Arkham Trilogy Switch release is good news for Spider-Man 2

Arkham Trilogy Switch release is good news for Spider-Man 2
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Tom Chapman


16th Aug 2023 10:06

In the world of modern superhero gaming, Batman spread his wings so Spider-Man could swing. It's no secret that Insomniac Games was heavily inspired by Rocksteady's Arkham games when it released Marvel's Spider-Man in 2018, and with a darker sequel on the way in 2023, the dynamic duo are only growing closer.

After a run of disappointing Batman games where TT's LEGO Batman somehow became the best in living memory, Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009. Inspired by BioShock, Arkham Asylum combined stealth, high-octane action, and a gripping storyline to become one of the best comic book games ever.

Arkham Trilogy release is good news for Spider-Man 2

The Arkham Trilogy is a solid collection that's finally coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023. You might think Rocksteady wants to avoid the PS5-exclusive Spider-Man 2 like the plague, but that isn't the case at all. In fact, the Arkham Trilogy release is good news for both sides, as they could enjoy a symbiotic relationship. 

Rocksteady has just confirmed the Arkham Trilogy will be landing on Nintendo Switch on October 13. This puts it just a week ahead of Spider-Man 2's release on October 20. While we've seen the Fallout: London mod move its release to avoid clashing with Starfield, the Arkham Trilogy could ride Spider-Man 2's hype.

Coming in at $59.99/£42.99, it's quite a chunky price tag, but will include all post-release DLCs. Although the Armored Edition of Arkham City came to the Wii U in 2012, it makes the first time Arkhamm Asylum and Arkham Knight have ever made it to a Nintendo platform. 

October 2023 is a huge one for video games

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Even as 2023 winds down, we're gearing up for some massive releases. Starfield is the big one on September 6, but beyond that, October has us looking at our bank balances with fear. The Arkham Trilogy and Spider-Man 2 are poised to be big wins for Nintendo and Sony, but let's not forget the rest.

Ubisoft has just moved the release of Assassin's Creed Mirage up to October 5 (presumably to steer well clear of Spider-Man 2), while Alan Wake 2 and Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 are also vying for your attention. 

Nintendo alone has a bumper month, and alongside the Arkham Trilogy, Detective Pikachu Returns and Super Mario Bros. Wonder are trying to find their place among all the other releases. The question is, which game will you be buying first?

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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