Batman: Return to Arkham Launches Today on PS4 and Xbox One
Batman's last-gen games go HD.
Return to Arkham, which costs $50, contains updated versions of last-generation Batman games Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, which were developed by Rocksteady. Both contain "fully remastered and updated" graphics, while all previously released DLC is also included for both games.
Return to Arkham was developed by Virtuous, which previously worked on Heavy Rain's PS4 version and contributed to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Additionally, the company created assets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The first two Batman Arkham games garnered near-unanimous praise from critics. GameSpot's Arkham Asylum review said: "everything about this game--the impressive visuals, stirring soundtrack, superb voice acting, fiendish puzzles, hard-hitting combat--feels like it has been lovingly crafted by a development team that's both knowledgeable and passionate about the source material."
Arkham City was also rated highly: "From the speedy exhilaration of soaring high above the streets to the atmospheric thrill of discovering long-forgotten secrets in the tunnels below Gotham, this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll."
Take a look at the side-by-side trailer below to see how the graphics compare.
The latest Batman console game was Batman: Arkham Knight. It came out in June 2015 and has reportedly sold 5 million copies. It was also developed by Rocksteady, and is apparently the last core Batman game from the studio, though it launched Batman: Arkham VR last week.
Rocksteady has discussed saying goodbye to the Batman series.
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