Batman: Arkham Origins has just landed a teaser trailer, where Batman faces down Deathstroke.
The Batman series for the consoles is one of the most successful video game franchises based on a superhero, probably ever. So it makes sense that there would be a third Batman title in the series that started with Batman: Akham Asylum. This time, however, it’s being developed by someone else.
This time around, Batman is being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, who is going back to when Batman hadn’t met most of the villains yet. Batman: Arkham Origins is also under the supervision of one of the people behind Prototype, which could indicate that gamers may actually continue to play this title even after everything is done.
Deathstroke was introduced in the comics toward the end of the Silver Age, as a new era of ultra-violence reared its head in DC Comics. Needless to say, he could be one of Batman’s most ferocious villains yet, skipping over the dramatic and the riddles and just going straight for the jugular.
The trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins begins with a closeup of Deathstroke in the snow, followed by the same from Batman, who scowls in anticipation. The two start fighting immediately as sword meets bat armor in a well-choreographed battle of skills. The logo for Batman: Arkham Origins appears after a few flashes of this battle.
The words on the screen tell us that Batman: Arkham Origins is due for release worldwide on October 25, 2013. Then it tells us the full trailer is coming May 20.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal knows this game is expected to be huge after the success of Batman: Arkham Asylum and its followup, Arkham City. Games that haven’t been proven usually don’t get teasers advertising a trailer for the sequel.
Batman: Arkham Origins is obviously promising to make it feel like Christmas Eve in real life like it is in the game, for fans of the Dark Knight.
What do you think of the teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins?