New “Arkham” Game Announced; Coming This Year
Be ready to don the mask of the goddamned Batman this year.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced the next entry in the highly regarded Arkham series of games, keeping their short-term tradition of a new Batman game every two years. This time, however, the story will move back rather than forward, as Batman: Arkham Origins takes place several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, even before Batman faced many of his most formidable foes. That’s right, Batman is an amateur this time, hardly the seemingly unstoppable creature of the night we’ve grown to kick ass with in the past two entries.
Rocksteady Studios will not be joining us on this new adventure, as the reigns of the franchise have been moved to WB Games Montréal. Worry not, dear Batman fans, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment claims the same technology will be used, with improvements to match the evolution of the series.
Also announced was Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a 2.5D companion game exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld consoles. This game will be developed by Armature Studios, the same studio that brought us the Vita port of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection.
Both games will be released worldwide on October 25, 2013 so fans only need to wait another 6 months to get their next Batman fix. Batman: Arkham Origins will receive a simultaneous release for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. You can find more information on the game as it’s revealed on http://www.batmanarkhamorigins.com/