Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Batman Arkham Origins Revealed

Warner Brothers Interactive have officially announced that a new game in the massively popular Batman Arkham series is in development. Up until now there has only been rumours about a new game in the gritty Batman games but that rumour has now become a fact. Batman Origins will continue the series following on from Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City which were developed by Rocksteady Studios in August/September 2009 and October/November 2011 respectively. Batman Arkham city was also released on the WII U in November 2012. Origins will be braking the tradition slightly from the previous two games as this game will be a prequel. The game will take place before the rise and appearance of Gotham Citys more colourful and deadliest criminals. According to the official announcement which states the following. Batman origins "Showcases 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. as the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships".

There is also another break from tradition with origins. Batman Origins is the first game in the Arkham series that is not being developed by Rocksteady Studios instead the game is being developed by Warner Brothers games Montreal. The development of the game is being led by Creative director Eric Holmes. Holmes has been involved or been the lead on games such as Earthworm Jim 3D, Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction, Prototype and Gears of War 3 so he is no stranger to big titles. 

According to website Game Informer, Warner Brothers Montreal have been Giving "full access to Rocksteady's custom modified Unreal engine to capture the look and feel of the Arkhamverse". So the game should look and feel very similar as the two previous hits. WB also announced that the series will be making it's first appearance on hand held consoles with a companion game called Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate set for release on the 3DS and the Vita on October the 25th. The Main Origins game is pegged for release on October the 25th 2013 on XBOX 360, PS3, WII U and the pc so get ready to don your masks and capes and prepare to fight evil once again in the name of truth, justice, trophies and achievements.


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