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You've read the cover story. You've followed our online coverage. Now is your chance to ask the creators of Arkham Origins your questions.
Members of the Warner Bros. Games Montreal development team are scheduled to appear on an upcoming special edition podcast. Is there something you're still curious about? Post a comment below and we could ask it on air. Your username will be called out so you'll get credit for being incisive.
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Is there going to be the wretched Games for Windows Live??
Are they taking it out and burning it? Because if not, then I REFUSE to buy this.
Because of Games for Windows Live I had to sit at my computer for 16 hours straight in order to finish the main storyline of Arkham City. You can't save!
1) I just replayed Arkham City today...as I looked out into the distance of gotham and saw the size and scale of it....How large is the size and scale of gotham planning to be? Will the city be a living breathing organism in itself?
2)As much as I'm afraid of it being done wrong, will there be any vehicle travel ie bat mobile and bat wing?
3)Considering this is a Origins...will there be a cut back on gadgets or inclusion of new ones?
4)Will there be an inclusion of great side quest like in Arkham City (I hope they go into more detailed story line with those)?
5)I might as well ask what everyone else is asking about any ideas of multiplayer?
I have faith in the franchise.
Will there be a homestead type thing (e.g. Wayne Manor)?
I would like to "know" some gameplay ;)
Why an origing story? why not a sequel?
I know it's a Batman game, but do all the environments have to be dark and dilapidated? This is Gotham City after all, bound to be some fancy gothic skyscrapers!
Also: Can I drive the batmobile?
Will the Wii U version be as good as the other versions?
How are you balancing the fact that this is a prequel with the need to add cooler or more diverse features? For example, will all of Batman's gadgets be slightly lower-tech than those in Arkham Asylum/City? Will Detective Mode function differently?
Anything and everything.
Will the voice actor replacing Conroy be someone familiar or someone new? And will the joker Bevin the upcoming game or will it be also about his origins as well?
Is Kevin Conroy reprising his role as Batman?
Will more tools be added to Batman's Arsenal? (an emp gun like in Dark Knight Rises would be awesome)
Arkham City had a huge expansion over Asylum and I loved playing with all of the different options.
Also will there be any layer of customization with the tools? As in different kinds of bombs a la Assassin's Creed or something like that.
Also will any tools be removed that were in the previous games?
Is there a Batmobile? Can I drive it? If not, why?
I was kinda disappointed with both Asylum and City that it didn't include parts of the game as Bruce Wayne. So, will there be sections for the man behind the mask?
Why did you change the appearance of Batman (the armor)?
Will this affect the gameplay?
I wanted to know if any other DC heroes will appear in the game, perhaps to help out Batman or give him some guidance? And, of course, to help set up a "Video Game DC Universe" a bit - if rumors are true, Rocksteady is currently working on a Justice League game after all.
I could see someone like Green Arrow or Black Canary showing up, considering some of the villains we've seen so far in Origins. And without having Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman (there is no Robin or Nightwing at the point in time Origins takes place) to fall back on, it would be slightly disappointing after Arkham City if you didn't have other characters. Plus, if Batman's a rookie in Origins, now's a great time for him to learn some pointers about dealing with these supervillains from people who've done it before.
Will Dick Grayson be making a full appearance? As in voiced and part of the story.
I'd like to know what kind of role the Riddler plays in this game. It seems like the riddler really hates Batman in the other games. It would be cool if Riddler was the first villain you were sent after. Like, he had just robbed a bank and left a clue there, expecting that no one could solve it. And then, BAM! Batman takes him down. Then he's sent to Arkham to come up with another sceem while Baman takes down the rest of the baddies.