Batman: Arkham Collection, consisting of three Batman video games, is apparently coming to Nintendo Switch if the freshest leaks turn out the be true. The collection of games was listed on the French retailer WTT, priced approximately €59.99 (approx. $68.50) is currently set to release on August 21, 2022. This is fantastic news for Batman-loving fans, considering that Nintendo only had two Arkham games available on their previous console, the Wii U, and didn’t get to see it all and with Knightfall Protocol. Luckily, they’ll be able to do it in August this year.
As reported by VGC, WTT’s previous listings are potentially lending credibility to the Batman: Arkham Collection, considering that the company previously listed the Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt before the game was officially announced. So, it’s entirely possible that WTT made the same mistake again by listing the game before its official announcement. Interestingly enough, accidental listings usually get promptly removed, but the WTT’s listing is still live at the time of wiring. Though it wouldn’t be surprising if the company removed the listings, pressured by the game’s development studio or Nintendo.
The Batman: Arkham Collection was released in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the PC, including 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, the 2011’s Batman: Arkham City, and 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight. The fourth game of the Arkham series, the 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, is a prequel to the series. It’s also the only game in the series that Rocksteady Studios didn’t develop, but Splash damage, a gaming studio behind titles like Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Quake Wars.
As we’ve said at the beginning of our report, this is fantastic news for Nintendo fans, as they’re finally getting access to the massively successful gaming series. So far, only 2011’s Batman: Arkham City and 2013’s Arkham Origins were the only Arkham games available to Nintendo players. The former was Rocksteady’s only Batman title to release for any Nintendo console. Well, until now, that is. The series was super-successful since its release in 2009 and apparently concluded with a bang — a Knightfall protocol Batman devised in case his identity was ever compromised. The series should’ve ended with its protagonist seemingly dead, but the upcoming Gotham Knights might overturn Arkham Knight’s cliffhanger ending, acting as a loose sequel to the 2015 game.
Rocksteady Studio is also working on Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League video game, which takes place in the Arkham universe. However, it would seem that Rocksteady’s parent company, Warner Bros., has decided to postpone the game for a 2023 release date. The game is playable either solo or in co-op mode, following an original story in which Harley Queen, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark are on a mission to save the Earth and kill the Justice League. The upcoming game is aiming towards a PS4 and PS5 launch, Xbox One and Series X/S, and the PC, though its release date remains unknown for the time being.