DC Comics' Dark Knight is relegated to the shadows for an extra week before swooping onto the PC.
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.
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.
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.
Doesn't matter when they ship the game, Razor and Reloaded group will crack the game in a day, its inevitable.
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 !!
I love how they didn't announce a reason. My bet is that they don't want PC piracy to hurt console sales.
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.
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.
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...
Damn it. Oh wait, maybe it's a good thing considering Skyrim is at the door and Saints Row is parking the car.
This sucks... but since I will be way too busy with Skyrim, it is tolerable. But still sucks for those who wanted it badly.
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.
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.
@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.
I went ahead and pre-ordered Skyrim. Batman will now stay in the back of my mind until I see the price drop.
One week is not for polish a game at all. No one could possibly believe that. It's just a marketing decision.
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.
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.
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.
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
i'll buy this game now only if Rocksteady includes the DLC and all the costumes else i'll rent it for my Ps3
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
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
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.
just postpone the release, i need to buy skyrim and ACr anyways. maybe Dec got money to buy batman perhaps
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