Batman: Arkham Collection Edition is coming to PC and consoles. If you want to go back and play the games in order and don’t have the first game or two, here’s your chance.
Gamers in the UK will see this collection first, as it hits November 22, but you can bet the dark knight’s combined adventures will hit the US eventually. After all, Gotham City is based on New York City, a US location.
This collection is being released by Warner Bros. Interactive, practically the same people behind Origins. The UK is getting this collection first possibly because Batman: Arkham Origins outsold Grand Theft Auto V in its first week over there.
No, you won’t need to make room for a three-disc collection, because Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are being included as little more than codes you use to download them digitally.
Batman: Arkham Collection Edition will give you Game of the Year editions of the first two games on PC, which usually includes all of the DLC under the same price banner. The PlayStation 3 version of Origins will include the Knightfall Pack, which offers a set of skins to turn Batman into a variety of versions we’ve seen throughout the decades. The consoles are otherwise getting none of the DLC.
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The actual chronological order the games occur in is as follows:
- Batman: Arkham Origins has Bruce Wayne in his second year as Batman, during which the Black Mask puts a hit out on him. This draws out some of Gotham City’s most notorious villains for the first time.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum gives us a scenario where the Joker has taken over the infamous asylum and made it his own stronghold to trap and kill Batman.
- Batman: Arkham City opens up Gotham City a little more, as the warden of Arkham Asylum expands the facility and incarcerates the dark knight under “protocol 10.” It’s up to Batman to figure out what’s really going on as Hugo Strange secretly manipulates the system.
Are you excited to see all three games in the Batman: Arkham Collection Edition?