Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirms Xbox 360, PS3 versions have gone gold for mid-October debut, but PC players will need to wait a few more weeks.
Vigilantes aren't all about gadgets and goon squad beatdowns. There's also a lot of waiting and watching involved, and PC gamers interested in Batman: Arkham City are going to have to learn that lesson firsthand.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the PC edition of Arkham City will not arrive alongside the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions on October 18. Instead, the publisher has pushed the PC debut back to a November release window. As for the console versions, WBIE did confirm that they have gone gold in advance of their global launches.
This isn't the first Arkham City slight for the PC crowd. In July, WBIE announced a $100 Collector's Edition package of the game that would come with a Batman statue, an art book, a soundtrack, an exclusive downloadable skin, and more. However, only the console versions of the game are receiving Collector's Edition counterparts.
Like its predecessor, Arkham City drops Batman in the confines of an unconventional prison. But where Arkham Asylum stuck players in the halls and courtyards of a mental hospital overrun with the Joker's goons and allies, Arkham City deposits them in a sprawling neighborhood of Gotham City that has been walled off to contain the criminal element.
Under the watchful eye of "warden" Dr. Hugo Strange, who knows Batman's secret identity, inmates of Arkham City are free to do anything they want short of attempting escape. In addition to Strange, the game will feature Batman villains like Two-Face and the Joker.