‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ And ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Getting Bundled In Advance Of ‘Origins’
Fans who're interested in picking up WB Games Montreal's upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins on October 25 may want to clear their schedule if they haven't played the first two games in the trilogy by Rocksteady Studios. According to GameStop, new bundles pairing the content-enriched "Game of the Year" editions of 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum and 2011's Batman: Arkham City are coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 23.
Since Arkham Origins serves as a prequel to the first two games, fans who can't clear their schedules to play through Arkham Asylum and Arkham City (and each game's respective Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Arkham City Skins Pack bonuses) needn't worry about completing everything in roughly four weeks, but it's definitely a course of action worth considering if you like punching bad guys.
On top of the normal bonuses, the bundle will provide players with Trioviz 3D vision and "Four additional Challenge Maps offering new combat and Invisible Predator scenarios set in different locations, including: Scarecrow Nightmare Challenge Map Crime Alley Challenge Map Totally Insane Challenge Map Nocturnal Hunter Challenge Map."
Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 Batman Arkham Bundle offerings are set to retail for $50 at GameStop, so fans who don't need the extra features may want to double check to make sure it's not more affordable to seek out separate GotY editions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City before dropping Bruce Wayne bucks. Judging from a quick Amazon search, it seems like players only need around $30 to play the games sans the new bundle's exclusive offerings. But when it comes to disposable gaming income, it's not about the game you deserve, it's the game you need... or something.