Batman: Arkham Origins Announced

Time to dawn the cape again!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Origins™ and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™, the next installments of the blockbuster Batman: Arkham video game franchise. Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, the Wii U, and PC. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate will also be available for the Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. Both games are set to release on October 25, 2013.

Batman: Arkham Origins has a very interesting tag line,

“YOUR ENEMIES WILL DEFINE YOU”

This Warner Brothers title features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel story line set several years before the events of Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. 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 Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio that brings the Batman Arkham experience for the first time to Nintendo and Sony handheld systems. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the story line of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

“Batman: Arkham is a huge triple-A video game franchise and we are delighted to expand the experience with Batman: Arkham Origins,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “WB Games Montréal has an incredibly talented team building upon Rocksteady’s award-winning game play and technology to deliver a deep, immersive, quality experience fans will love.”

“WB Games Montréal is honoured to have the opportunity to create Batman: Arkham Origins, a new chapter in this amazing franchise” said Reid Schneider, Vice President and Executive Producer, WB Games Montréal. “We are huge fans of the franchise and are committed to creating an experience that offers players more of what they love, as well as the chance to play as a younger Batman within a fresh story line and expanded world.”

Batman: Arkham Origins is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. If you want more juice details visit www.batmanarkhamorigins.com for more information about the game.