Yes more from E3 coming to you from the minds at Rocksteady Studios, their publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the debut action-packed gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins. The first look at gameplay shows off some of the Bat’s amazing moves. One of these newly showcased additions to Batman’s arsenal is the remote claw which can be attached to one thug to then pull another in for them to bang heads together.
Besides the normal henchmen Bruce is going to be fighting some iconic villains from the franchise’s history – Bane, Deathstroke, Black Mask, Deadshot and The Joker. Just one of these alone making an appearence is a joy for this Batman fan to hear but having them all hunting down the bat will be simply a joy to play. Could we see each villain getting his own story section leading up to fighting Black Mask?
In keeping with Batman’s reputation as the world greatest detective we are shown the all new Crime Scene system during a short clip. We see a body laid on the floor and distant flaming wreckage which, with some cool holographic technology and time rewinding magic becomes a vision of just how brutal this world is – a shot down helicopter flinging the poor soul out of the window and into the floor to be left uncerimoniously on the floor. Brought home even more is the image of this being set during the holiday season. Can we please follow the footsteps in the snow if criminals as we hunt them down to interigate them and thend rop them into Christmas Trees? Give us one instance of someone being dropped down a chimey with Batman giving the witty quip of “Bring Rudolph back a carrot” and however much this costs, it will be worth it.
Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game 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.
Batman: Arkham Origins is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise and will be available for the Xbox 360®, PS3™, the Wii U™ system, and Windows PC.
Also don’t forget that Batman is coming to 3DS and PS Vita in Batman: City Origins Blackgate. Developed by Armature Studio this game will be the handheld version of Arkham Origins and will hopefully plung deeper in to the history and bring the amazing combat of Rocksteady’s Arkham series along with its detective play kicking and screaming into the prisons of our handhelds for us to enjoy anywhere
Arkham Origins and Batman: City Origins Blackgate will release on all platforms worldwide on 25th October, 2013.