Return to Gotham this Fall.
Warner Bros. have announced that Batman: Arkham Origins will be coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U this October. The game is a prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, showcasing ‘a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight’. Game Informer have said that the game is set on Christmas Eve in Gotham, where 8 assassins (including Deathstroke) come to kill the Bat, but no more plot information than that is known. Notably, the game isn’t being developed by Rocksteady, the makers of the last two games. Instead, WB have chosen to go with Warner Bros. Montreal, who ported Arkham City to the Wii U last year. It will be interesting to see how they handle the Bat. Next-generation consoles have also not yet been mentioned, but I think it’s likely that Origins will make the leap come Winter.
There’s also a companion game coming out for the 3DS and PS Vita called Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, developed by Armature Studios. The game is a 2.5D Metroid-style game, which is expected seeing the three founders of Armature were leads on the Metroid Prime franchise.
Details are currently scant, but the latest issue of Game Informer has a full feature on it: we’ll bring you details on that once it’s out. For now, get hyped and check out the full press release below.