Update: Batman: Return to Arkham has been rated by PEGI.
PEGI provides age ratings for games in Europe and has listed Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum on PlayStation 4. The listing states the game will be released today but if yesterday’s story is accurate, today will see pre-orders for the title begin with the collection launching in June.
Original Story: A GameStop employee appears to have leaked a Batman Arkham HD Collection via images of the unannounced game sent to Eurogamer.
Based on the image below, it seems the Batman Arkham HD Collection includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City as well as all of the DLC for the two games.
Not included is Batman: Arkham Origins, which was developed by Warner Brothers’ Montreal studio. The other games, including the recent Batman: Arkham Knight, were developed by British studio Rocksteady.
The Batman Arkham HD Collection is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 10th. Pre-orders for the title are due to go live tomorrow.
Warner Bros. has not yet commented on the leak and if the announcement is coming tomorrow they may choose not to at this point.
You can see the image below.
Last year’s Batman Arkham City launched last year and met with severe criticism over its broken performance on PC for long months after release. Warner Bros. Montreal’s Origins also suffered from a series of game breaking bugs.
That being said, the Arkham games are generally regarded as some of the best licensed superhero games to date. It might have been very different, with gameplay footage of a cancelled adaptation of 2008’s The Dark Knight from Pandemic and EA recently emerging.
Telltale Games will be providing its own take on the Caped Crusader this summer, you can find out more about their game here. The title was announced during The Game Awards in December and is coming to consoles, PC, Mac, and mobile devices.