New screens and information have been made available on the Batman Arkham series prequel Batman Arkham Origins, thanks to the most recent edition of GamesMaster.
The new details tell us that this is roughly set during Batman’s second year of crimefighting, with the game planned to play exactly the same as Batman: Arkham City — seeing as the development team were given all of Rocksteady’s assets to work with. The game’s setting is largely played during a snowstorm and the game’s detective mode and gadget upgrade progression tree has been largely overhauled. Enemies will be capable of taking ‘advantage of the verticality’ of New Gotham, and a ‘Most Wanted’ addition allows you to select mini-campaign side missions which will include other big villains from the Batman series.
With the development team citing the Legends of the Dark Knight comic book series as the primary source of inspiration for the game, they aim to make Batman scary again, believing themselves to have made ‘the coolest version of Deathstroke’ as a counterpart to Batman.
With WB Montreal taking over the series’ helm from Rocksteady Studios and the game set for an October 25th release date for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U (and with spin-off 3DS/Vita title Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate set for the same day), the game will hopefully be able to pull in its large fanbase — even without a current mention of Joker, Harley Quinn and the lack of legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy. Check below for the gallery of new screens and art.