By Tommy RobbinsDelays, delays, and more delays — they’re the one constant video game consumers can always count on. Today, news from the official Batman: Return to Arkham website tells of just that.

Originally slated for release at the end of July, Warner Brother and Virtuos Games have decided to push back the drop of their upcoming remastering of the much-beloved Arkham saga to give the team extra time to continue working towards that perfect and polished Batman.

Steve Grayson of WB Games had this to say: “After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of ‘Batman: Return to Arkham’ to give the team at Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience,” which just puts a sting to that out-of-left-field E3 announcement, now don’t it. 

Grayson continued: “We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.

Batman: Return to Arkham will contain both original Arkham titles, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, remastered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.The news is surely disappointing to many but as one user (with the awesomely reverent handle Matches_Malone) on the WB community forums said, “If it means a better product, I’m all for it. Keep up the hard work!”

Cheers to optimism.

Batman: Return to Arkham’ will be released when it’s damn good and ready.

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