HD remasters or upgraded ports have been all the rage in this generation of consoles. From Sleeping Dogs to Halo’s The Masterchief Collection, to rumours of a Bioshock Collection and now a Batman Arkham remaster. When will they stop? Unfortunately, many people oppose the idea until their favourite series gets remastered. Then it’s ok. One of those game series is certainly the Batman Arkham titles.
This one has been rumoured since last year, and finally it has become all but a reality. Due to release in June of this year, a collection of Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City optimized for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will include all previously released DLC for both titles, and release under the name of Batman: Return to Arkham.
Unfortunately, this collection will not include Batman: Arkham Origins which was developed by Warner Bros Montréal and not Rocksteady, who worked on the original trilogy of titles, including Arkham Knight.
The collection has since been found listed by PEGI, who are Europe’s rating board for age restrictions and content, which further confirms this collection’s existence. After the rather hot and cold reception of Batman v Superman, it feels like bad timing, but if anything, this duo of titles is fantastic and if you missed them the first time, now you have no excuse. For the record, the games were already in HD when they released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so does it need a HD update? At least we should expect 60 frames per second, which would look nice.