WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES BATMAN™: RETURN TO ARKHAM
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman™: Return to Arkham, which bundles award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City,is available now in North America for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
The new release is remastered by Virtuos and brings the two critically acclaimed games, including all Game of the Year and downloadable content from both titles, to the current generation of consoles with improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. Batman: Return to Arkham launches in Australia and New Zealand Oct. 19 and other international territories Oct. 21 for a suggested retail price of $49.99/€49.99/£39.99.
“Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are two classic games from one of the world’s premier studios and we’ve worked diligently with Virtuos to deliver an experience that fans will equally enjoy on the current generation of consoles,” said Steven Chiang, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Production and Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We’re excited for players to delve deep into these games, whether they’ve already experienced the games or are jumping in for the first time.”
Originally developed by Rocksteady Studios and released in 2009 to a 92 Metacritic score, Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all started. The game set the stage for DC’s “Arkhamverse” that fans know and love today, and introduced players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes players 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 that builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Earning a 96 Metacritic score, the game sends 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.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios. For more information, please refer to: www.virtuosgames.com; Twitter @virtuosgames
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