New Batman: Arkham Origins Trailer and More!
Did the 20 second teaser whet your appetite? Well here is the full 5 minute trailer. A beautiful CG video showing off the Batman's fighting as well as some interesting foes to come. Unfortunately, no game play. But wait, there's more! I also rundown some quick stories about a new playable character and theorize what's happening with Batman's voice actor.
I can't explain how excited I am for this game. For those who don't know what's going on with Batman: Arkham Origins, here is the quick rundown of news:
Batman: Arkham Origins is the third installment in the Arkham Franchise. Origins, however, is a prequel to both Asylum and City with no real evidence as to how many years span between games. All that is known is that you play as Batman very early into his career of crime fighting. Along with this game being a prequel to the others, it's also being developed by a different studio. Previously made by Rocksteady Studios, the series is now in the hands of WB Montreal.
Some other news that has been making its rounds is who is voicing the Batman? Kevin Conroy was the voice of Batman from the late 90s animated series as well as the last two games. But he has stated that he will not be reprising his role of the Batman if Mark Hamill is not on board as the Joker.
Shortly after the new trailer was released, it was confirmed that Roger Craig Smith (Ezio, Sonic, and Chris Redfield) would be voicing Batman and Troy Baker (Booker DeWitt of Bioshock Infinite) will be the Joker. Then, in a complete curve ball, Kevin Conroy confirmed at Dallas Comic Con that he has been recording for 9-10 months on the next Arkham.
Either he is narrating the story of his past while Roger Craig Smith does the young Batman voice, or he accidentally confirmed that he had been doing recordings for the next Arkham game for Next-Gen. Either way, it will be interesting to see what comes out of this news in the coming days.
Additionally, the character you see Batman fighting, Deathstroke, is also a playable character if you preorder. With multiplayer also making its debut in Arkham Origins, it's not clear if Deathstroke will be a playable multiplayer character or an additional single player side story much like Arkham City's Cat Woman DLC.
With E3 less than a month away, it's a safe bet we will see some gameplay and find out more about possible characters and what kind of gadgets that bat has this time around.