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Batman Returns: Arkham Knight Due End Of October

Bam! Bif! Pow! Those noises and more may finally emerge from your computer at the end of this month when Batman: Arkham Knight [official site] finally really for real reals will be fixed enough to be re-released. Its delayed DLC will arrive then too.

This isn’t much more specific than the last update from Warner Bros. on their broken game, but it’s at least a relatively firm time. Just in time for folks to be distracted by shiny new end-of-year mega-franchise releases like Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Cod Blops 3, and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

For those who’ve been in a Batcave or under a Batrock, Warner Bros. released Arkham Knight on June 23rd then pulled it from sale on June 24th. The game had terrible performance for many players, and clearly shouldn’t have been released in that state. Folks who bought it in time could still play, mind, and developers Rocksteady Studios have been releasing performance-boosting patches to bring it up to scratch. Another is planned for the end of the month, and that should be the point when the game goes back on sale.

Warner Bros. say over on Steam:

“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago. While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase. In addition, support for all DLC that has been released for the console versions will be in place.”

I wonder how much they’ll charge for it. Had the game stayed released, it’d probably be hitting half-price in Steam weekend sales by now. I wonder if they’ll give folks apology presents too – the game’s hardly short of DLC trinkets they could shower folks with.

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