The Batman Arkham Trilogy is heading to Nintendo Switch this year

Posted on June 22, 2023

The Caped Crusader is heading to Nintendo Switch, as per an announcement in the most recent Nintendo Direct. Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy, comprising of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight, will be releasing on the Switch as a compilation, complete with all of their DLC, later this year.

The reveal trailer shows off classic cutscenes and gameplay from the Batman: Arkham Trilogy, including the iconic performances of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, who reprised their roles from Batman: The Animated Series. The trilogy follows Batman taking on his most well-known foes, such as The Joker, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, starting in the titular Arkham Asylum and branching out to Gotham City as a whole.

As with when the first two Arkham games were ported to the 8th generation of consoles, WB Games Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins has been left out of this compilation. This compilation will include all of the DLC missions, costumes and characters from the three games. This is the first time any of the Batman: Arkham games have appeared on the Switch. It is not their debut on a Nintendo console, however, if one counts the special release of Batman: Arkham City on the Wii U. As per this announcement, it is a bit unclear if games can be purchased individually, or if they must be bought as a package, not unlike Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection.

For those of you looking to take your Batman adventures on the go, it will be a few more months before these ports come out. The Batman: Arkham Trilogy is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch in Fall 2023. This would mean Spring for those in the southern hemisphere. It should at least give some fans something to play while awaiting Rocksteady’s long-delayed Batman: Arkham follow-up, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, even if that entry will be exclusive to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.