Bad news for all you Bat-Gamers out there. Looks like we won't be able to play a shiny new version of Arkham Asylum anytime soon.
Via an official post on the forums, Warner Bros. confirmed that they would be delaying Batman: Return To Arkham, in order to give Virtuos Games (the team behind the remaster) more time. The full announcement reads:
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 Virtuous 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.
As many fans have already pointed out, this spells bad news for the remaster. When Warner Bros. tried to get Arkham Knight onto the PC, they too were met with delays, and ultimately the product was withdrawn from the PC platform altogether after numerous attempts to fix the port failed.
After being details of the game were leaked multiple times, Warner Bros. officially announced the game in May, with an original 29th of July release date. The game is set to feature "improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders", and contains both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, along with all DLC content and Game of the Year edition bonuses.
Hardly any info has been given as to the cause of the delay, but hopefully it's simply because Virtuos Games want to get the cape just right, and not that the game is broken.
Batman: Return To Arkham currently has no release date, but you can watch the announcement trailer here: