The fans will be able to lay their hands on the Batman: Return of Arkham DLC bundle from October 18th. The news came in as a relief since Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had initially canceled the downloadable content.
Batman: Return to Arkham was supposed to be out in June, but that never happened. Batman: Return to Arkham is the remastered edition of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, the first two games from Batman: Arkham series.
The downloadable content for both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are present in Batman: Return to Arkham. The comparison of the original game in PlayStation 3 and the reworked version reveals marked improvement in the graphics. There are numerous changes in colorization, definition, and shading.
There is a marked improvement in the environment and settings of the game. Changes have been incorporated in lighting and effects as well. The fans realized that the delay in Batman: Return to Arkham was a requirement for the team to fine tune the remastered version.
Rocksteady Studios released Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009. The gameplay takes the players inside the dark world of the mental asylum. DC Comic is dark and gritty, and that is exactly how the developers created Arkham Asylum.
The game’s primary mission is to make Batman free The Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and Scarecrow from the asylum. The game became a huge success and went on to win the Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever at the Guinness World Record.
The success of Arkham Asylum was broken by Batman: Arkham City. The game was released in 2011 and featured Gotham City’s maximum security prison. The villains Batman had released from Arkham Asylum goes on to taking control of the correctional facility in Batman: Arkham City.
Apart from the villains from Arkham Asylum, the game added new villains like The Riddler, Catwoman, and Mr. Freeze. The game was also a huge success and won numerous awards for the gameplay. Given that the remastered Batman: Return to Arkham is going to combine features of both the games, it is going to be an exciting one.
Batman: Return to Arkham will be available on both PS4 and Xbox One. Virtuos Games remastered the original games with the Unreal 4 graphics engine. The original games were on Unreal 3, and this explains the massive change in the visuals.
The black tones are deeper and richer, helping Catwoman come to life in the game. According to Forbes, the game looks better in PS3 than in PS4. The black tones have a brownish sheen to it in PS4, and this affects the visuals to some extent.
Fans who have downloaded the screenshot of the game have compared the remastered Batman: Return to Arkham to the original Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. The fans note that the visuals in the original are more profound than the remastered version. The Joker’s face looks more detailed in the PS3 than in PS4.
The remastered Batman: Return to Arkham includes improved anti-aliasing and better lighting, but there are aspects of the visual that look better on the PS3.
Remastered games are frequently compared to their original version. The comparison usually presents similar results. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are powerful machines. While Unreal Engine 4 is advanced than Unreal 3, the result reflects the effort and the resources that have been put in.
The perfect remastered version must look good on all platforms in all categories, but that isn’t the case with Batman: Return to Arkham. The remastered version in this instance is like a mixed bag since there are elements that have significantly improved and some that haven’t.