So, by now, just about every Bat-fan out there is aware of the Arkham series, and of those people, just about every one of them is gearing up for Batman: Arkham Origins, releasing October 25th. Origins will obviously serve as the prequel to the hit game series, and is also the first to be developed by outside of Rocksteady’s studio. Despite this, we’ve only seen improvements upon the formula that we’ve come to love, thanks to Warner Bros. Games Montréal.
Earlier today, a clip of the game’s motion capture was released, and while nothing too revealing was shown, it’s always cool to get a behind the scenes look at how something like this is made. In the video, they take a look at a couple of pivotal scenes in the game, but they are scenes that we already know about from previously released trailers, namely the Bruce-Alfred one. Personally, I’m really looking forward to playing out this early relationship between the Dark Knight and his butler, as it’s something we haven’t been able to do before, and is completely different from what we have been able to do so far.
Another reason to be excited about October 25th is the release of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, which isn’t handheld port of the game, but an entirely different game in and of itself. The game will feature its own original story, taking place after the events of Origins, and will feature Metroid-style gameplay. The latest trailer for the game was released today, and you can view it below.
It doesn’t look like the game is being held back all that much by the limitations of handheld devices, and the gameplay looks like an awesome melding of what we love about Arkham with side-scrolling action. It looks like my wallet is gonna be hurting, come November.