Batman Return to Arkham
"Batman: Return to Arkham" will be out on Oct. 18. Rocksteady/Virtuos

Players who loved “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City” can now enjoy it with remastered graphics on current-gen consoles.

Rocksteady’s masterpiece Arkham series has undeniably been one of the great Batman game titles to date, and now fans can mark the dates on their calendars as to when they can get their hands on the improved version.

According to Gamingbolt, the remastered version will include the two games, to be bundled in the “Batman: Return to Arkham” collection. The remasters have bene redone in Unreal Engine 4, a shift form the earlier Unreal Engine 3 version.

As can be seen in the comparison video below, the remastered version has significantly improved in terms of graphics, textures and effects. The developer behind the remaster is Virtuos.

Perhaps the only noticeable break from the original is the less moody feel, given that there are some brighter scenes that may take away from the dark, edgy effect.

There are also some scenes that may take away from the grittiness effect of the older version. For instance, The Joker’s suite and overall appearance looks more haggard and worn out in the original version, giving him a harsher look versus the one in the PS4 version.

However, for sweeping landscapes, the improved version has a bit more edge, especialy when giving more detail in the distance and textures on the objects. Just look at the detail on both Batman’s costume and the backdrop cabin in the screenshot above.

But as far as graphics are concerned, the “Batman: Return to Arkham” version has a considerable improvement worth checking out. It may just be a matter of taste, depending on what a player wants as an overall feel of the game.

Check out the video for more scenes. It shows a PS3 vs. PS4 comparison of the two versions of the game. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the remaster will be sold at US$49.99 (approx. AU$65). The bundle will also include all of the DLCs released for the original game.

The remastered version will be out on Oct. 18 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

"Batman: Return to Arkham) comparison trailer (Credit: YouTube/Batman Arkham)