Seriously, this is what they can do with computers now? For about two minutes during this 5-minute long trailer for the new Batman game “Batman: Arkham Origins”, I thought this was live-action, though I got hints that it might be CG by the way the characters swayed a bit even when they’re just standing still, a dead giveaway if you ask me. Still, with CGs for games already this advanced, pretty soon who’s going to need Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” when you can just slap in a CG replacement?
Nevertheless, it’s a hell of a trailer. Then Deadstroke shows up and it’s on. Gotta say, though, I’m still not the biggest fan of bulky armored looking Batman. How does he jump and disappear all squeaky like in the darkness with that thing on?
From Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, “Batman: Arkham Origins” is the next installment in the blockbuster “Batman: Arkham” videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City”, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.
Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
The game, we’re told, will come with a playable Deathstroke, who arrives with “his own unique weapons and special moves.” Also, fans who pre-order the game for Xbox, PlayStation or Windows PC will receive “exclusive early access to the Deathstroke pack containing two additional challenge maps and two alternate Deathstroke character skins.” I’m assuming all of that is a good thing.
Batman kicks ass this October 25.