It’s been a special seven days for fans of the Caped Crusader. Last week not only heralded the long-anticipated arrival of PlayStation VR but with it, Rocksteady’s timed-exclusive Batman: Arkham VR, a short, sweet and immersive experience that allowed you to don the cape and cowl as Bats.
The superhero action doesn’t stop there, as today brings forth a blast from the not-so-distant past in the form of Batman: Return to Arkham. Developed by Chinese studio Virtuos in collaboration with Rocksteady, the remastered bundle touts all of the improvements one would expect from a re-release – upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and even shaders – and features both Batman: Arkham Asylum and its critically-adorned open world sequel, Arkham City.
Both games feature an original story, too, and ardent DC fans can expect to find scores of Easter eggs and other comic book nods littered across Asylum and City. The only disappointment is that it doesn’t include 2015’s trilogy-capper Batman: Arkham Knight, but we digress.
Once on course to debut during the summer months, Batman: Return to Arkham is available from today, October 18, across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those Down Under (read: Australia and New Zealand) can look forward to the remastered bundle arriving on October 19, before it expands into those remaining international territories on October 21.
A side-by-side comparison video can be glimpsed down below, just keep in mind that this collection doesn’t include Arkham Knight or Warner Bros. Montreal’s prequel Arkham Origins.