Batman: Arkham Asylum Officially Delayed

The rumours from earlier today unfortunately prove to be true, as Eidos announces that Batman: Arkham Asylum will miss its original June release date.

The rumours surfaced earlier today, with Game Informer magazine citing "sources close to the game" who had indicated that Batman: Arkham Asylum would be pushed back from the original June date in favour of one later on in the year. Now Warner Bros. and Eidos have confirmed the disappointing news.

Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment can today confirm that Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released at the end of summer 2009. This additional time will allow us to ensure Batman: Arkham Asylum is of the highest quality for gamers.

Our own sources have continually indicated doubt that the game would make the release date, explaining that the game simply wasn't done yet. We sincerely hope the development team at Rocksteady will have a very productive summer. Otherwise we might be getting another one of these notices in a few months.

Kotaku AU Note: We'll check with local distributor Atari on Monday, but it looks like an August release for us now.


    I'm not gonna complain. If they need a bit more time to polish it up then so be it.

    It'll give me more time to play Ghostbusters.

    Hmmm. I was waiting for this one. If they are delaying it to make it better then fine but...dammit I was geared up for June. Hopefully August. Thanks David for that AU note - made me feel better.

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