Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Batman: Return to Arkham will be released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on October 21st. The bundle includes remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, as well as all of the Game of the Year edition bonus and downloadable content previously released. The remastered versions feature improved graphics, upgraded models, lighting, environments, effects, and shaders.
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.
To showcase the new remastered versions, Warner Bros. has published a side-by-side trailer showing original PlayStation 3 footage against the new PlayStation 4 footage. Check it out below:
Even though it’s currently available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’s a bit of a shame that Warner Bros. didn’t included Batman: Arkham Knight in the bundle as well to make a complete series. What do you think about the HD remaster comparison? Are you planning on picking up Batman: Return to Arkham on October 21st? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.