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First screen shots arrive from ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

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On the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release a sequel in October to its blockbuster Batman: Arkham City video game, Game Informer has debuted the first screen shots from Batman: Arkham Origins.

Courtesy of Nintendo Everything, we can now see images of Batman squaring off against Deathstroke, Black Mask wielding a hatchet and forceps, Gotham City police officers in tactical gear, and the Penguin brandishing a cattle prod. As the game’s title suggests, Batman: Arkham Origins takes place before Batman: Arkham Asylum when eight of the world’s greatest assassins come to Gotham City on Christmas Eve to kill Batman.

Here’s the official description: “Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline 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.”

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Well, at least it looks good. I’m still not a fan of the game, since it sounds really small afted Arkham City, but I’m cautiously optimistic about this game.

Looks like we’ve got Deathstroke, Black Mask, a younger version of Penguin and…is it me or does it look like Batman will be fighting some cops in this one? I love the new armour design for Bats and I can’t wait to get a closer look at the new details.

so if its in gotham city, will we see arkham island and be able to go on it?

I am praying so bad for this game to turn out good. I am a big fan of both A.Asylum and A.City. Both were so dark and had such depth as a game to them. I just wish this does not turn out to be a shallow experience.

But on a positive note; This IS a Batman game; The map is twice as big as previous game; We finally play into Gotham City; There will be a variety of action because of the 8 super Assassins; and Batwings!!

I only hope that since it is “snowing”, walking on the roads do not become a pain and forces the player to only use flying as a means of commute. I would definitely like to enjoy the street view of Gotham please.

If this game doesn’t work out…………………I just might die a little inside

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