Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today have officially announced Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate as the next installments of the Batman: Arkham series. Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC while Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be available for the PS Vita and 3DS. Both titles are scheduled to release worldwide October 25th, 2013.
Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. As hardcore Batman: Arkham fans you may be asking yourself why isn’t proven developer Rocksteady not developing this one, to which we really have no clue. Just know that we are just as concerned WB Games Montreal can developer the goods as the bar has been set rather high with the first to Batman: Arkham iterations by Rocksteady.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio that brings the Batman Arkham experience for the first time to Nintendo and Sony handheld systems. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, you’ll be able to continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.
So mark your calendars, October 25th, 2013 the Dark Knight returns. We’ll have more on Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate directly from E3.