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Batman: Return to Arkham launches in October, here's how it looks

Coming Oct. 18 to PS4, Xbox One

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Batman: Return to Arkham will launch Oct. 18 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to a side-by-side comparison video that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady published today.

The video shows what the remastered Batman: Return to Arkham looks like compared to its predecessor games on the past console generation.

In the five-minute video above, which compares the PlayStation 3 versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum (launched in 2009) and Batman: Arkham City (2011) to the PS4 update. Colors are brighter, surfaces have greater definition and the shading is more sophisticated. A cinematic involving the Penguin at 4:11 of the video also shows a more detailed look for the uncostumed characters.

Batman: Return to Arkham was announced back in May and originally given a July 26 launch date. A delay was announced at the end of June, and a report later suggested that frame rate problems and other issues with porting the games to new consoles were to blame. Notably, there is no PC version planned, probably owing to the huge problems Warner Bros. had porting the game to that platform last year.

Update: Warner Bros. announced in a press release that Batman: Return to Arkham will cost $49.99 in North America, €49.99 in the U.K. and £39.99 in Europe.