Batman: Arkham City swoops onto PC November 15

The Dark Night returns to PC next month sporting Games for Windows branding; arrives three days later in the UK.

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The world's greatest detective may be able to take on countless goons at once, but landing simultaneously on three different platforms is too much to handle, even for the caped crusader. While Batman: Arkham City launched today on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the Games for Windows version for November 15 in the US. European PC players will have to wait three more days for the game's release on November 18.

Batman stands for virtues like punching dudes in the back of the head.

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

77 comments
jdawson1960
jdawson1960

I preordered the PC version of batman AC 2 months before its release only to be told on October 18, that the release date is now Nov. 15.. I am not happy!!

Zloth2
Zloth2

@pidow Tessellation, PhysX, and 3D Vision, oh my! Whatever the game is like, the graphics are going to be awesome.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

@OneHandBand1t No. It's GfWL, LIVE is enabled and it's an addtional DRM. This freaking game has 3 DRMs: -Steam DRM for achievements -GfWL DRM -Securom DRM with limited activations A triple DRM is the best way to turn loyal customers into pirates.

OneHandBand1t
OneHandBand1t

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BloodMist
BloodMist

I won this in a raffle so I will be able to enjoy all the gothic goodness for free!

sknight175216
sknight175216

I really don't get why people are complaining about GFWL. I like it because I don't own a console but many of friends have xbox 360's and I can talk to them an interact with them. Also I can get achievements. But to each his own I guess...

Carlos161
Carlos161

Have fun my console friends :(

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

As much as I want this game on PC, I'm reserving Skyrim first.

Triton
Triton

To late, bought for the xbox last night. Will have it done and be playing BF3 on the pc next month by that time. Have to save some of the good stuff for the pc.

pidow
pidow

O.K. delayed, the game better be a nine(9) or greater, I've pre-ordered and am dieing to play, take your time and make it GREAT!

MOTHERRUSSIA1
MOTHERRUSSIA1

even though i ve got coupon of this game. i dont even care of this game more than skyrim. SKYRIM!! rocksteady's marketing team gotta be nothing but full of mindless fools

MOTHERRUSSIA1
MOTHERRUSSIA1

well im not gonna rant or anything. u can say i already got used to it as well as other pc gamers. in the future. u must expect any hit game will be delayed on pc by at least 3 weeks. dont fall for their hopeless bullcrapping. especially if its ubisoft

andyk01
andyk01

On Nov 15th Assassin's creed revelations and Skyrim will occupied my time for a least one month, I'll wait till next year until this is discounted, is not big deal, if I have Batman fever I'll replay the first one.

Tyberis1
Tyberis1

Oh I completely agree, console dumbs down every good PC game. God forbid they cater to some 5 year old that complains about button navigation on a keyboard....

pelvist
pelvist

Ill delay buying it till its on discount then.

slayn03
slayn03

say waaaa!? Month after x360.... I would slap the face of person that done that, to wait 1 month to play it in superior quality and 3D Vision on my H5360 :/ god damn it what now!!?? play it on x360.... nahhh!

StormXLR
StormXLR

Yeah right, pirating really? went to my local "fake"market this afternoon already saw Batman AC for 360 for less then 1 USD so eat your words about PC pirating.

fadersdream
fadersdream

The games Consolized, so you shouldn't buy it. It'll only encourage companies to make dumbed down games for little kids. Show your PC pride and buy... ... I don't know the sims or something.

rohanthedreamer
rohanthedreamer

well the xbox 360 version has been on torrent sites for a week now so dont give us the piracy excuse.....

Tyberis1
Tyberis1

The PC version is not coming out a month later due to "multi-platform difficulties", it comes out a month later to deter pirated versions of the game. They are hoping that most people can't wait and buy a PS3 or XBox 360 version of the game, that is much more difficult to get your hands on bootleg copies, than wait an extra month. Think about it....

oldbomb
oldbomb

Just imagine the effect if everyone joined me.

oldbomb
oldbomb

I will not buy this game simply because they extended the release date.This is my own little way to boycott this game to teach the publishers a lesson.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I seriously don't understand why they chose to implement SecuRom. After all the bad press and the fact that it's a completely useless piece of malware you'd have thought they'd wisen up.

azurik15
azurik15

Free for new Nvidia 560 series gpu card owners.

Dante200X
Dante200X

GFWL (worst service ever), SecuROM (No, just no) and it's also on steam (awesome, but the other 2 aren't needed in this case). WTF ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?! Seriously I'd love to know the guy (or group) that was in charge of what to do with the PC version. Then I tell them how dumb they are. -__-

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

really don't see peoples problem with GFWL... :? they released a PhysX and DX11 video yesterday, definitely worth waiting for.

Psycho2019
Psycho2019

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Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Errr I'm a little confused I got a coupon for a free PC dwnload of batman:AC with my graphics card I got 2 weeks ago and I started downloading it before I left for work this morning someone's made a mistake here

Ninjasome
Ninjasome

And then they complain about pirates....

starduke
starduke

The PC version is not only going to come out in November, it's also gonna have SecuROM, and GFWL! And that's on the STEAM version! Good thing it's Batman, or I wouldn't even get the damned game. As it is, I'm gonna even longer then November to get it, because I want to get Skyrim first, since that's bound to be epic, and it just has Steam.

TheJoker88
TheJoker88

Perhaps them adding in Hi-Res textures, Additional Phsyx (which won't be limited to Nvidia GFX cards this time, but will run better with them though), and DX11 features like tessellation is the culprit? http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,846939/Batman-Arkham-City-Technical-advantages-of-the-PC-version-DX11-tessellation-and-more/News/ GFWL wasn't that much of a problem for B:AA, for me anyway.... You can easily make an offline account. I find GFWL is a real so-and-so for games that have MP.

Darthrocker
Darthrocker

@mrboone01 sounds about right boone... but the console versions already on the net for pirates...

winshot
winshot

Delaying PC Version when the market is flooded with nearly 10 games... Got to kick their marketing director in the a$$... You will lose a lot of customers to other games..... Now! will be the appropriate time for the game's release... Dumb Rocksteady... We PC Gamers must be idle when all console babies are trying to solve riddler challenges...Damn!

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

So the PC port won't have bugs. PC port of arkham asylum did have some annoying bugs every now and then.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I will be getting this game for the PC, its just to bad it comes out so close to Skyrim

John_Read
John_Read

was there any need to delay it ? another lame excuses for delay

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

This is actually good! Its better if they take the time to polish the game and release a good game for the pc and not just a bad port full of bugs that needs 4000 updates an 2 gb of patches to fix the half of the problems. *cough Rage cough*

merigoldsass
merigoldsass

@DeviLBringeRRR perfection does not need explanations.

merigoldsass
merigoldsass

@ thenerd64, games for windows live is basically the evil demented offspring of xbox live for pc. as annoying and pointless as gfwl is , batman arkham city will most likely be immensely better than the console versions.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

Oh crap. I thought PC version will be this month... Now I have to wait for another month. >_

ziproy
ziproy

I thought the first one was gonna play terriblly on the pc but I actually prefered it more than I did the consoles. I think I'll wait for this, not to mention it's gonna be ten bucks cheaper

josephtdavey
josephtdavey

Oh no. The same week Skyrim comes out, and the same day SR3 and AC: Revelations release! X'( my wallet!

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Oh Games for Windows Live... I hate you with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns...

defan88
defan88

@thenerd64 games for windows live

Dante0611
Dante0611

amazing game ive played it on a friends console ..wanted it for pc but when i saw GFWL i ran away like i saw the devil ill pass tyvm.