Batman: Arkham Origins Coming This Year...

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Posted by patrickklepek (4623 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by mellotronrules (1192 posts) -

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

#3 Posted by unpopularkarama (37 posts) -

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.

#4 Posted by ildon (369 posts) -

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

#5 Edited by MooseyMcMan (11020 posts) -

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.

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#6 Edited by TinyGrasshopper (230 posts) -

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?)

#7 Posted by WhoopAssRambo3 (43 posts) -

Batman Begins Returns Origins: Rises

#9 Posted by vikingdeath1 (971 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by UltimAXE (386 posts) -
#11 Posted by Shevar (136 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

Batman Begins Returns Origins: Rises

And then Takes A Dump?

#13 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

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

Pass.

#14 Edited by Pixeldemon (244 posts) -

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.

#15 Posted by fargofallout (288 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4677 posts) -

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.

#17 Posted by Sammo21 (3276 posts) -

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.

#18 Posted by TheThirdRLM (148 posts) -

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

#20 Edited by MormonWarrior (2593 posts) -

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.

#21 Edited by 2HeadedNinja (1617 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#23 Posted by BBQBram (2236 posts) -

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.

#24 Edited by TehJedicake (888 posts) -

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.

#25 Edited by civid (431 posts) -

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

#26 Edited by phoenix6153 (42 posts) -

@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...

#27 Edited by cannonballBAM (602 posts) -

@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.

#28 Posted by posh (488 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

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.

#31 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by Luck702 (475 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by Pr1mus (3910 posts) -
#35 Posted by Pr1mus (3910 posts) -
@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.

#36 Posted by Klager (137 posts) -

Christmas Eve Partick, not New Year's.

#37 Edited by project343 (2825 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by vinster345 (128 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by divergence (313 posts) -
  
#40 Posted by blacklab (1554 posts) -

2.5D is such a meaningless term.

#41 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2102 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Toxin066 (3288 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

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.

#44 Edited by firecracker22 (546 posts) -

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.

#45 Posted by PurpleSpandex (282 posts) -

@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.

#46 Edited by altairre (1192 posts) -

@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.

#47 Edited by 24lolmaster (4 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by KittyVonDoom (445 posts) -

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.

#49 Edited by DeF (4889 posts) -

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?

#50 Edited by BradBrains (951 posts) -

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

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