Batman: Arkham Origins Screenshots Uncovered – Story and Gameplay Details Revealed


Batman: Arkham Origins

Moments after we got the first glimpse at Warner Brothers, upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, the first screenshots and gameplay details have also been leaked by nintendoeverything.

Batman: Arkham Origins Screenshots and Game Details Uncovered

As we already know, Batman: Arkham Origins is set years before the current two Arkham games so basically these would be the early days of Batman or the Dark Knight's uprising to what he currently is. The game is being developed by Warner Brothers, Montreal instead of Rocksteady but the core development of the game remains the same with Warner Brothers having full disposal of the custom build Unreal Engine in their hands to give the game the same Arkham atmosphere experienced in the previous two titles.

There are tons of details mentioned by the site, we know that the game would be the first time when Batman would go against some of the most renowned super villains in the franchise's history. You can note that by the younger Penguin in one of the screenshots. The game takes place on a Christmas Eve when mob boss known as "Black Mask" has put a high price on Batman's head, cops who want to take on the mob later end up being part of the manhunt himself leaving no choice for batman but to outsmart his foes, find out the reason why Black mask wants him dead and to prove to what good cop he is on the other side.

There's a demo being planned for the game which would hit a bit earlier before the game releases in October 2013. The demo kicks in about an hour into the game where Batman is trying to find out the reason why Black mask is after getting him dead. It is mentioned that most of the section of Amusement Mile unlike Arkham City isn't flooded and Batman heads over to Penguin who has details about Black mask. Penguin points out to a suspicious murder at Lacey Towers which might give him a hint and later is dragged out of the room by claw. While Batman is about to approach the towers, he is stomped by a mysterious figure revealed to be "Death Stroke" who was also revealed in Gameinformer's cover. He fights him off until Batman grabs his sword and cuts free to head to Lacey towers. The cops hint at a possible homocide and Batman look's at the two victims of the incident, one is supposedly Black mask while the other is his girlfriend. You go into first person perspective to investigate the area for clues and that's it about the demo.

As for gameplay details, there are again a ton of them with key points mentioning that since this was a younger version of the Batman, developers got the opportunity to refresh most of the combat skills. There's a remote claw that functions just like the grappler in Just Cause 2. Gotham city would amount to only half of the world in the game confirming the massive scope of the world. Along with this, a bridge would lead to a new section known as "New Gotham" which is much more classier and has taller skyscapers. Several activities gain Batman Bonus points in the game and there would be new enemy types to tackle in the game.

Batman: Arkham Origins definately sounds like an amazing project and i have hopes that it delivers well. The game arrives on PC, PS3, 360 and WiiU on October 25 2013.

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  • - Takes place on Christmas Eve
  • - Years before the previous two games
  • - Mob boss Black Mask will give a fortune for Batman’s head
  • - Top assassins and supervillains from the DC Comics universe are out to get Batman
  • - Cops on the take from the mob join the manhunt as well
  • - Batman needs to outsmart his enemies, find out why Black Mask wants him dead, and prove to what good cops that he’s on their side


  • - Porting Arkham City to Wii U let the team get familiar with Unreal 3
  • - Doing a prequel lets the team carve a unique territory if Rockstar were to move the Arkham timeline ahead down the road
  • - Rocksteady’s project is tightly under wraps
  • - Younger Batman also “gives us the opportunity to refresh things a bit”
  • - Combat system still in place
  • - Will have “new layers, new opportunities, and new tactics”
  • - New enemy types
  • - Batman not as finely honed as in the previous games
  • - Won’t control the Batwing directly
  • - Batwing will figure into story sequences and acts as a universe-appropriate form of fast travel
  • - Has the traditional predator mode in which players swing from perch to perch, glide kick, string guys upside-down, etc.
  • - New remote claw that is like the grappler in Just Cause 2
  • - Batman targets two objects and fires out a claw
  • - This hooks into the first object and launches another claw and rope to the second object
  • - Can then pull the two objects together
  • - Use this to knock enemies together, slam heavy objects into foes, string objects or people under a perch
  • - Can string up an explosive barrel under a perch, lure enemies with a sonic batarang, then cut the rope with a normal batarang, dropping the explosive on their heads
  • - Team knows Black Mask isn’t the most popular villain
  • - Old Gotham is only half of the game world
  • - Another new entire is across the bridge called New Gotham
  • - New Gotham is classier and has much taller skyscrapers
  • - New zone doubles the size of the game world
  • - Players can dismantle the hacked tower network
  • - Towers emit a jamming signal that prevents the Batwing from flying into the area, meaning no fast travel
  • - It also halts Batman’s sensors from placing points of interest on the map
  • - Taking down the towers are varied and require all of Batman’s navigation, puzzle solving, and combat skills
  • - Some can be taken down quickly, others must be returned to later with an upgrade
  • - “Crime in Progress”: ex – saving some cops from a group of thugs, rescuing a snitch from being tossed off a roof
  • - Activities give Batman a chance for experience point bonuses
  • - Completing side quests also contributes to the GCPD’s understanding and appreciation of Batman
  • - They will begin to know Batman and which side he stands on based on how much you take on the optional missions
  • - Most Wanted system gives players a chance to go after villains outside of the core storyline
  • - These optional side missions can be tackled when you discover them
  • - Many optional missions offer upgrades
  • - Batman’s butler Alfred may notice that he had a tough time in that situation and give him a new gadget
  • - Dark Knight system is slightly more behind the scenes, though it’s still important
  • - Dark Knight system provides a lengthy string of tasks that slowly goes up in difficulty as the game progresses
  • - The team wants to avoid boring tutorials while still training players to be masters of predator and combat systems
  • - Complete a certain number of counters or silent takedowns to receive XP rewards or a specific upgrade
  • - Dark Knight system doesn’t replace challenge mode
  • - Team wants to make challenges more meaningful

Game demo

  • - Takes place about an hour into the game
  • - Batman is perched above Jezebel plaza
  • - Black Mask’s assassins have stirred up the local thugs
  • - No towering walls keeping villains in check and many citizens call Arkham City home since there isn’t a prison
  • - Amusement Mile hasn’t been flooded
  • - Batman is looking to find out why Black Mask is trying to kill him
  • - Batman decides to go to the party to track down Penguin, who hears about everything
  • - Eventually, Penguin gives some intel on a murder at Lacey Towers
  • - Claw grips Batman’s ankle and drags him out of the room before he can finish his questioning
  • - Batman reaches for the door, but his arm is stomped by a mysterious figure
  • - Batman ends up suspended upside-down from the rafters
  • - Deathstroke circles Batman with a drawn sword
  • - Batman blocks and disarms Deathstroke, using the sword to cut himself free
  • - Thanks to Penguin’s tip, Batman goes to Lacey Towers
  • - The cops say it’s a double homicide
  • - One victim is supposedly Black Mask
  • - Inside the apartment, Batman sees Black Mask’s girlfriend strung up on a chandelier
  • - Black Mask’s assumed body is laying face up across the room
  • - Batman goes into first-person detective vision to examine the situation