Batman: Arkham Knight re-releases next week

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Batman Arkham Knight

Like the start of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman has gone missing. His most recent game, Arkham Knight, was a bit of a mess on a PC, so the caped crusader has had a few-months-long sulk while Warner Bros and friends patch it up.

We already knew (opens in new tab) that Bats would be returning to his crimefighting duties at the end of October, and now have a specific date. Arkham Knight is going back on sale on October 28, hopefully in a state where it, y'know, actually works. Here's Warner Bros saying as much in a new statement (opens in new tab):

"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)."

That content comprises a Photo mode, Big Head mode, an Arkham Asylum Skin for Batters, and a choice of characters for the game's combat AR challenges. There's a huge list of stuff that been released for season pass owners too, including extra story missions, skins, and new tracks for Arkham Knight's beloved batmobile.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.