'Batman: Arkham Collection' Leak Teases a 4K Remaster Coming Very Soon

It could happen on Xbox One X first.

Sometime very soon, gamers and Batman-lovers might return to Arkham with a fully remastered re-release of the entire Arkham trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One.

Over the weekend, rumors began flying around like Batarangs indicating that Batman: Arkham Collection could get a surprising re-release in 4K this week. True Achievements reported November 22 (aka, Thanksgiving Day) that a listing in the Microsoft Store for something called Batman: Arkham Collection was scheduled for release on November 27. The listing has since disappeared, but its original description explained that the collection included all three Arkham games (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight) in 4K with Xbox One X support.

The description called them the “definitive versions of Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy” and revealed that these versions include “all post-launch content.” So far, it looks like this will just be targeted for the Xbox One, but it does seem likely that a PlayStation 4 Pro version will come soon after.

'Batman: Arkham Origins' is one DLC that'll be included.
'Batman: Arkham Origins' is one DLC that'll be included.

This is still just a rumor, so don’t get your hopes up just yet. Then again, when it comes to the Arkham series there’s been no shortage of re-releases over the years, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.

The franchise has already gotten several rounds of remastered versions for newer systems and even a VR game. Most recently, Batman: Return to Arkham in 2016 packaged the first two games together, and even though they did include post-launch content, neither came with 4K support.

Assuming these rumors turn out to be true, this will be the fourth time that the original Arkham Asylum is released in some form (and the second time on the current generation of consoles). It’s essentially still the same game, but Arkham Asylum will look better than ever before. For hardcore Batman fans or for anyone that wants a robust collection of games, including these definitive versions of the Arkham games feels like a necessity.

If you’ve been sleeping on one or all of these games, purchasing Batman: Arkham Collection seems like a no-brainer, especially when each version comes with all of the DLC attached.

Batman: Arkham Collection might be released on November 27, 2018 but even if it’s not, it’ll probably be out before the holidays this year.

Relive the original launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight right here.

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