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Batman: Arkham Origins Coming This Year...

...but it's not made by Rocksteady Studios, who is apparently working on something else.

Batman: Arkham Origins is coming this October to current gen consoles, and it’s not being made by Rocksteady Studios. This time, WB Games Montreal is the developer.

It’s set for a release on October 25 for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Set early in Batman’s career, Batman: Arkham Origins centers on a transformative moment for the caped hero, as he established relationships with those that will come to define him. The game also turns Gotham City on New Years Eve into an open playground.

In addition to Batman: Arkham Origins, Armature Studio is developing Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (say that five times fast), a 2.5D game for 3DS and Vita. Haven’t heard of Armature Studio? Just know some of the primary creatives behind Metroid Prime started that company. Interested yet?

It’s not clear what Rocksteady Studios is working on, though my money’s on a Superman game.

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Posted by mellotronrules

...not so much. 2 is enough for me for awhile.

Posted by unpopularkarama

Could be okay. But I don't know if I want it if new consoles are coming the following month. Maybe they should just port it.

Posted by ildon

If actually they're working on a Superman game, good luck to them. That's a tough license.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

I'm intrigued. Honestly, more intrigued by that handheld one from the people what used to work at Retro. Too bad I don't have a 3DS or Vita, or the funds with which to buy either of them. All my video game money needs to be saved up for a PS4.

Edited by TinyGrasshopper

Are all triple-a games made in Montreal now? (or maybe I should say, does every publisher have a studio in Montreal making a triple-a game now?)

Posted by WhoopAssRambo3

Batman Begins Returns Origins: Rises

Posted by vikingdeath1

hmmm... Interesting. Hope they don't fuck it up!

Posted by UltimAXE
Posted by Shevar

Wasn't Rocksteady working on a Silver Age Batman game?

My guess is, they are building a new Batman made with Unreal Engine 4 coming to Next-Gen consoles and PC.

PS: It's so awesome to finally speak about Next-Gen Consoles :D

Posted by OfficeGamer

Batman Begins Returns Origins: Rises

And then Takes A Dump?

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

So this is the GoW: Judgment and GoW Ascension of the Arkham franchise.

Pass.

Edited by Pixeldemon

At this point the design and tech for the game already exists, so switching studios is probably not a big deal if the creative direction is good.

Posted by fargofallout

So are we just getting Batman Arkham Everything now for the next few years?

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

So this is the GoW: Judgment and GoW Ascension of the Arkham franchise.

Pass.

I would not be that quick to write this game off. I am hopeful yet hearing what Patrick says of the team behind it. Plus I like the Arkham games more than either GOW series.

Posted by Sammo21

I was pretty excited for this game until I heard Rocksteady wasn't making this now.

@colourful_hippie: The difference here being they talked about this being a prequel around the time the last one came out. Not sure if they are making a different prequel, but Rocksteady talked about wanting to make a Batman game set during the Silver Age and have the Justice League involved as well. This might be a stop gap or something? Either way, we really don't get many games like this.

Posted by TheThirdRLM

@shevar: Yeah, i remember that was the direction too. With other DC heroes in it as well. Huh.

Edited by MormonWarrior

I already didn't like Arkham City very much. I can't imagine a further sequel/prequel/whatever being all that interesting to me. The portable game, though...that could be interesting. Hoping it's not like Mirror of Fate or that level of "quality."

P.S. Arkham Asylum was my 2009 game of the year.

Edited by 2HeadedNinja

I'm honestly not sure if I want a superman game even if rocksteady makes it ... superman is kinda ... boring.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by BBQBram

At this point the design and tech for the game already exists, so switching studios is probably not a big deal if the creative direction is good.

My first thoughts as well - as long as they have the same passion for the license, it'll probably work out.

Edited by TehJedicake

I already didn't like Arkham City very much. I can't imagine a further sequel/prequel/whatever being all that interesting to me. The portable game, though...that could be interesting. Hoping it's not like Mirror of Fate or that level of "quality."

P.S. Arkham Asylum was my 2009 game of the year.

Me too. I think Asylum is done a lot better.

Edited by civid

Hopefully, this means Rocksteady is working on a Predator game, in which you play the Predator

Edited by phoenix6153

@video_game_king said:

@purplespandex said:

@video_game_king: GOOD JOB CALLING FIRST ASSHOLE

I have to imagine this is sarcastic, since I wasn't even first.

i hope so, otherwise, kind of a dick move there @purplespandex

it sounds interesting...batman before he was really Batman. could be really cool depending on the direction that they take. i've loved both arkham games so far, and i wouldn't be opposed to someone new stepping in and shaking things up...

Edited by cannonballBAM

@colourful_hippie said:

So this is the GoW: Judgment and GoW Ascension of the Arkham franchise.

Pass.

I would not be that quick to write this game off. I am hopeful yet hearing what Patrick says of the team behind it. Plus I like the Arkham games more than either GOW series.

I think the confusion comes with that the handheld game looks more promising. The console team is the same staff that did the Arkham City Wii U port which isn't all that great.

Posted by posh

I hope Rocksteady aren't making a Superman game, the Superman universe would only stifle the kind of game Rocksteady have the potential to make

Posted by LiquidPrince

I'm honestly not sure if I want a superman game even if rocksteady makes it ... superman is kinda ... boring.

Only people who know very little of Superman say this.

Anyways, I hope this game lives up to the quality of the first two. Those games were both amazing.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

If Rocksteady is making a Superman game, they better MAKE a Superman game. If more than 50% of the game takes place with Supes having both feet on the ground, somebody done fucked up.

Posted by Floppypants

I can't wait to hear all the retailer exclusive preorder bonuses!

Posted by Luck702

Why do Gears of War: Judgement and God of War: Ascension spring to mind.

Posted by Pr1mus
Posted by Pr1mus
@luck702 said:

Why do Gears of War: Judgement and God of War: Ascension spring to mind.

No no no, be positive about it. Think MGS3 or Deus Ex Human Revolution level of quality in a prequel.

Posted by Klager

Christmas Eve Partick, not New Year's.

Edited by project343

Looks like an expansion pack. And one that I'm not ready for.

Posted by vinster345

Nice little cash in on the franchise and ruin the goodwill. No thanks

Posted by divergence
  
Posted by blacklab

2.5D is such a meaningless term.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

Only played Batman AA, and that is pretty much brilliant all round. I hope Rocksteady is doing something completely new.

Posted by Toxin066

I wish the Metroid Prime guys were doing the console versions. I could really go for EVEN MORE SCANNING in my Batman. Totally serious.

Posted by Shuborno

I loved Arkham Asylum. It was my favourite game that year.

However, I don't need to pay more money to have the same experience again. I skipped Arkham City, and I'll skip Arkham Origins.

Edited by firecracker22

I'm in.

Amazing to hear it's supposed to be out at the end of this year. I know that was the rumor from the quarterly call a while back, but to hear that a new Batman game is coming out so soon after being officially announced is surprising.

Posted by PurpleSpandex

@phoenix6153: Saying first is a dick move for one, getting it wrong is an even bigger dick move. First adds fuck all to a conversation and dicks who do it should be called out.

Edited by altairre

@blacklab said:

2.5D is such a meaningless term.

Yup. I was thinking the exact same thing. I still have no idea what this game will be when they're saying that.

Edited by 24lolmaster

@altairre: no it means a side scrolling game where the people and environment on the screen are 3D

Posted by KittyVonDoom

I'm honestly not sure if I want a superman game even if rocksteady makes it ... superman is kinda ... boring.

Totally. Never understood the appeal of the 'character' outside of the cheesy Christopher Reeves movies. Unless Pat knows something we don't, that's a silly name-drop to insert into a news article.

With that said, I would've liked the Batman games to be given a break. Arkham City was pretty much the best thing anyone could ever hope to do with the franchise, so to see it being spread out like this seems like a bad sign.

I'll just be dreaming of that Rocksteady Judge Dredd game that will only ever exist inside my head.

Edited by DeF

Nice little cash in on the franchise and ruin the goodwill. No thanks

Why don't you wait to see if it's actually maybe a good game?

Edited by BradBrains

no silver age no sale for me. 2 of the same game (even though great) is enough for me

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