August 22, 2013
Gamescom: Batman Arkham Origins latest Trailer Leaves Me Very Optimistic
As much as any fan, I was worried when Warner Bros. Interactive announced Arkham Origins. The game had a different team developing, there was a different script writer, and almost none of the voice actors would return (there are about 4 or so returning or playing different roles). With each new trailer, however, I grew cautiously optimistic; and with this latest trailer, that caution is fading. The game will be taking place years before the first Arkham incident, being a proving ground for our Dark Knight in training. Black Mask has a hit out on Batman and only Gotham’s finest lunatics come calling. The newest to join the group, and featured in the trailer, is Firefly; and the trailer shows off the other announced villains as well. What really has me excited is seeing how Bruce’s relationship with Alfred and Gordon pan out. In the trailer Alfred calls him out as a “A young man with a trust fund and too much anger”, color me very interested. If there in one absolute I love about super heroes, it is watching them fall and dealing with their consequences. The game should have been titled Arkham Year One, it looks to be taking ques from Frank Miller story arc. The game will launch worldwide on October 25th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC.