Remastering the previous generation’s games for replay in the current console cycle is something that only a few titles warrant, but undoubtedly the first two installments of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham franchise deserve the upgrade and revisit. Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City (a trilogy finished by the current gen’s Batman Arkham Knight last year) revolutionized the expectations for a super hero game. These games create an entire side universe for Batman. Each character given a new look consistent to the tone and tenor of Arkham’s world. Each game succeeds wholly as a video game experience, and as a Batman story. Return to Arkham has all the DLC and content for the first two games in one package with upgraded graphics (graphics that caused a six month delay to get to the standard Rocksteady established). There feels like there’s still so many stories that could be told in this universe even if Rocksteady says they’re done, they left the ending of Arkham Knight wide open, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see us return to Arkham for another installment in the future. As always, the cheevos are the property and province of the peerless folks at xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Complete Achievement Trophy List for Batman: Return to Arkham Collection (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)
From GDC, get some insight on Rocksteady’s third stallment in its genre-defining Arkham series (that “genre” being “good Batman video games) from the developers themselves. Also past the synopsis are some new stills released. Arkham Knight hits next gen consonsoles on October 14, 2014.
In the explosive finale to the “Arkham” series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. The game will be released on October 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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Warner Brothers has announced that the third title in the Batman Arkham series will be entitled Batman: Arkham Origins and will be released this fall for all relevant gaming consoles. Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were, as a Batman fanatic, just a joy to play though. This game will serve as a prequel (yeah I know we all are getting to hate that word) to the other games and we’ll know more when this month’s Game Informer hits the stands as this is their cover feature. I am concerned because it’s a different developer and Rocksteady did such a fantastic job, Paul Dini won’t be writing it and Mark Hamill has retired from doing the Joker. So cautiously hopeful is my mood towards this.