Batman: Arkham Origins Launches this Fall

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The third installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham franchise has been outed today. Batman: Arkham Origins will be available October 25th on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

WB Games Montréal, not the creators of the two previous installments at Rocksteady Studios, is leading development on Arkham Origins, a prequel storyline preceding the events of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City by an unspecified number of years. Think of it as the Batman Begins of the video game trilogy.

Arkham Origins will take place in an even larger open-world Gotham City at a time before Batman has ever faced down the city’s criminals and iconic villains. The game is said to chronicle the rise of “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.”

Even though Rocksteady is out as the game’s developer, the studio’s gameplay and technology engine remains intact.

“Batman: Arkham is a huge triple-A videogame 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 gameplay and technology to deliver a deep, immersive, quality experience fans will love.”

“WB Games Montréal is honored 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 storyline and expanded world.”

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