Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
Batman: Arkham Origins Announced, Releasing This Year
The Caped Crusader is coming to home and portable consoles again this year, as not one, but two new Batman games were announced today, with The Bat gracing next month’s GameInformer cover for its big reveal.
Batman: Arkham Origins is being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, taking the helm from the amazing Rocksteady Studios that has developed the series thus far. Arkham Origins will take place years before both Arhkam Asylum and Arkham City, with a younger Batman being ‘introduced’ to some of the series’ villains for the very first time.
The premise of the game is that eight of the best assassins in the world come to Gotham City for one night, Christmas Eve, to kill Batman. Both comic and cartoon fans will notice Slade, aka Deathstroke, on the back cover of the GameInformer magazine, lending that things won’t be going very easy for Bats. Slade isn’t to be taken lightly alone, so it looks like Batman has his work cut out for him.
Arkham Origins hits the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 25, 2013.
In addition to the console game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be released for the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita on the same date. Blackgate is a separate game, however, taking place after the events of Arkham Origins, so it looks like you’ll have to pick up a portable system to get the full story.
Developed by Armature Studio, Blackgate is set to be a 2.5D Metroid-style game, which is definitely a great place to start.
In the meantime, check out the cover art from GameInformer and the box art:
What do you think? With a different developer behind the game, does it have the chance to live up to what Rocksteady Studio has done thus far? Let us know in the comments!