Well, perhaps it's for the best. We always try to find the bright side of bad news, and let's face it: there are plenty of potentially great titles scheduled for June.
One of them used to be Batman: Arkham Asylum , which until yesterday, held a June 23 launch date. Game Informer first suggested the possibility of a delay, as an Eidos insider said the game had slipped closer to the fourth quarter of 2009. For a while, we couldn't confirm the facts one way or the other, but it finally came to light that Arkham Asylum will now release towards "the end of the summer," which will come as a definite disappointment to those who have been looking forward to some top-quality Caped Crusader fun. Eidos PR sent us an email and stated the following:
"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."
Well, as we said, there are plenty of games coming up between May and June that ought to tide us over until the end of summer, so dry those tears. It's probably better that the team is taking some extra time to refine and hone the experience; with all the hype this project has had in the past, a disappointing result would be a serious letdown for a great many gamers.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum