French retailer leaks Batman Arkham Collection for Nintendo Switch

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French retailer website WTT reportedly has leaked the Batman: Arkham Collection, which comprises Rocksteady’s three Batman games – Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight – will be available for the Nintendo Switch soon.

The game is presently priced at €59.99 and has a placeholder release date of August 31st, 2022, according to a Switch listing on WTT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt port was originally featured on the same website.

Arkham Knight, Arkham City, and Arkham Asylum comprise the Arkham Collection. The Switch has yet to receive any Arkham Batman games, despite Telltale’s episodic Batman series being launched on the platform.

The Batman Arkham series is among the most prominent superhero game franchises in history. It was praised for its free-flowing gameplay style and Rocksteady’s incredible world-building, and it fully portrayed the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City.

According to The Arkham Collection’s Steam page, the package would be released with:

– Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

– Batman Arkham City–Game of the Year Edition

– Batman: Arkham Knight

– Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

However, no official news on the title’s release date has been provided to fans.

The only Rocksteady Batman title to appear on a Nintendo console was Arkham City, which debuted on the Wii U. Moreover, Suicide Squad Killer is Warner Bros.’ upcoming Arkham-verse title. According to Bloomberg sources acquainted with the project’s development, the Justice League has been pushed back to 2023.

What to anticipate

Despite including the majority of the franchise’s titles, Batman: Arkham Origins is typically not included alongside the Rocksteady games in the box. Some consider Arkham Origins to be the series’ black sheep, therefore its inclusion on the Switch remains speculative.

Another point of interest is the nature of the games that would run on Nintendo’s handheld device. The Arkham games are demanding, with Arkham Knight retaining its reputation as a GPU melter even on high-end PCs. In principle, these games might run through the cloud rather than a cartridge.

The item includes a placeholder date of August 31, 2022, which could indicate a summer 2022 release date. If this listing is accurate, it might be included in Nintendo’s yet-to-be-announced first Direct of 2022.

However, it’s critical to note that this doesn’t necessarily mean that these games will be released, as this might have been a fluke or otherwise, but it should offer fans wishing to take Batman on the move some hope.

The Batman: Arkham Collection was first launched in 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and 2022 might be the year it finally releases on Switch with other long-awaited adaptations such as Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection.

The PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game, developed by Rocksteady Studios, is advertised as a “genre-bending action-adventure shooter” situated in an open-world Metropolis.

Its distinctive story features Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark on a quest to preserve Earth while killing the world’s greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League, and is playable individually or with up to four players in online co-op.