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If you possess working hands or know how to play games with your healthy feet, you’re probably enjoying the majesty that is Batman: Arkham City... so long as you own a 360 or PS3. Should PC be your platform of choice, get ready to set your Bat-clocks ahead a whole month as Rocksteady today confirmed the Dark Knight’s greatest adventure yet won’t be hitting your personal computing devices until November 18.

Above: This is only a valid launch trailer if you play on 360/PS3

Though no explanation was given, this kind of delay isn’t unheard of these days, but it must be a real kick in the Batarangs to the PC faithful. But think of it this way: if you’re able to wait that extra month, it’ll be an endurance test worthy of Batman’s remarkable fortitude, making you just a little closer to being your own Batman. Feel better yet?

Oct 18, 2011

Source: PC Gamer

10 comments

  • Risonhighmer - October 18, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    This is really awful. Now I have to get taunted by reviews and guides for another gosh darn month. UUuuuuuggggghhhh Excuse me while I go cry in the corner for a while.
  • nanjingrad - October 18, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    Bloody typical
  • Defguru7777 - October 18, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Well that sucks for PC gamers. They really should be able to release it the same day as 360/PS3.
  • Temperance11 - October 18, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    So there was this one time I bought a Nvidia GTX 570 video card. This video card came with the promise of one free copy of Batman: Arkham City for the PC. "Awesome!" I thought, "now I won't have to fork over an extra $60 for it!" So the next day I went to my local Gamestop and cancelled the existing pre-order I had for a 360 copy of the same game, not knowing that there was in fact a different release date for the PC version. And that children, is the story of why this next month is going to be the longest ever...although I guess I'll have Battlefield 3 to pass the time.
  • Scoob - October 18, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Deus Ex is on sale this week 25% off on Steam. This close to Christmas, I think I'll just wait to see if Steam's ridiculous sales affect this game as well.
  • larkan - October 18, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    Steam is offering 20%, but anyone who purchased from greenmangaming got the game for 30 bucks (myself included). I just hope that they're ready to offer us something for our patience besides some better texture mapping. They should probably throw in some of that DLC for free since they're not giving an explanation why we get to wait a month.
  • StrayGator - October 18, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    At least Steam gives 20% off for pre-purchasers who own B:AA or Lego Batman. Also, living outside N.America/Europe, I'm part of the "underserved demographic" Gaben talked about. Buying though digital distribution, I'll possibly get to play it before my console-only friends. BTW, I have a PS3. Oh, also: 1080p.
  • db1331 - October 18, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    Oh, nice. I didn't know about the 20% thing. I'll have to look into that. I might get it and play it over my Xmas vacation. Oh, also: 1920x1200 :-)
  • db1331 - October 18, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    At least they are actually putting extra effort into the PC version. Those screens look amazing. I doubt the delay has anything to do with tweaking a PC build though. It's just a failed attempt to thwart pirating. Same reason AC games always get "delayed". I'm sure the game, and at least the first 2 DLC packs, are already finished. This delay actually pushes the game into next year for me. I'll be far too busy in November to hang with Bats.
  • UberNoob - October 18, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    If we know Nvidia and Batman, then we know there's going to be some extras added into the game. The incorporation of Physx in the game could also be a reason for the delay. As said in the article, we don't know why the delay is taking place. Probably just a few last minute optimization, drivers, etc.

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