One of the stranger differences between the US Microsoft Store and the European Microsoft Store has been the availability of Batman: Arkham Collection. This package which collates Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight has been available in North America since November. Despite all three games being available in the European Microsoft Store (thanks to Batman: Return to Arkham collating the first two games), the collection has been unavailable so far. Well, that is going to change in September as Batman: Arkham Collection will launch in Europe in September.
It appears as though the wait may have been worth it. Not only will the European market get a digital edition of Batman: Arkham Collection but also a physical release. This is something that our American cousins don’t have. Online retail stores are touting a release date of 6th September. This date has yet to be officially confirmed, though. Unfortunately, this still doesn’t get us any closer to a remaster of Batman: Arkham Origins (the only game in the series not made by Rocksteady). However, at least Xbox One owners can play the game through backwards compatibility.
If you are unfamiliar with the Batman: Arkham Collection here is the official description as well as the trailer for Batman: Return to Arkham –
Batman: Arkham Collection brings you the definitive versions of Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy games, including all post-launch content, in one complete collection.
Experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Complete your experience with the explosive finale to the Arkham series in Batman: Arkham Knight. Become the Batman and utilize a wide range of gadgets and abilities to face off against Gotham’s most dangerous villains, finally facing the ultimate threat against the city that Batman is sworn to protect.