkham will be available beginning July 29 for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.