Unannounced 'Batman: Arkham Collection' Could Release Tomorrow
According to a now deleted Xbox Store listing picked up by TrueAchievements, Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, and Knight will be thrown together in one big bundle this week.
And I don't mean Microsoft conjured up a cheap way to buy all three seperate games. No sir, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has reportedly created a Batman: Arkham Collection to release as a full package.
Well, full in the sense of Rocksteady Studios Batman titles; Arkham Origins, the third instalment to the Arkham series, was developed by WB Games Montréal and, sadly, it's missing from the collection.
As to why that is, is beyond me. Of course, Origins acts a prequel to the other three titles, and it doesn't exactly fit with the timeline, story-telling, and release of the rest, but who cares? It's Batman and it's great.
But let's not linger on the negatives, and instead focus on the positives - actually, no, let's not. For one, why hasn't Warner Bros. stepped up to commission a new Arkham game (we know Rocksteady is working on a AAA but nothing has been confirmed)? They're bloody brilliant, and players have already enjoyed HD remakes of Asylum and City. And with Knight initially releasing on current-gen consoles, is there really any point in this collection? You can make it at home much cheaper yourself.
Other than for collectors, who've bought every Arkham edition since it launched (including that cool batarang one from Asylum), I really can't see the point in spending more money on this bundle, especially when all Arkham games aren't included.
However, I suppose it does come with all post-launch DLC for each game, and it is in one, handy, Xbox One X-supported package... You know what, there's no point in buying it, but on the grounds that its a great game series (and it's Batman) it'll be on my Christmas list.
And if you've somehow never played these games before - make sure it's on yours, too. They're, undoubtedly, the best Batman - if not superhero - video games ever made. On par with this year's Spider-Man epic.
We're not sure how much this will cost (hopefully not a lot), and if the listing is anything to go by you can expect to see Batman: Arkham Collection hit stores on 27 November. Wait, that's tomorrow - to the Batmobile! Sorry. Here's what the 'official' listing says about the new bundle:
Batman: Arkham Collection brings you the definitive versions of Rocksteady's Arkham Trilogy games, including all post-launch content, in one complete collection. Experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Complete your experience with the explosive finale to the Arkham series in Batman: Arkham Knight. Become the Batman and utilize a wide range of gadgets and abilities to face off against Gotham's most dangerous villains, finally facing the ultimate threat against the city that Batman is sworn to protect.
I know Arkham Origins was a different company but it's like the prequel game. So in my opinion it's not a Arkham Collection without that.- Kieran Bolger (@bolger974) November 23, 2018
What do you think about this news? Will you buy the collection? Should all games be in there? Is it worth it? Make sure you let us know.
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