Batman: Return to Arkham Delayed Indefinitely

Rumored for years, officially announced last month and now delayed indefinitely. Thus far this is the journey of Batman: Return to Arkham, the highly-anticipated collection featuring updated versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) and Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360).

Originally set for a July 29th launch date, the delay is due to WB Games’ worries about the amount of progress and polish. A Warner Bros. staff member posted the following statement on the official Return to Arkham forums:

After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.

While fans may be disappointed, WB are most likely being cautious to avoid another debacle over the launch quality of one of their Batman titles. The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was deemed to be in such an unplayable state upon release that its sales were suspended until the game could be fixed.

As for Return to Arkham, who knows? We’re still going to be returning to Arkham — just maybe not this summer.

I blame Superman and @anon42851937.


Batman fucked with the wrong guy. Superman sent him to development hell.

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They better make these BC now and do immediately. The Unreal Engine on these looked incredible. I’ll settle for BC instead

Just play them on PC!

Batman: Return to Arkham Collection Re-Dated for October

Three months ago, Batman fans had to put away their bat-suits when WB Games announced the Batman: Return to Arkham collection was delayed from its July release date. Though they were clear that we would still be returning to Arkham with updated versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) and Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360), WB was hesitant to put a new release date on it, citing quality issues. The game has been re-dated for launch this year, with a comparison video to boot.

The video compares the PS3 versions with the updated PS4 versions:

Hopefully this gives you enough of a glimpse to decide if you like what you see, because the collection is out quite soon. Batman: Return to Arkham will be available on October 18th on Xbox One.

Mostly looks like more colour and subtler undertones.

I also thought it was just an image, instead of a video at first.
So we had to judge the quality from a single picture featuring Harlequinn’s cleavage…

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A bit of shading and some color. Minor texture work. I’ll stay in my disappointed corner.