‘Batman: Arkham’ Announcement Slated to Arrive on New Year’s Eve

Dec 26, 2013 by  

Batman Save The Date

Ever since Tim Burton released the Christmas-themed sequel (Batman Returns) to 1989′s Batman film, many Bat-fans have considered the cape and cowl a staple of the holiday season. There are always plenty of holiday adventures in Gotham to keep comic book fans satisfied, but apparently the vide0 game version of the Dark Knight is making a winter appearance, as well. It sounds as if fans of the Batman: Arkham franchise are in for a late Christmas present early next week.

A post on the Batman Arkham Facebook page reveals that fans should return to the page on December 31 for a “special announcement.” Like any good holiday present, the exact nature of the announcement will remain a mystery until the full reveal later this month.

“Visit this page on December 31st for a special announcement…more details to come next week.”

Although we don’t have much information to work with, there are a few likely options for the announcement. The safest bet would be the official reveal of the next narrative-driven DLC pack for Batman: Arkham Origins.

Batman Arkham Origins Bald Bruce

Warner Bros. had already confirmed that a story-driven follow up to the Initiation Challenge map pack would arrive in early 2014, so it is about time to start hearing some more details about that addition to the well-received third installment in the Arkham franchise. Despite suffering from some serious bugs early on, Arkham Origins has found its footing and (mostly) lived up to the reputation of its predecessors, so there is a market for add-on content.

If you want to put your money on more of a long shot, then there’s always the possibility the announcement could be the reveal of the rumored next-gen Arkham title. At this point, both the Xbox One and PS4 are lacking an adventure starring the iconic Bat for next-gen gamers to dive into.

The announcement of a next-gen installment in the popular Batman franchise seems inevitable, but we would be very surprised if it arrived next Tuesday. Such a high profile press release would be unlikely to arrive on an evening when most interested parties are out preparing to greet the New Year and likely nowhere near their respective computers.

One way or another, Batman fans have one last thing to be excited for in 2013.

What do you think the Batman reveal is, Ranters? Would you prefer additional content or a next-gen follow-up?

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Batman: Arkham Origins is out now, for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii U platforms.

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Source: Batman Arkham Facebook

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  1. I understand its a lot easier to develop dlc’s and new installments but how do you innovate for something that works fine. The latest game had nothing but a new story, ememies and few new gadgets.

    • the 3rd game was basically filler they could add civilians to save, controllable bat vehicles, night wing in bludhaven, red hood storyline, joker staying dead, or they could just jump straight to justice league which for a video game i would not mind

  2. Assassin creed and batman looking to continue there franchises I’m not sure I’m on board with that sorry, not the way next year is hotting up for gaming anyway

    • This is just an announcement for DLC, not a new installment. Anyway, Origins was filler so Rocksteady could work on their sequel, they’ll probably come up with new features to add. It won’t turn into a watered down annual crap fest like CoD or Assassin’s Creed. I hope I don’t eat my words later.

  3. I hope its the game that kevin conroy spoke of

    • I thought it would be this too.

      • In a perfect world, it would be both an announcement for DLC for Arkham origins and a teaser for a next-gen Batman game. In response to calling Origins nothing more than “filler”, I thought it was a fantastic entry to the series and invested a shameful amount of hours into it. I knew before buying the game that the gameplay would be the same which is why I bought it.

        Could the city have been more alive with Civilians? Of course.

        Is this game merely “filler” on par with an expansion pack for “The Sims”? In my opinion, no.

        Bashing the game for being too similar to its predecessors would mean that sequels never get made (think “Gears of War”, “Mass Effect 2/3″, etc) The developers are screwed either way if they keep the formula the same or alter it too much.

        Anyway, yay announcement…whatever it turns out to be ;)

  4. Wouldn’t it be sweet if it was a MMO announcement? An unending Gotham city and Batman game? Oh, Oh, Oh. I need to go and change now.

    • no

  5. i want the next batman game to be compatible with a pc, Macs and PS3′s. Please!

  6. I hope it’s the Arkham Collection

  7. Actually 12.31.2013 would be a great time to announce both the DLC and the Arkham Next-Gen game. Why? It is the last day before Batman begins his 75th year, I’m sure WB and DC Comics want to make it a BIG year. :)

  8. You know what I just realized? People complain about Arkham Origins and CoD games because they say the game is just copy and pasge with a new story and graphics. I cannot recall any game at the moment that had a sequel which was completely new? What do people exactly want? You want every sequel to be 100% different with completely differeent gameplay and s***? As far as I know, Bioshock series was the same. A same game with few new abilities, weapons, and a new story. See what I’m talking about?

  9. i’m waiting

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