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Batman: Arkham Origins Confirmed, Handheld Spinoff Also Coming

Gamefocus has confirmed with WB that Batman Arkham Origins is coming this year. (3DS, Batman: Arkham Origins, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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The_Infected  +   1033d ago
Let me guess its gonna be on this gen consoles and not next gen? I'm exited but I want next gen Batman:(
Vinc360  +   1033d ago
Yeah, unfortunately. Maybe we can expect a next-gen port later on like they did with Arkham City on the Wii U though.
Abash  +   1033d ago
I'm guessing Rock Steady is busy making the sequel to Arkham City on next gen consoles and this is why a new team is doing the prequel
Donnieboi  +   1033d ago
ummm, is the Wii U version really next gen? Or is the Wii u a current gen console that arrived late?

I'm not trolling, I only say this because the Batman on the Wii U does not look that much better than ps3/360 versions.
guitarded77  +   1033d ago
@ Abash

RockSteady have said they are working on a game, and it's NOT Batman. So don't get your hopes up.
wolokowoh  +   1032d ago
@Donniebol The Wii U is in the eight generation of consoles. Power does not define generation. Release date does. The Wii U is current gen though in the sense it's already out. PS4 is a current gen console because the current gen began last year with the launch of Wii U, even if is not a powerhouse. Nintendo is just going for the cheap console with the least amount of changes they could get away with. It's a different strategy than Sony and Microsoft will go for but it can be effective for Nintendo if utilized properly.
NewMonday  +   1032d ago
Armature Studio is doing the PSV/3DS Blackgate spin-off, they are made by former heads of Retro Studio the makers of Metroid Prime.
AKR  +   1033d ago
Well, it's also coming to Wii U. So technically, it IS coming to a next-gen console. But like "Vinc360" said, they could release a port later, like how they made "Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition" for the Wii U.
Dno  +   1033d ago
wii u will look and run just like last gen consoles so its not a next gen game.

people meant a next gen game with better graphics etc. Wii u will not have that. its just s port.
wolokowoh  +   1032d ago
The current gen begins when the first console of a generation, not the last, is released so Wii U is not a next gen console and neither are PS4 and the unannounced Xbox. The generation has already began so PS3/360/Wii are last gen and we are in a transitional year. It's not about power, it's about release date.Just like the Wii was part of the seventh generation, Wii U is part of the eight generation.
AKR  +   1032d ago
- Need for Speed Most Wanted U is one single game that proves that at 4-months in its lifetime, Wii U is indeed more powerful than the X360 and PS3. Imagine 2 years from now?

But alas, it's people like you who refuse to look at the bigger picture, and just keep chanting the same "Wii U is underpowered!". But whatever you want to believe is up to you
daggertoes83  +   1033d ago
I think rocksteady Is working on the next gen batman.
Donnieboi  +   1033d ago
I think that's just an opinion. We don't know until it's confirmed. Hopefully though, it's easy to convert Unreal engine 3 assets over to Unreal engine 4, so that they can speed up development to make it look and feel next gen, instead of just a mere port to next gen.
TheSkullkid  +   1033d ago
So, you want it to be on Wii 3, PS5, and Xbox 1080? It's already coming to a "next gen" platform the Wii U. Though since the Wii U is already out, it would no longer be next gen, but current gen.
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TheSkullkid  +   1025d ago
@ hectic

Exactly, bro. That's the same thing I was thinking!
MastaMold  +   1032d ago
I just hope that the Vita version is not a port of the 3ds version. Been waiting for a Batman game to play when i'm out and about with my Vita.

Sent from my PS Vita
kupomogli  +   1032d ago

It's technically a next gen console, but it's not next gen power wise. It's something you're going to hear a lot from Nintendo fanboys who don't want to deal with the fact that they're playing on last gen hardware.

However, the Wii U version of Arkham City is not next gen quality. Batman and Catwoman have redesigned suits with a shiny texture to them. The Wii U version has an uncapped framerate so it can go above 30fps, however framerate is worse on the Wii U. The Wii U version also has texture pop in issues where sometimes textures won't even load.

It's not really as bad as it sounds, so if you own a Wii U but none of the other consoles then it's still worth getting, but if you own either PS360 then there's no reason to get the Wii U version.
Welshy  +   1032d ago
Let's hope the Vita gets a port of the PS3 version and not a port of the 3DS games a la the Lego series.

Was seriously bummed out about that, would have loved the proper full Lego games for my lunch breaks =/
kupomogli  +   1032d ago
Wasn't it announced that the console versions are going to be Arkham Origins while the portables are going to get Arkham Origins Blackgate? Means the Vita and 3DS are going to have the same game.

But yeah. I hope the Vita version, even though it's the same game isn't just some higher res 3DS version. Hopefully there's a noticeable graphics increase on the Vita similar to games like Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed where the Vita has better textures and everything.
Vinc360  +   1033d ago
As article confirms, there's also a 3DS/Vita version coming! Looks like it's a different game though.
Root  +   1033d ago
Not made by Rocksteady and it's a prequel

No thanks...
MariaHelFutura  +   1033d ago
Good news is Rocksteady is probably doing something for the PS4 and 720.
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Root  +   1033d ago
Well hopefully it's either a new game OR if it's a new Batman game it will continue from Arkham City.

I hate's just a stupid excuse to get out of trying to come up with a creative way to push the story forward after their last game
MariaHelFutura  +   1033d ago
I personally think Rocksteady should make a Adam West style Batman game, still keeping the same style as the Arkham games. They reference that series alot in the Arkham games as is.
Wintersun616  +   1033d ago

But even though they don't progress the story forwards, they can just as well expand it and fill gaps from the past. Those stories, if done well enough can be just as good as the sequels or original games. For example Deus Ex: Human Revolution, MGS3, GoW: Ghost of Sparta..
daggertoes83  +   1033d ago
Come on man. All stories have to start somewhere
vallencer  +   1033d ago
It's nice to see that you still don't give any game a chance before it's even out. I'm glad you haven't changed root :).

You haven't seen gameplay or anything from the game it could in fact be better than arkham city and asylum for all you know. But because it isn't made by rocksteady oh and it's a prequel you don't want to give it a chance. That is your opinion though and that's fine. My opinion though is it's a damn shame you limit yourself so much.
Root  +   1033d ago
I limit myself....LOL

No I don't end up wasting my money when I see a franchise I like getting something which isn't needed.

They haven't even made three games and they already give the Arkham games to another developer until waiting till Rocksteady wanted to come back to it.

If I don't like prequels in anything then yeah I can judge because I know what I like/dislike....especially if Rocksteady aren't making it, one of my favourite developers this gen

But yeah keep getting p***** off my someone elses opinion. That will get you no where in life.
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vallencer  +   1033d ago
Haha root i heart you :).

The best part is you always think I'm pissed off at your opinions and I promise you I'm really not. It's just a little sad that you judge so harshly yet you call yourself a gamer. I'm not saying you have to buy it. All I'm saying is you should give it a chance and see videos on it and read more on it that's all.

In the end you're going to do what you want and I'm totally ok with that i just like commenting on your comments because you are always so negative. I realy don't think i've ever seen a positive response from you.

I hope you have a great day sir :).
listenkids  +   1032d ago
Gears of war judgement and God of war ascension of recent would like words with you. Hope you enjoy ignoring a probably excellent game.

Edit: Thought I would include the behemoth Halo 4 into the recent list, foolish creature.
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Tultras  +   1032d ago
Root, making up a prequel is not lazy, infact they are trying to push the story forward with it, it gives it... more meaning.

Making a prequel is not lazy, since they have to make stuff for it aswell.
bronxsta  +   1033d ago
Is there any actual proof of the game and its premise? Gamefocus doesn't even list any sources

And it's not made by Rocksteady? NOOOOoooooo.....
Vinc360  +   1033d ago
Well, Gamefocus IS a source. They've been around for a while.
iNcRiMiNaTi  +   1033d ago
It's on the latest issue of GameInformer

I'll prolly skip this, it's not made by rocksteady and the creative director for this game worked on The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype which are nowhere near as good as the first two Arkham games
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jc48573  +   1033d ago
no Rocksteady NO BUY. This may turn into some generic Batman game.
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darren_poolies  +   1033d ago
The key word there is 'may'. Give it a chance before writing it off like that jeez.
ILive  +   1032d ago
To many games to release close to the end of the year anyway and ps4 is a day one for me. I dont think I will be picking this up at all. I hope it turns out great.
Lucreto  +   1033d ago
If there is no Mark Hamill's Joker I won't buy it.
MidnytRain  +   1032d ago
Also, "Origins"? As if there were a more generic subtitle...
abzdine  +   1033d ago
great! my wallet is gonna suffer this year
blackbirdi  +   1033d ago
2.5D for vita and 3ds
Oh shit
DarkStars  +   1032d ago
"Oh shit" indeed.
CaptainYesterday  +   1033d ago
Here's the Game Informer's exclusive coverage, it has a some concept art also some info about the story, I love the way Batman looks in this I'm getting excited. I hate that people are already saying they aren't going to buy this game just because Rocksteady isn't doing it we haven't even see gameplay yet! I love the Arkham games I think Rocksteady is great but they could be working on a new super hero game for next gen perhaps that Teen Titans game I suggested to them or a dark Aquaman game!

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jc48573  +   1033d ago
The moment you hear Vita and 3DS, you know something is wrong. The worst part is that they are making it for ALL consoles, which means they will sacrifice "something" along the way to meet the deadline. Rarely (or never) have I seen a game being released on ALL consoles be successful. Heck, even Ubisoft wouldn't treat Assassin's Creed that way (almost). Ubisoft simply creates a different game for the portable games, then again I kinda wish they put more effort into making the console games.
vallencer  +   1033d ago
You know that the portable ones are getting a spinoff right?? It says it in the title and article.......
TriangleOffense  +   1033d ago
meh I still havent beat arkham city so Im in no rush for a non rocksteady version
NYC_Gamer  +   1033d ago
I might skip the game since Rocksteady aren't the developers
darren_poolies  +   1033d ago
Not even going to wait till you've seen a trailer or gameplay or had any more information about it? Wow.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1032d ago
Key word is "might."

I'm not looking forward to this game either because Rocksteady isn't handling it. Could possible trailers and gameplay in future change my mind? Sure it can, but until then it looks like I might skip this game as well.
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listenkids  +   1032d ago
Did you skip Halo 4? Gears judgement? Gow ascension? Deus ex? Oh, ok.
ps3vita4life  +   1033d ago
I guess this was the "big game announcement" Best Buy Canada was talking about. Anyways, although I wish it was a Batman game developed by Rocksteady, this probably means they're working on a next-gen batman :)
avangerironman  +   1033d ago
don't let the vita game be a 3ds port :)
BlueEye  +   1033d ago
Even tough a new team is working on it I am excited! Arkham City was so awesome and I hope Origins will be even better!
RedDeadLB  +   1033d ago
Waiting for the first trailer before I jump to conclusions. It might turn out good or it might turn out crap, who knows.
Trago1337  +   1033d ago
Not bad, not bad at all.

Now show me some gameplay
pierce  +   1033d ago
Wary about this since Rocksteady aren't handling development, but I'll give it a chance as this series has been awesome so far.
Trago1337  +   1033d ago
Why are people so ready to write this off because Rocksteady isn't developing it? Let's see some gameplay first, then complain lol.
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RockmanII7  +   1033d ago
No Rocksteady = No Day 1. Great developers, not great IP's, make great games.
smashcrashbash  +   1032d ago
So Rocksteady is not involved, the creative director who made Prototype and Hulk Ultimate Destruction is involved and it's a prequel? Ummmm. Hurray?
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Jek_Porkins  +   1032d ago
Have you ever played Hulk Ultimate Destruction? That game was THE BEST superhero game until the Arkham games came out, Hulk could smash anything and everything. Amazing game, I think the franchise is in good hands.
smashcrashbash  +   1032d ago
Ummmm.I played that game.I was okay but wasn't the best superhero game by any means.These factors lessen my expectations for the game. I never said it is going to be a guaranteed flop or anything.They are not exactly good hands.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1032d ago
Sounds pretty good, not sure the apprehension because Rocksteady isn't involved directly. They are using all the assets from the Rocksteady games, there isn't going to be a big drop off or anything, I'm glad current consoles are getting a ton of late content, it'll give me something to play when the inevitable game drought comes for new consoles, sort of like what the Wii U is suffering with right now.
GraveLord  +   1032d ago
3DS/Vita game? Why limit the game so much with a 3DS version? SIGH. I can't complain though. At least we're getting SOMETHING
DarkStars  +   1032d ago
Yeah I agree. It's all because of the 3ds that it's getting a 2.5D version. The Ps vita can handle full 3d as shown by games like Gravity Rush. This is bullshit seriously...

At least with an open-world it would be a bit more fun and have more replay value after you have unlocked everything, such as free roaming. I wish they would make a separate game for each handheld. That's what happens when they release the same game on the same handheld. One is weaker so they have to make sacrifices to make it playable on both.
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leahcim  +   1032d ago
Arkham Assylum on vita that would be amazing WHA!!?? 3DS version!?? ----- nothing to do here. :(
Tdmd  +   1032d ago
So very curious to see how this will turn out without RockSteady. It's disappointing to know they are not developing it, but I'll try to keep an open mind and adopt the wait-and-see stance.
DarkStars  +   1032d ago
Both 3ds and Vita will get 2.5d????
Fuck my life.
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profgerbik  +   1032d ago
I have a feeling this is just being ported from the 3DS to the Vita. I got no problem with a 3DS version, I just don't like the fact how cheap developers go about it all.

Not even making a Vita version at all.

Shit is getting old already, they do the same damn thing with these Lego games. Just port them from the 3DS and they still look like crap on the Vita for the most part.

I'll pass. I was interested until I read all that, seems more like a cash grab because the Vita is capable of more, everyone knows that but sadly many developets never bother even trying to bring more to the table.
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TBONEJF  +   1032d ago
SWEET HOPE KEVIN CONROY continues too do BATMAN/BRUCE WAYNE voice. and isn't that SLADE ON THE COVER?? thought he was ROBIN's MAIN ENEMY OF THE TEEN TITANS? Can someone tell me how is SLADE related too BATMAN?
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sherimae2413  +   1032d ago
is the vita being held back by the 3ds in this batman game? -_-
stefan771  +   1032d ago
Looking forward to this
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