Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins announced

Warner Bros. has announced the newest edition to the Arkham series with Batman: Arkham Origins. While the game has not been fully revealed, a few things are known. This title takes Batman back near the start of his superhero career. Before the Dark Knight was the ultimate crime fighter and master detective, he had to begin at the bottom and work his way up. Bringing in villains before they hit the big time will help even the odds against this early Batman. One of these villains is Deathstroke, as seen in the Game Informer magazine cover. Of course Batman still wins. He always wins. He's Batman.

Developed for the Xbox 360, PS3, and the Wii U consoles, fans are eagerly waiting for a next-gen console version to be announced. With rumors of the next-gen launching in early to mid November, this seems a likely possibility. In the meantime, players will also be able to access a scaled down portable version, available on their PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

With Rocksteady (developer of the most recent Batman games Arkham Asylum & Arkham city) out of the picture, many fans are concerned it will not be the same style of game they fell in love with. However, Warner Bros. wants to assure fans that the series is in good hands. They will be reusing the customized Unreal Engine Rocksteady made for the other two games, so the graphics will be of the same texture and feel.

The game's launch date is set for October 25th, 2013.

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