The Rumours Are True: First Two Batman Arkham Games Coming To PS4, Xbox One In July

What should come as no surprise, versions of the last-gen single player hits Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City are being packaged and sold for $64.99 CDN as Batman Return To Arkham, Warner Brothers announced this morning.

Warner is promising “improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders” as well as all of the games’ downloadable content.

The games were developed by Rocksteady and the port is being handled by Virtuos a fairly large studio that have put in work on the incredible Heavy Rain port and most recently on Rey’s speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I can dig it.

Batman: Arkham Knight was one of my top 10 games of last year but Arkham City remains one of my favorite games of all time. If you haven’t had a chance to play the first two, now is the time to do so.

Here’s a look at what to expect.

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 superhero 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 AsylumThe 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 26. 

Brock McLaughlin

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