It seems that Rocksteady Studios’ hugely successful Batman: Arkham series will re-released once again in the form of the Batman Arkham Collection. This collection was leaked a few days ago. Rocksteady recently confirmed that the collection is indeed real and is currently only being released in Europe for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The leak came from a listing on Amazon UK, which was later deleted when people picked up on it. The collection includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady’s marketing game manager Gaz Deaves confirmed the leak via Twitter. “Batman: Arkham Collection is coming to Europe in Sept, and includes the E2DK skin (the first time it’s available outside NA). Early next year E2DK will be released as a free download for everyone who owns BAK on PS4 worldwide.”
As stated in the tweet, it will be the first time that those outside of North America have access to the Earth 2 Dark Knight skin. This skin was exclusive to players who attended to E3 2015.
Deaves also said that Arkham Knight and all of its DLC will be included as a download code in the collection. This suggests that there will be disc versions for Batman: Arkham Asylum and City. This collection will also include the remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, which were re-released as the Return to Arkham collection in 2016.
It seems that this collection still doesn’t include Batman: Arkham Origins, which was a prequel game developed by Warner Bros. Montreal. It always seems to be left out of the Arkham conversation and is the only title in the series not to receive an upgrade to the current generation. Many fans perceive it to be the weakest installment in the series.
If you have never picked up any of the Arkham games, you really have no excuse not to now. The re-release of the collection in 2019 is also in celebration of the character’s 80th years anniversary. Batman really is an old-timer.
Are you thinking of picking up the Batman Arkham Collection?