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Officially confirmed last week, Batman: Return to Arkham will be dropping from gargoyles into shops all over South Africa on 26 July, with a batrecommended batretail batprice of R699 on PS4 and Xbox One. The batbundle includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, plus all DLC, now with 100% more next-gen batbling. Not a bad batdeal.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. Originally developed by Rocksteady Studios and released in 2009, the game pushed the envelope for action, adventure and super hero games and exposed players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum.  Featuring an original story, gamers can move in the shadows, instill fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum,” sez the batpress stuff.

Batman: Arkham City is Rocksteady Studios’ 2011 follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring through the expansive Arkham City – the maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.  Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight and deliver justice to those confined within Arkham City.”

Although I wasn’t as impressed with the more disorganised Arkham City (… but that ending, oh em gee whiz), Arkham Asylum is probably one of my top 10 games ever, ever. If you missed out the first time around, or perhaps you, uh, couldn’t get the glide manoeuvre to work properly, now’s the time to make up for it.

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