The first official trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins has arrived today and while it doesn’t reveal much about what players can expect from gameplay, it does give you a solid sense that Batman will have his work cut out for him.
If you are unaware of the premise behind Arkham Origins, players will assume the role of a younger Batman as he attempts to stop the ruthless Roman Sionis (Black Mask) as he begins a takeover of the Gotham City underworld. This takeover includes hiring eight of the world’s best assassins to wipe Batman’s existence from Gotham.
It’s important to know that the Batman protecting the streets of Gotham in Arkham Origins is not the legendary Dark Knight we all know him to be today. Instead, we will be experiencing a Batman that is visceral, raw, and entirely unrefined as he sets out on a journey that will place him face to face with a crucially defining moment in his crime fighting career. What this moment will entail has yet to be seen, but it will be interesting to see how this Batman in his infancy will take on the scum of Gotham City.
The reveal trailer reveals little about what fans can expect in terms of gameplay, but it does an excellent job of establishing the feeling that the game will focus on intense hand-to-hand combat with ruthless assassins. If you’re dying for more footage on the game then be sure to check back on May 20 when the full trailer will be unleashed.
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Batman: Arkham Origins will be swooping into action worldwide on October 25, 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U.