Fans of Batman games can now pre-order Batman Return to Arkham digitally. It is a strong indication that Warner Bros. has set a release date for the game and the publisher will no more delay its launch. The game will be available worldwide next month as the company already scheduled its release for October.
For PS4 and Xbox One, players can pre-order the game for just US$49.99. Batman Return to Arkham is a combination of two of the highly popular games from the franchise. Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum are bundled in this HD collection.
The game developer has updated both the previously launched titles with improved graphics for Batman Return to Arkham. The upcoming remastered version of the two games has faced several delays in the past, but now that the pre-orders are live, there is a high possibility that the release is on track.
After the release of gameplay footages, the upcoming game received mixed reactions from fans. A majority of franchise fans are not happy with what the company is doing with the two critically acclaimed titles. The developer Rocksteady Studios has already confirmed that the game is not going to be released on PC. The major disappointment comes from the game?s visuals as some faces in the last-gen versions look better than those in the remaster.
For the original games, especially the trilogy, Rocksteady Studios used Unreal Engine 3. Now, compared to the originals, the upcoming Batman Return to Arkham game doesn?t feature significant improvements in graphics. For the old games, the company highly modified the game engine. But when they switched the game engine this time, everyone was expecting the title to feature stunning visuals, but it?s not what they got.
However, there?s still time before the game?s release, so there?s a chance that the studio will address the problems and deliver on their promises. The game will be available worldwide on October 18. Those who wish to pre-order a physical copy of the game can purchase from retailers such as Amazon, GameStop or BestBuy.