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News: New Batman Arkham Origins Information

May 20, 2013

We have received new information about Batman: Arkham Origins.

– Begins on Christmas Eve
– Joker’s “present” is a series of explosives tied to a nearby building
– Batman is disarmed and stunned by Bane, so he can only watch as Joker detonates his trap
– Batman is more primal and vicious in this game
– Fighting style is raw and undefined
– Enemies are younger and more vibrant
– Batman’s armor style comes closer to what is shown in Christopher Nolan’s films than anything in previous games
– Black Mask hires eight assassins to kill Batman
– Deathstroke and Deadshot are among those hired
– Police, led by Commissioner Loeb, will pursue Batman and attempt to detain him
– Grappling, gliding, perching atop gargoyles, ambushing thugs, and maneuvering around Gotham works as it always has
– Combat system is back in full force
– Tracking system helps players assess the efficiency of their combat
– This is entirely informational
– Experience points flow into a branching upgrade system
– Gain points by chaining hits into lengthy combos
– New enemy types including the martial artist thug
– This enemy type requires back-and-forth combos until the criminal makes a mistake
– Side quests are back in a significant way, both through a radio scanner that helps track criminal activity, and a ‘Most Wanted System’
– Most Wanted System: hunt villains like Anarchy, who have stories and motivations that are separate from the main Black Mask thread
– Warner Bros. not saying how significant Joker’s role is
– Detective Mode concept is back
– It can now be used to track observations and discoveries, allowing players to ‘scrub through’ a crime as it occurred in the past, discovering where more evidence might be
– When an assassin’s bullet disables a police helicopter causing it to crash, Batman is able to deduce that a nearby SWAT sniper wasn’t responsible – tracing the source of the bullet to what was likely Deadshot
– By scrubbing through different evidence in different places, Batman assembles the truth piece by piece, allowing him to move to his next target
– Fast-travel system
– Remote Claw: attach to two points or enemies and pull them together

Source: NintendoEverything

In addition to that, DLC for the game has been announced. However…

If you pre-order Batman: Arkham Origins on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or PC, you’ll get playable Deathstroke DLC. Interested in the Wii U version? Well, it sounds like you’re out of luck.

The European boxarts for {PS3, 360, PC Versions of} Origins include a label highlighting the game’s pre-order incentive. The Italian version of Batman’s {Wii U Version} boxart appears to contain the pre-order label. {But} Having looked at the North American and UK announcements, though, I’m skeptical…

Source: NintendoEverything

I’m still waiting to see if the North American version of the Batman: Arkham Origins Boxart becomes available to the public. I’ll post if it is released.

Batman: Arkham Origins arrives on October 25th. Stay tuned for more news about the game here on Save Us From Obscurity.

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