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Submitted by Nostradavis 560d ago | news

Batman: Arkham Origins Promises “Expanded World” Plus Series First Gotham Streets Setting

RipTen writes: "Arkham City was fairly open to begin with so how much larger will Eric and his team go with Origins? Will the "sandbox" approach grant us the ability to not only explore places we haven't been able to in previous iterations but also allow us to freely make use of elements we couldn't before, such as vehicles etc?" (Batman: Arkham Origins, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Nostradavis  +   560d ago
If vehicles are introduced in Origins, would you want to see that?
Yi-Long  +   560d ago
Yes....
... but only if they do those vehicles justice. They will need to a: have real function, instead of just being a gimmick to list on the box, and b: they need to be FUN to use.
Nostradavis  +   560d ago
Good point. My concern is that it ends up feeling generic and the stealth aspect of the game is lost.
OcelotRigz  +   560d ago
Exactly Yi-Long. I know if they expand the world it would be pretty strange to have a huge city with no vehicles and with the freedom of an open-world game it would be just weird to have batman in his costume walking along the street, cars driving by.
Its going to be very interesting, im a huge fan of the other two, they have an old school gaming feel to them, remind me of games i grew up playing. Pity Rocksteady aint doing it though, that has me a bit worried.
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SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   560d ago
If they do vehicles i hope its kinda like Just Cause, flipping from car to car and fist fighting on trucks would be sweet. Make the bat cape like the parachute in Just Cause so you can eject from a fast car to build momentum for better height and flying distance.
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FragMnTagM  +   560d ago
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

Not sure about the vehicles and cape being like a chute, but that gives a glimmer of hope to it.
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g2gshow  +   559d ago
if done right an thats not a easy thing to do they kinda have to if you ask me natural progression. they should (most would disagree) make it complicated rather then just driving down a high way dogging obstacle's. it should have dynamic change in environments underground over grown jumps

but all in all i think they should just stick to what they been doing. some people will trash the game if this is not done right dlc maybe
CrzyFooL  +   560d ago
BUT IT's NOT ROCKSTEADY!
LOGICWINS  +   560d ago
Don't like it don't buy it. If I think the game is good, I don't give a rats ass who made it.
Genuine-User  +   560d ago
Theoretically, what if the game was created by a bunch of serial killers?

I understand what you're saying though, we should only worry if the game is in development at a crap studio.
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LOGICWINS  +   560d ago
Not all serial killers are bad

<3 Dexter :)
OcelotRigz  +   560d ago
@Genuine-User

If its a good game, who cares.

Look around your room, the plastic comes from oil, think about where oil comes from and how its obtained. Your clothes, how is that made? Your food?
If you want to go deeper, unless you live in either the north or south pole, the chances are your house is on land that was pillaged somewhere down the line.

So yeah.... i forgot what my point was.
Deku-Johnny  +   559d ago
WB Montreal know what they're doing with the series though. They were the ones in charge of the Armoured Edition of Arkham City.
browland1  +   560d ago
I like what I've heard about this so far. The Batman Arkham games have been top quality so far, so I'm expecting great things from this one as well.
Buljo  +   560d ago
They have a good idea with this, but let's hope their execution is top notch as well.
Jek_Porkins  +   560d ago
People act as if developer teams stay together forever, I'm sure a good portion of Rocksteady's team from the first Batman game weren't there for the second. This new game is using all the assets and engine that Rocksteady left, these are professional developers, the game will still be solid.
smashcrashbash  +   560d ago
Ideas are one thing.It's the execution that will be tough
Stoletarts  +   560d ago
I'm glad this series isn't over yet. Happy that Batman is getting some decent game time. Now if we could only manage that for Superman :(
UnHoly_One  +   560d ago
The problem with superhero games is that most superheros are so powerful there is no way to give them a fun challenge.

Part of the reason this series is so great is because Batman isn't "super", he's just a regular guy who happens to be a badass. lol
PhoenixRising37  +   560d ago
oh thank god. i've been dreaming for a gotham city batman game for so long now! dreams do come true sometimes.
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Root  +   560d ago
You do realise it will probably just be Arkham City's area reskinned.

Since it's a prequel that area were Arkham City was built would still be part of and called Gotham City.

I highly doubt they mean Gotham City as in the middle of the town where you can climb Wayne towers and leap from roof to roof for miles

EDIT:

No, you can dream for that in Rocksteady;s next Batman game for next gen :)
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PhoenixRising37  +   560d ago
let me dream, okay?
goldwyncq  +   560d ago
No one knows for sure until we get to see some gameplay vids. Stop being so pessimistic.
Root  +   560d ago
@goldwyncq

Pessimistic or realistic

It's coming out so fast, it's like one minute no new Batman game in sight and then BOOM...here's Arkham Origin along with info, packaging art, screenshots oh and it's coming out this year aswell.

Remember when Arkham City was first revealed, it was slowly built up over the course of a year and a half before it was released.

This will be set in the same place as Arkham City now part of Gotham City and will feature some new places and expanded areas.

Remember....Realistic, not pessimistic
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maniacmayhem  +   559d ago
@Root
"It's coming out so fast, it's like one minute no new Batman game in sight and then BOOM...here's Arkham Origin"

This is the problem with perception, how is it coming out so fast? The game more than likely and I'm 99.9% sure has been in development since Batman:AC was being made or wrapped up. This is probably the reason Rocksteady isn't working on this one.

How should they have released info or build hype for a game?
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   560d ago
A Complete Experience would include Bruce Wayne.
whamlollypop7  +   560d ago
The change in developers is concerning but as long as the stick to the core mechanics that made the first two great then all is well. I don't think vehicles will enhance the game.
pbasson  +   560d ago
If they include vehicles then this is gona be like Just cause 2 (never played the first) and that was mad fun. So I think it can be doable
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Williamson  +   560d ago
Im super excited for this game! Hopefully the new developers do a great job like rocksteady did.
Gamer-Z  +   560d ago
What? Rocksteady isn't making this game? I hope this wont turn into a Bioshock 2 situation.
Crazay  +   560d ago
I'm not feeling as much optimism on this one purely because it's not Rocksteady...and they added racing elements.
Williamson  +   560d ago
Wow really? I guess I should tone down my excitement, untill I know more about this game.
Crazay  +   560d ago
That's what a friend of mine was saying an ex colleague of his had mentioned. Granted it's all heresay and 3rd hand info but i'm still a little weary.
Crazay  +   560d ago
Oh joyous day. Useless racing sequences added to a game that should stay firmly grounded in the Action genre. No doubt that was shoehorned into the game and will be the worst part of the title.
RFornillos4  +   560d ago
if they do introduce the use of vehicles (i would assume Batman would primarily use only his own vehicles), that their use would be done right. i admire the ability to drive any vehicle a la GTA, or the over-the-top action of Just Cause; however, they may not fit to the Dark Knight's universe.

so they really have to make sure that they don't try to do everything, and just do something that is within the Dark Knight's universe. it's bad enough Rocksteady's not involved, but if they mess it up by adding elements not relevant to the Batman universe, it'll only spell doom for the franchise.

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