Four months later Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to PC, again

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Remember Batman: Arkham Knight? It was highly anticipated at the beginning of the year, with tons of people showing all kinds of excitement to suit up as the Bat and clean up Gotham. This iteration seemed poised to revitalize the franchise and get everyone excited again. That is, until an absolutely abysmal PC port made it essentially unplayable.

On console, Batman: Arkham Knight was a dream to play – Darryn even gave it a 9, which is a score he doesn’t give lightly. But on PC, the game was so broken that Warner Bros actually had to pull it and fix it before putting it back on sale. We knew it would take a while to do so, but we didn’t realize just how many months it would take. Well, four months later and apparently Batman is ready for the hordes of PC gamers.

That’s right, Batman: Arkham Knight is going on sale again for PC on 28 October, but at Pacific time in the States so you might as well call it the 29th for us. At least this version will be fully patched, and include some extras that have been released since launch:

At 10 am PDT, Oct. 28th, Batman: Arkham Knight will be re-released for the PC platform. At the same time we’ll also be releasing a patch that brings the PC version fully up-to-date with content that has been released for console (with the exception of console exclusives).

This means that next week, all PC players will have access to Photo Mode, Big Head Mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman Skin, and character selection in combat AR challenges. Season Pass holders will have access to all content released since launch.

I’m happy that PC gamers can now transport themselves back to June this year and experience Batman, but I’m just not sure many people can get themselves hyped for the game at this point. Most will probably just hold out for the holiday sales that are coming soon, if they are still excited to play it at all. Plus, I would have thought that WB would do more to try to boost positive sentiment about the game coming to PC – big head mode and a skin won’t convince people that it was worth the wait. Seeing as the DLC has been like Darryn’s sex life thus far, brief and unsatisfying, you’d think WB would be willing to follow Darryn’s example and give it away for free in the hopes of rebuilding good will.

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Now they just need to sort out those Batmobile editions…

Last Updated: October 26, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Heh. No. Fuck WB & fuck their stupid game. I’ll reserve my money for companies that at least offer to buy me a drink before trying to fuck me.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    It takes a lot for a company to admit making a mistake, it takes even more to correct it, unfortunately though, they might have over estimated just how well the game will be received once released again, a skin and a big head mode…Wow, just wow….

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      “It takes a lot of refunds for a company to admit making a mistake, it takes even more refunds to correct it” – fixed 😉

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        HAHAHAHA!!! Yes!! That is correct!

    • Matthew Holliday

      big head mode? what is this? Tony Hawk 2?

  • Nikola

    I don’t play on PC but I can’t imagine a lot of PC players actually getting this…But they get a free skin WOW sooo amazing *insert super sarcastic face!

  • Hammersteyn

    Sill releasing quicker than GTAV. I bet pirates buy and ask for refunds just to troll WB

    • R1ker

      lol xD

  • Hammersteyn

    Console games = Apollo 11
    PC games = Apollo 13

    • oVg

      Yup, Apollo 13 required a patch.

      Mobile phone gamers = Mars Rover 😉

  • lol. Over it. Sorry. No buy

    • oVg

      Just in time for Fallout4 🙂

      • Hahahahahahahahaha

      • Captain JJ the Goo

        I’ll buy Witcher 3 again, just to have a Steam version also rather than buy this.

      • Matthew Holliday

        R600 though, even on PC =/

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    It’s a trap!

  • Uberutang

    Luckily the game can be bought for R100 these days.
    I got it on pre-order for under R200 in June and I could complete it with little drama.

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    Dear WB.

    You may keep Batman Arkham Knight.

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    Oh wow. The skin from the game we’ve already played! We are so blessed!
    And wow. An old game still selling for a new price! How lucky we are!
    Season pass holders will be getting everything released since launch…how is this newsworthy?
    I don’t think I could be more underwhelmed by this.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja
      • Captain JJ the Goo

        Hmmmmphhhh.
        Better than AK though.

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          AND NO ONE IS EVEN GUESSING WHY YOU ARE BEING HANDBAGGED?

          Interesting, guess no one is getting surprised by the things you are doing these days…

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            That doesn’t make it sound any better, either way

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      In the context of this game’s release it’s very important to note that people are finally getting what they paid for. 😉

      • Captain JJ the Goo

        Haha.
        Considering how long ago it was…at least they got it at a better exchange rate.

  • R1ker

    Will get it when it is under $5 on the steam sales

  • RustedFaith

    “Seeing as the DLC has been like Darryn’s sex life thus far, brief and unsatisfying, you’d think WB would be willing to follow Darryn’s example and give it away for free in the hopes of rebuilding good will.”

    Poor Darryn had a good lol at the comment though 😛

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