Section: Video Games

Batman: Return to Arkham Screenshots Show Graphics Changes

Following the announcement of Batman: Return to Arkham, images comparing the original versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City with their remastered versions have appeared.

Reddit user blackfire561 has taken a selection of scenes from Return to Arkham trailer and found the corresponding shots in the original versions of Asylum and City. This has provided a good look at what rebuilding the games on Unreal Engine 4 has achieved. A few of the images can be found above, but the full set is here.

Click image to view in full screen gallery

Both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were developed using Unreal Engine 3, but Chinese company Virtuous opted to use the latest version of Epic's game engine for its remasters.

In addition to the base games, players receive all Game of the Year extras and downloadable content in Return to Arkham. Overall, Warner Bros. said players can expect "improved graphics" and "upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects, and shaders."

Return to Arkham launches on July 26 and will cost $50/€50/£40.

The first two Batman Arkham games gained near-unanimous praise in reviews. GameSpot's Arkham Asylum review said "everything about this game--the impressive visuals, stirring soundtrack, superb voice acting, fiendish puzzles, hard-hitting combat--feels like it has been lovingly crafted by a development team that's both knowledgeable and passionate about the source material."

Arkham City was also rated highly: "From the speedy exhilaration of soaring high above the streets to the atmospheric thrill of discovering long-forgotten secrets in the tunnels below Gotham, this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll."

Batman: Arkham Knight, the latest in the series, was released in June 2015 and has reportedly sold 5 million copies. It is apparently the last Batman game developer Rocksteady plans to make for the foreseeable future.

No Comments Top
X-Men Apocalypse: Spoiler-Free Review
The X-Men are back, and there are a ton of new faces! Ed and Luke discuss their impressions on the film and the new cast of characters.
No Comments Top
GS News – Batman Arkham Remasters, World of Warcraft Expansions Free with Base Game!
Square-Enix say “exciting Tomb Raider news” is coming, and Warner Bros. reveal the Batman: Return to Arkham bundle for PS4 and Xbox One.
No Comments Top
Homefront: The Revolution Review
Somewhere within Homefront: The Revolution--beneath the choppy framerate, the hackneyed narrative, and the half-explored mechanics that are hastily introduced then forgotten just as quickly--exists a solid, cinematic shooter. All the ingredients are th...
No Comments Top
GS News Update: Doom Ultra Nightmare Mode Beaten in 5 Hrs.
Doom ultra nightmare mode is so tough the devs couldn't even beat it. Then YouTuber Zero Master came along...
No Comments Top
Did You Know They Made a Mass Effect Ride?
Mass Effect: New Earth is unveiled at California's Great America theme park. Join Rob and Mary as they get a sneak peek into this new 4D holographic experience.
No Comments Top
Doom Review
In Doom, I see a world brimming with demons, explosions, and hellfire. I see familiar faces screaming, with bloodthirsty eyes and unwavering stares. Playing it delivers the same cathartic craze the original Doom and Doom II did in the early '90s: overw...
No Comments Top
This Week’s PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Deals Revealed
Another week of PlayStation sales are live, and if you own a PS4, PS3, or Vita then there's something that you might be interested in.The entire Witcher series on PC sees a discount over on GOG, while the PS4 has deals on The Witcher 3 and more:The Wit...
No Comments Top
Captain America: Civil War–9 Comics to Read After Watching
What to Read After Watching Civil WarBesides the famous arc it's based on, Captain America: Civil War is packed with plot points from other comics. Whether it's an underground Avengers team or the concept of multiple Winter Soldiers, these concepts...
No Comments Top
DOOM, Homefront: The Revolution, Uncharted 4 – The Lobby
This week on The Lobby we chat with our reviewers for DOOM and Homefront: The Revolution, as well as talk about the most successful mods in games.
No Comments Top

Back to Top