Arkham Origins Trailer Confirms Two More Villains
An extended trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins was released today, revealing two more villains from Batman’s long list of rogues. In this installment, we take a few steps back and play a younger, less experienced Batman. His fighting abilities are less refined, and he still has yet to invent the bat-razor — for any busy, on-the-go, Dark Knight unfortunate enough to be caught with a 5 o’clock shadow.
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, 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, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
From the sound of things, we’ll be able to explore more of Gotham-actual rather than a blocked off part of the city housing only criminals and lunatics, thus expanding gameplay even more. When the description says, “witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged,” this makes me think of civilian and GCPD interactions similar to the Assassin’s Creed series and Infamous. Also, I’m curious to see how many gadgets we’ll get since we’re dealing with a younger Batman still trying to figure things out.
As far as the story premise goes, so far it’s pretty cut and dry: assassins compete against each other in getting their hands on the Bat. This will be an event that will either make the Batman or break him. The trailer reveals two more villains after Deathstroke, Black Mask and Deadshot, and promises more to come. What makes this trailer even sweeter? Pre-ordering Batman: Arkham Origins will give you the ability to play the game as Deathstroke. My guess is that this will be handled the same way Catwoman was in Arkham City via side stories taking place parallel to the main plot.