Batman’s rogues gallery is one of the most revered in all of geekdom. Be it the chaos of the Joker, the duality of Two Face, the morality of R’as Al Ghul or the fear of the Scarecrow, each of his antagonists generally represent facets of his shattered identity. It is easy for creators to fall back on those villains because they are all inherently interesting when paired up with Batman.
Batman: Arkham Origins has gone on a bit of a different path. Set as a prequel to Rocksteady‘s flagship Arkham series, the game features a younger Batman coming up against a whole host of ‘assassins’ trying to collect a bounty put on his head by Black Mask. So far Deathstroke, Deadshot, Copperhead, Bane, Firefly and the Electrocutioner had been announced but it seems they may be joined in the hunt by two more.
Here are two pictures of their bios to seemingly confirm their involvement.
This culmination of assassin’s doesn’t appear to reflect much about Batman emotionally, but each seemingly provides a different physical challenge for the caped crusader. That should work just fine, giving Batman a range of ‘boss’ stages to fight through. Also, with the Joker and other villains showing up and running amuck, there is sure to be plenty to keep a younger Bruce Wayne busy.
If that hasn’t satisfied your Arkham Origins itch, there is still a whole lot more for you to feast your eyes upon. Seventeen minutes more to be precise. Warner Brothers have released a trailer that showcases that iconic Arkham gameplay, the Batcave and Batman breaking into the Gotham City Police Department.
It seems that WB Games Montréal are trying to reassure fans that the Arkham brand is safe with them. While the jury is still out on how the game plays as a whole, it certainly looks the part of its predecessors.
It won’t be too long now until we see if the team can reach the heights of Rocksteady’s two previous entries.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be available on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on October 25, 2013.
Source: All Games Beta