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Arkham Origins Tone, Axed Features And Better Boss Battles

Yep, we're getting a new Batman game this year. No, it isn't being prepped by Rocksteady but we have confidence in the new internal Warner Bros. team.

More information for Batman: Arkham Origins has been steadily coming to light, thanks in part to a recent interviews with Game Informer and GamesMaster. Leviathyn summed up the highlights, if you're interested.

First, DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns addressed the atmosphere and tone that we can expect in this prequel:

"It’s called Arkham Origins and it really is the introduction of what Arkham means. Arkham evokes a sense of insanity and chaos embodied in the twisted minds and colorful villains of the Batman universe. That had to start somewhere. This is really more about Batman’s initiation into that insane world, where my book’s more about Batman as a vigilante and really deciding which path to go down."

So in other words, we can expect a darker, more chaotic production...? Certainly sounds like it. Then Warner Bros. Interactive senior producer Ben Mattes talked about a few features that didn't make the grade. One was a dynamic weather system generated by a snowstorm in Gotham. It was supposed to affect combat in some capacity, but Mattes said it "sucked" so they got rid of it. Another axed feature was a drone-type enemy that followed Batman around while in Predator mode. But the team passed because they didn't want the player to be on the defensive in that mode.

Interestingly, they seem to be putting a lot of emphasis on the boss battles. Each boss encounter is unique in Arkham Origins, which is good news as critics of past entries have pointed toward a few uninspired boss fights. Lastly, they say they've "made the coolest version of Deathstroke," which should appeal to the hardcore fans.

The new Batman effort is set to release on October 25 for PS3, 360, Wii U and PC. And don't forget that there will be a separate portable iteration that launches on the same day; Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will hit the Vita and 3DS. Gonna play both games...?

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Origins

Tags: batman arkham origins, batman arkham sequel, batman game

4/29/2013 11:43:45 AM Ben Dutka

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Nas Is Like
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:29:22 PM


I really liked Arkham Asylum and absolutely loved Arkham City, though the boss fights were a bit generic (minus Mr. Freeze, that was badass). So I'm looking forward to this game to see just how better the boss fights are.

Also, Arkham City was pretty damn dark and chaotic, so I wonder how different and darker it will be this time...

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Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:35:37 PM

I am so looking forward to this! I wonder who is going to voice the Joker?

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Lord carlos
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 1:33:51 PM

And batman now too it seems!

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Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:36:21 PM

Batman Arkham City was just fantastic. Everything about it worked like a champ. I look forward to this new Batman game but I'm a bit apprehensive over the new dev team. Isn't the project lead the Prototype guy? eww.

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Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:58:51 PM

Can't wait! Batman: Arkham series is one of my favorite series this generation. Sure, no Rocksteady is disappointing but this studio has full-access to Rocksteady's previous Batman games, plus Rocksteady overlooking development. I have faith.

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Lord carlos
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 1:31:47 PM

I hear kevin conroy will not be voicing bats this time,kinda makes sense with batman being younger.

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Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 3:41:35 PM

he'll probably be voicing for the real Batman sequel by Rocksteady. The one for PS4

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 5:23:51 AM

so stupid how they release the portable versions on the same day.
especially in cases when the portable titles are prequels to the console versions!
seriously, whos going to play black gate when they could be playing origins?
no i wont drive my car to work today, ill get up 4 hours earlier than normal and walk in the stinking heat!
makes sense........

for origins though all i ask is more gadgets and please can we PLEASE get rid of the magical AI!
the best thing about asylum was playing cat and mouse with the enemies.
hurling a batrang next to a enemy just so you could snicker as you watched them freak out looking for you.
in arkham city though you do that from 200KMs away in the dark in cover and they magically know exactly where you are to the millimeter!
REALLY pissed me off with that, it just took the whole fun out of the game!
you cant do ANYTHING without enemies knowing your exact location and shooting you down.
your suppose to use your gadgets to distract guards or lure them into a trap, not instantly tip them to your exact location!
fix that, and this should be the best superhero game released in a long, long time!
and maybe, just maybe, better than spiderman 2!

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