It’s official! The Dark Knight will return to video game consoles this year! Produced by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, “Batman: Arkham Origins” will take place before the two previous installments in the video game franchise, “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City,” which were previously developed by Rocksteady Games.
According to Game Informer, “Batman: Arkham Origins” will feature a less-experienced Batman battling various assassins, including Deathstroke, who have been hired by the Black Mask to kill the Dark Knight. And, if the world’s deadliest assassins aren’t enough, Batman will also have to fend off crooked GCPD officers who want in on the bounty.
Much like “Batman: Arkham City,” the game will take place in an open world environment twice the size of both its predecessors. Players will be able to follow the main storyline, tend to “crimes in progress,” or face-off against other DC villains not integral to the main mission.
You can check out a video of the gamemakers discussing the project below.
It was also announced today that there will be a handheld follow-up version of the game concurrently released with “Batman: Arkham Origins,” entitled “Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.” Featuring a less-sophisticated side-scrolling version of its predecessor, “Blackgate” will take place after the events of “Arkham Origins” with Batman responding to a distress call from Blackgate prison.
Check out the screenshots from both games below:
“Batman: Arkham Origins”
“Batman: Arkham Origins” will be released Oct. 25 on Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.