This episode breaches the peace treaty with Tetsuya Nomura
Everyone heard about the trouble surrounding last year’s Batman title Arkham Knight, a fairly solid game overshadowed by the complete botch-job of a PC port and the various delays leading up to its release. So now, it doesn’t come as much surprise when Warner Bros. announces that Batman: Return to Arkham, a remaster of the Arkham Asylum and Arkham City titles, has been delayed.
Due out for PS4 and Xbox One, the Return to Arkham collection was meant to feature a general visual update of 2009’s fantastic Asylum and 2011’s pretty good City, as well as including all the DLC à la the GOTY package. The remaster was meant to hit stores on July 26th, but according to Warner’s release, the game needs “additional time.”
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.
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With no other information, it’s unclear when exactly Return to Arkham will come out. Warner Bros. may have learned their lesson about PC ports, but who knows if these delays will go down the same fraught path as Arkham Knight. Regardless, it’s a probably a good idea the remaster is going back to the shop, considering some of it looks worse than the originals.