Autumn is going to be a rather busy season for games. We’ve got the next-generation consoles launching, and new entries in the Saints Row, Call of Duty (even if that’s a given) and Battlefield franchises. And Grand Theft Auto V, of course (but for the sake of brevity, I will stop talking about Grand Theft Auto V ) But one of the most exciting prospects is the new Batman game, Batman: Arkham Origins. Rocksteady knocked it out of the park with the first two installments (Arkham City especially, which is one of the finest superhero games ever made. Hyperbole? Never), so the prospect of a new Arkham sequel is pretty exciting. Except Arkham Origins isn’t developed by Rocksteady. And it’s a prequel.
But with the next best studio for the job on board (that’s Warner Bros Montreal, who Rocksteady have handed the keys over for), a massive open world that’s double the size of Arkham City and some of the Bat’s most famous foes starring, it’s looking pretty great. And the very first teaser trailer has been released today, featuring a battle between Batman and Deathstroke, the sword-wielding part-time-villain of DC comic lore, which you can see below:
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Pretty exciting stuff, right? The full trailer will be coming May 20th (that’s next Monday), the day before the reveal of the Xbox 720/Infinity/8/Next/Fusion/Mango (the last one may be made up). Coincidence? Probably. But never ignore a coincidence, in case you’re busy, in which case always ignore a coincidence*.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25th for current-generation consoles and quite possibly next-generation consoles.
*Thanks to Doctor Who for that.