‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ is the prequel to the critically acclaimed ‘Arkham Asylum’ and ‘Arkham City’ games and follows a younger Dark Knight as he must survive some of Gotham’s deadliest assassins, all who have been commissioned by Black Mask to take out their common enemy. Previously, we’ve only seen a still or two from the game, but now we have our first official trailer. Fans of the game series should start getting excited right about now.
IGN provides the nearly five-minute long video featuring the Caped Crusader dealing with the likes of Deathstroke and Deadshot. This extremely cinematic footage shows off some awesome fight scenes, a new look for our hero that’s reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s portrayal of the character, and the same quality that we’ve come to expect from this franchise. Instead of going on and gushing about it, here’s the video below:
In addition to the trailer, SuperHeroHype has some brand new images from the game featuring more villains that will be popping in and out to cause our young Master Wayne some trouble. Besides random henchmen, you can see the iconic visage of the Joker and the slightly obscure adversary Anarky, who appears to be making a comeback in the Batman mythology as he’s featured in this game and the upcoming show, ‘Beware The Batman’. You can check out the pictures in the gallery below:
And while we can see that the Clown Prince of Crime will be making a return to the game, a few iconic characters behind the scenes will not be. It’s already been announced Mark Hamill will not reprise his role as the Joker, but it appears that Kevin Conroy will not be featured as Batman either. The two are most famously known for stepping into these roles for ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, but both appear to be stepping aside for newer actors to take on the coveted roles. Instead, Roger Craig Smith (who voices both Ezio from ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and Chris Redfield from ‘Resident Evil’) and Troy Baker (who will be heard next as Hawkeye in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Avengers Assemble’) will play our hero and villain respectively.
Does this new trailer make you excited for ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’? Do you think that it will stack up against it’s predecessors? And how do you feel about the new voices stepping into the beloved roles of Batman and the Joker? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments.
‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ will be released October 25, 2013 for Playstation 3, PC, Xbox 360, and Wii U.