Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Batman: Return to Arkham will release on October 21st for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This comes after a delay pushed back the previously scheduled release date of July 26th to allow developer Virtuous Games more time to finish the remaster.

Return to Arkham includes remastered versions of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as well as all post-launch DLC for both.

Warner Bros. has also provided a new side-by-side comparison video to show off the graphical improvements Virtuous Games has made to the original titles. The new versions of Asylum and City are running on Unreal Engine 4, while the originals run on Unreal Engine 3.

As the trailer shows, the remaster places some updated shadows where there weren’t any before, increases the resolution of Batman’s suit, and also adds a ton of new reflections to the world.

Virtuous previously worked on the PlayStation 4 version of Heavy Rain and contributed to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The work they’ve done on Return to Arkham is pretty impressive, we are sure fans can’t wait to return to Gotham and don the cowl once more.

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