It looks like the worst kept secret called Batman: Return To Arkham has finally been officially announced and detailed out. It's not like we didn't know much already as all of the details kept popping up on the remastering of Rocksteady Games' award winning franchise. It's just now been confirmed and it looks like Return To Arkham is poised and ready to hit the PS4 and Xbox One on July 26th. Thankfully just after we all get back and need a break from SDCC this year but sadly a year too late to give us a true gaming experience to play all of the titles in one straight shot. Oh well…
Anyways, as has been reported time and time again Return To Arkham will house both Rocksteady titles, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, all remastered with all of the DLC included. What is a bit of news is that it has all been redone in the Unreal 4 engine form the Unreal 3 that it was originally done on. Not a massive undertaking from experience but it does lend to some amazing buffs in the gameplay when all is said and done. If only there was time to upscale the rest of the models and textures too. Although let's be honest here, they were pretty clean and nice when everything first came out years ago.
Outside of that there isn't much more to say as the big thing we were waiting for was just the release announcement for Batman: Return To Arkham and now we have it. That and we have a new trailer showing off all of the upgrades. Hopefully you can see all of the upgrades.
Batman: Return To Arkham — Madhouse Trailer
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Return To Arkham. The new title bundles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, two of the most critically acclaimed videogames on the last generation of gaming consoles. Both are being remastered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One using Unreal Engine 4, a first for the award winning Batman: Arkham series. Remastered by Virtuos, this set offers fans a chance to play the first two Batman: Arkham titles including all Game of the Year edition bonus and downloadable content from both games, now with improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. Batman: Return To Arkham will be available beginning July 26th for a suggested retail price of $49.99/€49.99/£39.99.
Are you really that surprised to see Batman: Return To Arkham fully announced now? Are you curious why Warner Bros. didn't get this out before Arkham Knight? Are you happy to be able to give the Scarecrow challenges again? Let us know and discuss away in the comments below. For more on Batman: Return To Arkham as we head into the release date keep yourself right here. We will bring you anything else we may have on this already game of the year bundle.