Warner Bros. have announced the next title in the Batman: Arkham franchise Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel in development at Warner Bros. Games Montreal.
According to Game Informer, the developer has been given full access to Rocksteady’s custom modified Unreal Engine to capture the look and feel of the Arkham-universe.
As the title suggests, Arkham Origins follows a younger, less experienced Batman has he encounters a army of villains for the very first time — as eight assassins are sent to Gotham to kill the Dark Knight on Christmas Eve. The developers want to show Gotham as not just as a wasteland populated by murderers, but as a living, breathing city.
Batman: Arkham Origins releases October 25, 2013 on Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC along side Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on the 3DS and Vita. Blackgate will be a completely separate experience that takes place after the events of Arkham Origins.