As previously rumoured, Batman: Arkham Origins is real, having been officially announced this afternoon. Exclusive rights (as is often the case) have headed the way of Game Informer, who say the game takes place years before both of the previous Arkham titles “when a young, unrefined Batman encounters many supervillains for the first time”.
The game will feature the assassin Deathstroke.
Eric Holmes assumes the role of Creative Director on the game – he’s previously worked on The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype – with Warner Bros. Games Montreal on development duties instead of usual studio Rocksteady.
The game will be released on the 25th of October on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
There’ll also be a handheld “spin-off” developed by Armature Studios, which according to the limited information currently available apparently plays out like a “2.5D Metroid-style adventure”. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will appear on both 3DS and PS Vita.