In a momentous collaboration, Warner Bros. Games and DC Comics are excited to announce the highly anticipated release of Batman: Arkham Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch. This marks a historic moment for fans of the iconic superhero as the critically acclaimed trilogy, consisting of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight, becomes available in one comprehensive package. The announcement was made during a captivating reveal at Nintendo Direct on June 21, 2023, and the game is set to launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023.
Developed by the acclaimed Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Trilogy invites players to embark on a cinematic journey through the Arkhamverse, delivering an immersive and atmospheric experience that has captivated fans worldwide. The physical edition of the game will feature Batman: Arkham Asylum on the cartridge, while Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight will be available through a separate download. The compilation ensures players receive the complete Batman experience, including all previously released downloadable content (DLC) from the three titles.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
This groundbreaking game, released in 2009, set the stage for the entire Arkhamverse. Batman: Arkham Asylum took players into the heart of the infamous Arkham Asylum, introducing them to a dark and atmospheric adventure. As players assumed the role of Batman, they confronted notorious villains such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy, leaving an indelible mark on the superhero gaming landscape.
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
The journey continued in 2011 with Batman: Arkham City, building upon the foundation of its predecessor. This installment allowed players to soar through the expansive Arkham City, confronting an incredible Rogues Gallery that included Catwoman, The Joker, and Two-Face. The game elevated the superhero gaming experience with its intense narrative and immersive open-world exploration.
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)
The trilogy reached its epic conclusion in 2015 with Batman: Arkham Knight. This installment raised the stakes for The Dark Knight as he faced the combined threat of Scarecrow and the enigmatic Arkham Knight. Navigating the open game world with the fully drivable Batmobile, players faced off against notorious DC Super-Villains in the ultimate showdown, creating a fitting climax to the Arkhamverse story.
Adding an extra layer of excitement for fans, Warner Bros. Games revealed that players picking up Batman: Arkham Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch will have an exclusive opportunity. A new suit, inspired by Robert Pattinson's portrayal of Batman in The Batman (2022), will be included as a timed exclusive. This unique cosmetic perk will debut in Batman: Arkham Knight on the Switch before making its way to other platforms, allowing players to embody the latest cinematic iteration of the Dark Knight. This inclusion of Robert Pattinson's The Batman suit is a testament to the success of The Batman film, which received widespread acclaim for its faithfulness to the original comics and Pattinson's compelling performance. Fans can look forward to experiencing Gotham's protector in a fresh and exciting way with this exclusive cosmetic addition.
The release of Batman: Arkham Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch is set to captivate a new audience, following the success of superhero games like Spider-Man 2. As fans eagerly anticipate the trilogy's launch on December 1, 2023, it promises to offer an unparalleled Batman experience, inviting players to immerse themselves in the legacy of the Dark Knight.
(Source : press release)