Today Warner Bros. Interactive announced the next entry in the Batman: Arkham franchise. Batman Arkham Origins is currently in development for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It’s set to release October 25 this year, but there was no mention if the game will be appearing on next-gen consoles. Interestingly, the game is not being developed by Rocksteady, who developed the other two entries in the titular franchise. The game is being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, and is being headed up by Eric Holmes, lead designer of games including The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype. The new development team will be using many of the assets that Rocksteady has used in the past, including its customised Unreal engine so as to try and avoid any discrepancies in the aesthetic of the franchise.he game will apparently take place long before both of the existing Arkham titles, when a young and inexperienced Batman will encounter many familiar villains for the first time. As can be seen in the Game Informer imagery, the assassin Deathstroke will be one such foe, making his core Arkham game debut.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be released alongside the console title, and will be available for PS Vita and 3DS. The game is set after the events of Arkham Origins and being developed by Armature Studio, the company that was founded by several of the brains behind the Metroid Prime trilogy. Unsurprisingly, it is being described as a “2.5-D Metroid-style exploration action game”.
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