Batman: Return to Arkham will finally answer the Bat signal on Oct. 18 for Xbox One

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced a new release date for Batman: Return to Arkham for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game, with remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be released on October 18.

The reveal of the new release date was posted on the official Batman Arkham Twitter page. Originally, Batman: Return to Arkham was supposed to be out in late July, but Warner Bros. Interactive made the decision to delay its release for "additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience."

The remasters included in Batman: Return to Arkham use Unreal Engine 4, rather than the older Unreal Engine 3 which was used in the original games made for older console platforms. In addition, the games will include all of their post-release DLC and Game of the Year content. Developer Rocksteady created the games originally, but their remasters are being handled by Chinese company Virtuous.

John Callaham