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Submitted by VirtualKatz 1032d ago | opinion piece

Batman Arkham Orgins Announced with New Developer; No Next-Gen a Smart Strategy

VG Republic Writes: We finally have confirmation via Eurogamer about the next Batman game in the series of phenomenal Arkham games by Rocksteady Studios, but now being taken over by WB Montreal. Batman Arkham Origins will release on October 25th, 2013 on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC with a spin off Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate hitting the 3DS and Vita on the same day. The game will focus around eight assassins that come to Arkham to kill Batman and reign supreme over the city. The studio also announced that the game will have a living breathing city that isn’t what we have come to see from the previous installment, Batman: Arkham City. All of these pieces are extremely intriguing and fans will, no doubt be clamoring for the next installment. The surprising piece to all of this though is the lack of confirmation for next generation consoles, but in reality the neglect of them is a smart strategy. (3DS, Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

The_Infected  +   1032d ago
Well I want be playing it unless it comes out a while before the next gen consoles because I always trade my current console for the next gen consoles.
Crazyglues  +   1032d ago
Well it's seems it's coming out Oct 25 -

-which will be right before the new consoles... which should launch in Nov.

Sadly that's not early enough for me, I will be putting that Game money to a PS4 title...

-But hope this new team can do the game justice for the fans - Because the last one was pretty good..

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NBT91  +   1031d ago
Usually I would do that but since PS4 apparently has no B/C I won't be this time.
It's going to be a good game, I think I as a fan of the series will enjoy this one more than most (not all) of the PS4 launch games.
Also MGSV, Kojima has only hinted that it MIGHT come to PS4 so I'm not going to get rid of my PS3, just on case.

And I spent most of my first few months owning a PS3, playing PS2 games on it until I discovered Oblivion so nah I wouldn't get rid of my old console for a new one this time around.
aiBreeze  +   1032d ago
I honestly didn't bother reading the announcement however I'm so glad Rocksteady isn't doing it. The Arkham games are two of my favourite action games this gen and I want to see what Rocksteady can do with that gameplay without the confines of the Batman universe. I hope they're going to take that combat and make it into a new next gen IP, they'll create something truly special if they did.
ARESWARLORD  +   1032d ago
ill grab that on the wii u
Ares84HU  +   1032d ago
Well if it comes out after the PS4 release, I won't buy it since it's nkt coming to next gen.
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lilbroRx  +   1032d ago
No next gen? I thought it was announced for the Wii U?
VirtualKatz  +   1031d ago
Oh you're a jokester you!
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Jek_Porkins  +   1031d ago
If you are a developer you want your game to reach the most amount of people, makes sense to put it on PS3/360 because there are over 150 million consoles in the world between the two, and the Wii U is growing everyday.

The one thing I kind of dislike about next gen is that you end up getting games that don't really show off what the new hardware can do, I wouldn't want to play this game on the next Xbox or PlayStation if it's going to look and play pretty much the same as the current Xbox or PlayStation.

There is always that year or so before we see something spectacular.
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Sandmano  +   1031d ago
Kill zone shadow fall and infamous look spectacular although I agree I wouldn't want to play ports. I'm still not sure if I want to sell my ps3 but I'm guessing I will.
Gr81  +   1031d ago
There are only Last Gen 360/PS3/Wii and current gen Wii U and as of yet to be released successors from Sony and M$.

That technicality aside, what many gamers are not understanding is the correlation between tech and costs. Right now there are 0! consoles out there and the funds required for these 'next gen' games aint cheap. That is why the 7th gen is lingering for so long. Devs are using them as leverage. They are also using Wii U to hedge some bets as well.

The economy is still in the shitter. You guys better wake up. If you don't see the writing on the wall here. Sony and M$ are NOT guaranteed success in the least. And boy oh boy if either of the successors to the 360/PS3 stumble out the gates.

There will be a lot of pain coming. Say what you will about the Wii U struggling. Ignore the Vita struggling, stick your fingers in your ears so you don't hear it coming.

But trust this, you guys will see a bunch of devs going the way of THQ. Just don't let it be a shock to you.
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AKR  +   1031d ago
I kind of agree with you here. Development costs are on the rise, but the economy is still like a turtle that's rolled over on it's back. The gaming industry seems to be moving faster than the money it takes to fuel it, which is a big problem.

It's nice to have these superpowerful consoles to run these new stellar engines... but the price is a wallet breaker. Only so much people can afford to shell out almost $500(without even including the cost of a new controller/games).
VirtualKatz  +   1031d ago
You have a lot of great points here Arius! I appreciate your comments!
Gr81  +   1031d ago
I appreciate that
Virtual! : )
N311V  +   1031d ago
This will come out on next-gen consoles. They just don't want to limit current-gen sales with such an announcement.
stragomccloud  +   1031d ago
Well, except for the Wii U. But that does already have an install base, and the developers do already have experience working with the hardware.

That said, since the PS4 is x86 architecture so I see no reason why they couldn't just port the PC version over albeit releasing the game a month later.
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