Holy smokes Batman! Something is afoot in Gotham!
If you were hoping to make a return trip to Arkham Asylum later this summer, you might end up a little disappointment. Batman: Return to Arkham, the remaster of the first two Arkham games for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, has been delayed indefinitely.
As confirmed by a WB staff member on the game's official forum, the box set that featured both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will not be releasing on July 29 as initially planned. No future release date has been given for the remaster, putting its exact future in doubt.
Here's the official statement on the delay from WB staff member Steve Grayson:
After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.
Even with the release of Return to Arkham unclear, the year will still have its fair share of Batman games. Telltale's highly awaited episodic adventure is set to kick off within the next few months, and a Playstation VR experience based on the Arkham series was announced at E3 just last week. Return to Arkham withstanding, Batman fans have plenty to look forward to in the video game realm this year.