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Batman: Return to Arkham compilation official

Remember that rumored Batman compilation that we told you about a while ago? (try to act surprised) Well it’s official.

Looking better than ever, Batman: Return to Arkham obviously stars the first two (read: the best) games in the stellar Arkham series. Mainly from developer Rocksteady and Warner Bros, the whole series is pretty great all-around, but I always thought it was the first two offerings that were the real gems.

Arkham Origins wasn’t from Rocksteady after all, and seemed to be lacking the studio’s polish, and I honestly didn’t care for Arkham Knight all that much. These two are golden though, and with remastered graphics, almost impossible to pass up a second (or third) play-through on.

Here’s what’s on the disc:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. Originally developed by Rocksteady Studios and released in 2009, the game pushed the envelope for action, adventure and super hero games and exposed players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum.  Featuring an original story, gamers can move in the shadows, instill fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum.
  • Batman: Arkham City is Rocksteady Studios’ 2011 follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring through the expansive Arkham City – the maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.  Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight and deliver justice to those confined within Arkham City.

Batman: Return to Arkham hits stores for the Xbox One and PS4 on July the 26th according to GameStop, which should provide a nice little infusion of awesome into the usual Summertime gaming doldrums. The double-pack will run you $49.99 USD.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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