Fans and gamers alike have been waiting for “Batman Return to Arkham” for a while now. But will their wait be for nothing? Has Warner Bros. really cancelled the game’s release?
According to Comic Book Resources, Warner Bros. Games did review the progress of the project recently. The team did not think it was “polished” enough for launching. However, the company did not cancel the game’s launch entirely. But fans will still need to wait around for it a little longer.
In a statement on their official blog, Warner Bros. Games itself confirmed the change in release schedule. “The team has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham,” the statement read. Warner Bros. will move the launch date to give their partners at Virtuous Games more time to work on it and deliver a “more polished” product.
Warner Bros. assures fans that the delay will be all for the best. “We know this is disappointing news,” the company said. “But we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.”
“Batman: Return to Arkham” will include the bundled remasters of “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City.” Fans originally expected a July 26 launch for the collection.
When can fans expect “Batman Return to Arkham” to hit stores now? “We do not have a release date yet,” Warner Bros. said. “[But we] will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready.”
“Batman: Arkham Asylum” explored the iconic insane asylum where DC’s most iconic super villains, like the Joker and Harley Quinn, often hung out. The studio originally developed it in 2009. The studio then released “Batman: Arkham City” as a sequel in 2011.
The game collection, “Batman: Return to Arkham” will still be available for PS4 and Xbox.
Meanwhile, fans will also have to wait for another “Batman” game to be launched later than expected. Gamers will have to wait until the end of the year to play all “Batman: Telltale Series” episodes.
When will Warner Bros. launch “Batman Return to Arkham?” Stay tuned for updates.