Today’s Nintendo Direct event contained a surprising announcement: Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight will launch as a single package, and will contain all the DLC released for each game.
The first game is a masterful adventure that mixes mild Metroidvania elements into Batman as you explore Arkham Asylum and tackle numerous classic villains, including the Joker as voiced by Mark Hamill. It remains one of my favourite games ever. Arkham City is almost as good, ditching the focus of the first game for an open world where you can glide around Gotham. Arkham Knight is typically regarded as the worst of the three, but it’s still a damn good game, although I am a little worried that the Switch may struggle to run it.
Sadly, the package won’t contain the 4th Arkham title which wasn’t developed by Rocksteady. Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel developed by WB Games Montréal, and is typically ignored when the games are collected together. It’s a shame because it’s actually a very enjoyable romp, and the Christmas setting gives it a wonderful vibe.
If you haven’t played these games yet, then this Switch collection is the perfect opportunity provided all three games run well.