has a preview of the cover story from the May issue of Game
Informer Magazine, revealing Batman: Arkham Origins
, an upcoming prequel
to Batman: Arkham Asylum
and Batman: Arkham City
coming to Windows
and consoles on October 25, 2013. They offer
folks from WB Games Montreal show off some concept art while talking about it
being "humbling" to work on a "franchise of this magnitude" as they are
"standing on the shoulders of giants" in following the success of Rocksteady's
previous Arkham games. They talk of this being the first Arkham game set on the
streets of Gotham City where "we have eight of the best assassins in the world
who have come together in Gotham City on one night, Christmas Eve of all nights,
to kill The Bat." The print edition of the magazine should be in subscribers
hands in a couple of weeks, and in their
will be home to details about the game they will share online.
In the meantime, here's how they describe what they know:
Games Montreal has taken the mantle of the bat from Rocksteady Studios this time
around for Batman: Arkham Origins. WB Montreal has full access to Rocksteady's
custom modified Unreal engine to capture the look and feel of the Arkhamverse.
As the title suggests, the game takes place years before both of the previous
Arkham titles when a young, unrefined Batman encounters many supervillains for
the first time. On our full cover image below, fans will recognize the assassin
Deathstroke, who appears for the very first time in a core Arkham game.