The lights are on
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released later this week. Developer Warner Bros. Montreal has added some new conveniences to help the Dark Knight navigate a Gotham City twice the size of Arkham City's playground.
With the help of the Batwing, Batman can quickly move around the city or back to the Batcave. The hideout offers new gadgets and intel thanks to Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
The second half of the video focuses on Batman's infiltration of the Gotham City Police Department to access a database. Since this is early in Batman's career, the caped crusader doesn't know Jim Gordon. In fact, the police are actively hunting Batman (and some aren't doing it for the right reasons).
You can check out the full 17-minute developer walkthrough below. Batman: Arkham Origins is out this Friday, October 25, on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. Note that the retail PC and Wii U versions (along with the 3DS version of Blackgate) are delayed in the UK. Warner Bros. tells us that things are on track in the United States, though.
For more on Batman: Arkham Origins, check out our coverage from the May 2013 issue and a recent preview of the fight with Deathstroke.
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This game looks good. I can't wait for it now!
I hope Scarecrow makes an appearance outside of a cameo
I cannot wait to pick my copy up on Friday, this will be my last PS3 game before Lords of Shadow 2.
Look and feel seem very similar to Arkham City. Doesn't seem they are breaking any new ground here. However, I love Arkham City and the new adventures with this game will probably be good enough for a purchase.
Game looks great. I kinda hated how scripted the developers dialogue was though. It sounded like they were reading from a lame storybook.
I hope I get off work in time for the midnight release on Thursday. This is going to be awesome!
Y'know what would be cool right now? A DEMO FOR THIS GAME!! (Along with Origins Blackgate) I'd have my in humanity restored if there was a demo released right now.
I planned on having GTA V being my last PS3 game but i might have to get this game.
I look forward to picking up this title around Dec. 29, for like, $40.
My current situation:
# of tempting games > amount of time to play > # of dollars I have.