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The Caped Crusader's Shocking New Gameplay

Firefly has set bombs along one of Gotham’s bridges. Batman has to disarm the explosives and stop this napalm-obsessed firebug before someone gets hurt. Thankfully, he has some electrifying new gauntlets to help him save the day.

We began our Gamescom demo of Batman: Arkham Origins by checking out Batman’s new toy, the shock gloves. These gloves are extremely helpful in combat. After Batman builds up a certain level of combo, he can activate these electric gloves, which make all of his attacks instant knockdowns. These gloves also allow Batman to block electric attacks (which also happens to refill his glove’s batteries) and stuns shielded enemies.

All of the gadgets in Arkham Origins have multiple functions, and Batman’s new gloves are no exception. The caped crusader can use these gloves to short circuit some objects within the environment, which might then open a door, or use the gloves to power up various machines, which could prove useful in puzzles.

After making our way through a crowd of Firefly’s henchmen, Batman encounters the jetpack-clad villain himself. Our hero grapples onto Flyfly’s jetpack and tries to pull him to the ground, but Firefly takes off, pulling Batman along for a ride. Batman collides with the side of a truck and eventually lands on the ground, but not before knocking Firefly’s detonator out of his hand. That takes care of the immediate bomb threat, but Batman still has to take care the flaming fly himself. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until the game comes out on October 25 to see how that encounter plays out.

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  • Heard that Batman father is the main villian....
  • OK...sold!!!!!!

  • This game looks very promising. Hopefully the fact that Rocksteady is not directing it, will not harm it. I always wanted to explore Gotham in its entirety so this sounds great, that said, I dunno how I feel about the multiplayer. Seems neat, though it might end up like AC, being something that I get tired of after the gimmick fades.
  • Mod
    Why does this game still strike me as an underdog this holiday season? It's looking amazing! So. DARN. AMAZING!!! Heck, these holiday seasons keep getting better.
  • OMG I'm so ready for this game, I can't wait to see how they will let you play as deathstroke. These last four months are going to be very expensive.
  • Thanks for showing me the whole game, now I don't have to play it anymore.
  • All the cinematics look top notch, which is to be expected if the developers want to remain on par with the previous two games.  The real test for this game will be the experience in Gotham and the overall fighting mechanics.  I think a lot of people felt the natural progression of the series was heading to an open world Gotham. It'll be interesting to see how the overall detail of Gotham compares to the last two gamea, which were absolutely marvelous artisically speaking.  

  • Oh, so it's young Batman. I get it..

  • I was always going to get Batman, but now I'm actually excited for it.

  • I thought they'd actually show us some "shocking new gameplay"
  • i've seen this video on a different gameinformer article already

  • I just hope they keep the theme of the last two games when it comes to boss fights and remember batman is one of the, if not the, worlds greatest martial artist in DC. I don't want any lame, artificially hard fights with people who would get their asses whipped by batman in a hand to hand fight. The other games did an awesome job of creatively making boss fights challenging when it came to people like that.
  • Mod
    I have my trepidations about this game(not being made by Rocksteady)but I'm still really excited to play it. Also, I think Troy Baker is doing a fantastic job voicing The joker. After Joel in The Last Of Us, Booker in Bishock: Infinite, and most recently the MGSV trailer as young Ocelot(he nailed it) - I have to say, he's definitely one of my favorite voice actors now.

    I'm still not sure about Roger Craig Smith as Batman. His Batman voice sounds a bit too close to his Chris Redfield for me, but we shall see.
  • Wait a second, if this is an origin game, then how the hell does Batman who owns all of this new tech on the game(and that's suppose to be almost inexperienced) then how come later in the past games he doesn't. Use it anymore? And how come he never references in those games about the villains in this game?
  • Is Deathstroke launching himself at one of Talia's guards? So I guess we can confirm Ra's and Talia now.
  • Did they change Batman's voice too?

    Also, the Joker's new voice actor is doing an absolutely horrible job compared to Mark Hamill. I mean, it would've sounded nice in a different series but since IT IS part of the Arkham series and IT IS part of the series that Hamill did voice work on it just sounds bad in comparison.
  • Looks so awesome. This is kind of random but it sounds like Gordon's voice actor did most of the characters in Skyrim.

  • Jaw.........HIT........FLOOR

  • The list of games I want just keeps on growing.
  • Kind of sounds like Batman's armor from the Wii U version.

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