Batman: Arkham Origins and Blackgate Announced

This October play as Batman as he's introduced to many supervillains for the first time.

By XboxBetty, Posted 10 Apr 2013

Warner Bros. Games have unveiled the next Batman game in the Arkham series. This time around Warner Bros. Games Montreal takes the reins with creative director Eric Holmes heading Batman: Arkham Origins.  

Batman: Arkham Origins takes place prior to the other Arkham games with a younger Batman being introduced to many supervillains for the first time; one being Deathstroke who makes his first appearance in the Arkham series.

Also announced was the addition of a handheld game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. Blackgate releases the same day as Origins boasting a separate experience occurring after Arkham Origins. Blackgate is a 2.5-D Metroid-style action game developed by Armature Studio.

Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate are available on October 25, 2013. Origins will release on the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Blackgate will be available on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. For more information visit

Megan Bethke, NoobFeed (@XboxBetty).

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  • I just squealed like a little 12 year old girl in a 1 direction concert
    Posted Apr 10, 2013
  • avatar RON
    @Dramus haha so did I
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  • @RON comes out end of October...i preordered the game and stuff already :P
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  • So @Grayshadow 's and my predictions ( about the sequel all come wrong.
    Posted Apr 12, 2013
  • @Amaya indeed. City did however introduce alot of plots/side plots into the game so that any type of sequel could have been made though. For example Scarecrow and his new line of super toxins that appear hidden in one of the boats. The Hush quests are worth mentioning because of how it ends. Cant forget that our lovely Joker didnt really die, and i wont be quick to dismiss the fact that dear old Harley was pregnant (supposedly dismissed during Harley's revenge...but i think that was the real joke) and technically speaking all of the criminals are now at large since the dismantlement of Arkham City.
    Posted Apr 12, 2013
  • @Dramus I doubt there'll be anything shown about Joker having a child. And so do Hush quests. It'll look more like a direct sequel. I personally don't want to see anything on Scarecrow. He was already very annoying at the first game.
    Posted Apr 14, 2013
  • @Amaya really? i kinda enjoyed him in the first game. although, i wish they would have put some sort of boss fight with him outside the dream world. they could have done alot more with him too.
    Posted Apr 15, 2013
  • Cool - look forward to it - if they keep the same voice actors for this game and keep it in the lines as the other two games then it should be good - kinda went off Batman AC after it came out -did pick up the GOTY edition recently so might get back into it and play the dlc @Dramus @Amaya i thought the scarecrow bits in AA were very good - don't forget the sid plot with the Watcher In The Wings’ side missions
    Posted Apr 15, 2013
  • @Dramus @Cian So am I the only one who hated the scarecrow mission? I hated them probably because they were too easy to beat and almost the same thing again and again.
    Posted Apr 15, 2013
  • @Amaya yea they were a bit easy, but the design used on him and the concept of what was done was quite excellent.

    @Cian i knew i was forgetting Azrael. That was probably the strongest hint at a sequel to City.
    Posted Apr 15, 2013
  • @Dramus Adam and I talked about Azrael in our blog and it'll be disappointing not to see him in the next game. He was one of the most interesting finds in AC.
    Posted Apr 16, 2013
  • @Amaya true enough he was a surprise. funny thing was the first time i saw him, i thought he was some new henchman or something since i was looking at him from so far away, so i went to one of the higher buildings and i was going to dive on him. i landed next to him and then i was like "omg omg omg! i wanna fight you Azrael!!" but he just wanted to graffiti the rooftop :/
    Posted Apr 16, 2013
  • @Dramus I wanted to fight him too. But he kept running away until I figured who he really was. Besides all the side missions I really enjoyed the Riddler Trophies.
    Posted Apr 16, 2013
  • I haven't even played through the first yet....helllllooooo backlog
    Posted Jun 01, 2013

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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer(s): Warner Bros. Interactive
Genres: Action, Adventure
Themes: Fantasy
Release Date: 2013-10-25

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