Back when the final Rocksteady Batman game was being developed and was announced, Batman Arkham Knight, they made it clear that this would be their last game, at least Batman wise. And that was a major bummer because Arkham Asylum, City, and even Knight (on consoles anyways) were incredible and well received games, not only to critics but to fans as well. Granted we got a new TellTale Batman adventure in the meantime that is very enjoyable (I recommend you give it a look if you haven’t by now! It’s great….go look at it right now if you haven’t!) But it turns out that that wasn’t the case, so you get the best of both worlds now! You get the incredible story driven TellTale Batman and you get more from Rocksteady!
But what more games from Rocksteady, you may ask? Well how about 3 new games? Well sorta. We get to Return to Arkham in….well, the aptly named Return to Arkham game pack, that has both Arkham Asylum and City redone with higher visuals and whatnot, to put it more on par with Arkham Knight, for the PS4 and Xbox One on October 18th. The games, unlike when they were first shown to us, look much better than the original versions, which is the entire point right? Now they look like proper next gen games which is a great thing, it looks like the game(s) will be more than worth the revisit on the new consoles. Hell I’m sure me and millions more would have had no problem replaying them on the PS3 and Xbox 360 but may as well have it in the highest definition possible!
And we also have a third, brand new game coming in the form of Arkham VR, coming to the PS4 in October as well. This game isn’t as action packed as the rest, it’s definitely a more dumbed down game if you will, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. No other major Batman game has you put on a headset and take your senses, in particular your eyes and what you see, and literally put you in the world of the Batman as the Bat himself! In some ways, though it’ll be much smaller than the other games naturally, this has the potential to be the biggest Batman game of all time, for obvious reasons, and I can’t wait to try it myself. Marvel may be the big film leader and live TV leader as well, for sure, but DC has things down and pat in the gaming world and animated world. Their video game offerings are the best you’ll see from the comic based world for sure and I can’t wait to not only explore more with TellTale but also with Rocksteady, whether in the form of a blast-from-the-past or in the VR world.
Then again, Marvel does have a TellTale game coming too and the new Spider-Man PS4 game looks beyond epic…man…what a time to be a comic fan, whether in films or in gaming!