With the success of the Batman Arkham game series, it was inevitable that a third installment in the franchise would make its way to our consoles. Today, Warner Bros. announced Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest in the series. The title is currently being developed for PC, WiiU, 360 and PS3. The game will be released on October 25. So far there has been no mention of a release on any of the next gen consoles slated to come out over the next year.
While much of the same game engine and mechanics will still be in place, Rocksteady Studios will not be in charge of developing the game. Warner will be handling the game internally through Warner Bros. Games Montreal. Eric Holmes, who’s resume includes Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype will be the lead designer on the game.
This game will act as a prequel to the series. It focuses on a younger, less experienced Batman interacting with many of his more well known villains for the first time. Among those villains will be Deathstroke, who makes his debut in the Arkham.
In addition to Origins, a handheld title is also being developed the Nintendo 3DS and PSVita. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will take place after the events of Origins. The handheld title, also being released October 25, is being developed by Armature Studio, which was founded by several members of the creative team for the Metroid Prime trilogy.