New ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Game Hitting Current-Gen Consoles This October

Just because Sony and Microsoft are working on building and releasing entirely new consoles doesn’t mean there won’t be great games available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall. According to a new report, a new and promising Batman game will land in late October.

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Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that it will release Batman: Arkham Origins on October 25. The game, which is a prequel to the critically-acclaimed games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Reports indicate that the game will focus on a “young and unrefined” version of Batman slowly emerging into the role of the Dark Knight. In a way, it could be the video game version of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins movie.

The new villain this time around: Deathstroke (aka Slade), popularly known as DC Comics’ king of assassins.

Although the game’s story will be connected to the previous Arkham games, a new developer will be taking charge. Warner Bros. says that Rocksteady Studios will be replaced and that WB Games Montreal will be responsible for developing Arkham Origins.

Handheld fans will be pleased to hear that Warner Bros. also plans to release Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. This one will be developed by Armature Studio.

Given that the last Arkham game, Batman: Arkham City, sold 4.6 million units in its first week of availability, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. is focusing on fleshing out this lucrative franchise.

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