Batman: Arkham City PC delayed to November 22

DC Comics' Dark Knight is relegated to the shadows for an extra week before swooping onto the PC.

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While console gamers have been playing Batman: Arkham City for weeks, would-be PC players have had to patiently wait for that version's November 15 release date. They'll have to wait a little longer, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the caped crusader's PC outing has been pushed a week to November 22 in North America.

Bats must lie in wait for one extra week.

The publisher also specified international dates, saying Arkham City will hit Australia on Nov. 23, France and Benelux on Nov. 24, and other European territories on Nov. 25. No reason was given for the delay.

Like its predecessor, Arkham City drops Batman in the confines of an unconventional prison. But where Arkham Asylum stuck players in the halls and courtyards of a mental hospital overrun with the Joker's goons and allies, Arkham City deposits them in a sprawling neighborhood of Gotham City that has been walled off to contain the criminal element.

Under the watchful eye of "warden" Dr. Hugo Strange, who knows Batman's secret identity, inmates of Arkham City are free to do anything they want short of attempting escape. In addition to Strange, the game will feature Batman villains like Two-Face and the Joker.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Batman: Arkham City.

Discussion

156 comments
sknight175216
sknight175216

@a11malam LMAO! Just...stfu. You're so ignorant ha ha.

HikezKasama
HikezKasama

Oh I am so getting this game.....Batman is my favorite Hero! Always has been, always will be.

ACWH
ACWH

Not completely miffed about this because my time is mainly being eaten up with Skyrim and BF3. Batman can wait till x-mas as far as I'm concerned.

a11malam
a11malam

enjoying the wait guys? hahahahahaha!!!!! buy a real console

mamr3z
mamr3z

whats next?it wont be released?

SpiiiiiiiiKe
SpiiiiiiiiKe

Doesn't matter when they ship the game, Razor and Reloaded group will crack the game in a day, its inevitable.

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

I hope somethings doesn't go wrong for PC edition..

eerkkisa
eerkkisa

Why is everybody crying and why is everybody talking about something called Skyrim. C'mon guys on Nov 15 we'll have AC: Revelations and a week later Batman: Arkham City. I'd say this is perfect timing - two Epic, long awaited and polished games in a week's time !!

Diegorch
Diegorch

This has to be the best game of the goddamn year.....Give us your best shot Rocksteady!!!!

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

As long as the game isn't full of bugs, then it'll be worth the wait.

flashn00b
flashn00b

I love how they didn't announce a reason. My bet is that they don't want PC piracy to hurt console sales.

FaYt2021
FaYt2021

Damn, guess I'll just get it on my PS3! LOL SIKE!! This just give me more time to play Skyrim! I was worried about how I would be able to manage that, and this is the perfect answer.

DanGleeSack
DanGleeSack

Id rather have a playable game that looks great on my PC and not full of bugs than get it a week earlier. I get it for free anyways since i upgraded my old @$$ graphics card to be able to play BF3.

artworkajb
artworkajb

Too bad it doesn't come out before Skyrim like it was supposed to. Now I won't get to play it until sometime late next year...

me4656
me4656

Damn it. Oh wait, maybe it's a good thing considering Skyrim is at the door and Saints Row is parking the car.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

This sucks... but since I will be way too busy with Skyrim, it is tolerable. But still sucks for those who wanted it badly.

thegash35
thegash35

Stop being a bunch of baby whiners. If the game is good and you want to play it, then buy it. If they released it sooner and it was filled with 1000 bugs you'd all be complaining about companies releasing "unfinished" games and stealing your hard earned money.

oldbomb
oldbomb

WTF? this is idiotic. I am not going to buy this game now.

Magician679
Magician679

This is getting irritating. I was going to buy this the day it came out and wait for Saints row 3. Now I am going to get saints row and pick this up when the price goes down in a few months.

TheProphetD
TheProphetD

Pre-ordered it for the PC (The best platform for any game), can't wait!

FredWallace18
FredWallace18

@Kickable It's not about "who gets it first". It about companies making false claims and lying to customer. I pre-ordered this--go ahead, call me stupid--and it's not like I wouldn't have otherwise, but it's nice knowing when I'll get what I paid for. Also, since games like this have development cycles of two years or more, it just feels silly that they need an extra 7 days. Finally, I enjoy that you call us "PC gamers", as if we're all the same and none of us has consoles as well.

fadersdream
fadersdream

you wouldn't like it, it's consolized.

vader501st
vader501st

Seriously, this is BS. Screw this game.

d33pak001
d33pak001

On the brighter side i will giv me more tym alone with my Skyrim

MarcioHuser
MarcioHuser

Oh, come on! Why, God, why? 15th would be perfect for me as it is a holyday over here :P

tektrader
tektrader

I went ahead and pre-ordered Skyrim. Batman will now stay in the back of my mind until I see the price drop.

Peter_Eater
Peter_Eater

Delayed? Who cares? Skyrim is out on Friday!

Caverna
Caverna

One week is not for polish a game at all. No one could possibly believe that. It's just a marketing decision.

glenn2709
glenn2709

Typical. I'm sure we all know the reason for the delay, apart from crashing date with heavy hitters like BF3, UC3 and COD. Those who say they will spend time polishing the game is just lying to themselves.

Jedimg
Jedimg

Good. Means they'll put extra time in polishing the game and making it run good on the PC, not a simple console port. Gotta love companies that put quality over quick releases of rushed games.

aleks_989
aleks_989

I now that this game is going to shine on PC, but I am tired of all the delays for PC.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

The PC release better be the dogs gonads. Now I don't have the dilemma of this & Skyrim on Friday. Normally I would be annoyed but Skyrim Is more than enough to appease me.

JamilAhmed1994
JamilAhmed1994

I'd be okay with this if they had issued reasons for both delays.

GriffinBalls
GriffinBalls

Batman would have been a much shorter game than Skyrim so I would have got it to fill the void. Alas I won't need to now, batman won't be played for months/at all. Real bad timing DC

marxux_1
marxux_1

i'll buy this game now only if Rocksteady includes the DLC and all the costumes else i'll rent it for my Ps3

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

it's a stupid game as the movie series were (except the first Batman). Only a stupid person could like that kind of crap game

shansss123
shansss123

oh come on not again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gamingumar
gamingumar

wth is this. why they doing this

Kickable
Kickable

that's so selfish. who cares if they got it sooner? theirs was ready and ours isn't. console games sell faster than PC games so it's a priority. they used common sense in terms of how to make the most money. PC gamers have dealt with game delays since the dawn of time because there's so much testing required. get over it it's just not possible for PC gamers to get equal treatment. do you really think there'd be less complaining if they developed a game on some kind of general "target PC"? you guys seem to not pay attention to all the flak they get when they release buggy games, because there's alot more angry people with 100x the intensity lol myself i'd take a buggier version early and just use my own judgment on whether to go ahead and play it or wait for patches. but they're not making games for people like me they're making them for people who are going to see a buggy game as being burnt and they'll just be known as the company that release crap, because those people will not have bought any of their other games after that. just be happy that we already know we're getting an awesome game according to console reviews

Peter23CU
Peter23CU

I can't believe that this game is delayed again, maybe next time delay all platforms until all working. There as been too many games for PC being delayed this year, I say consoles can't have the game/s untill PC version is working and then release them on the same day because if it wasn't for PC, you couldn't make games.

MindwalkerX
MindwalkerX

Again!? This is getting ridiculous already.

kaeyny
kaeyny

just postpone the release, i need to buy skyrim and ACr anyways. maybe Dec got money to buy batman perhaps