Batman: Arkham Origins Is Looking Pretty GoodBy: Zach Walton - August 20, 2013
Were you skeptical of Batman: Arkham Origins when it was first announced? It being a prequel as well as no longer being developed by Rocksteady were both cause for concern. Warner Bros. Montreal has tried to alleviate those concerns over the past few months, and its latest trailer only continues to reassure us that the new developers know what they’re doing.
For Gamescom, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer that reiterates the story as we know it so far. Black Mask has sent out eight assassins to kill Batman in the middle of a Gotham Winter. Those assassins thus far have been revealed to be Bane, The Joker, Deathstroke and Copperhead. The latest trailer reveals that Firefly will also be gunning for Batman as well.
Some may be sad to see Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill not returning to their roles of Batman and The Joker, but the new voice talent isn’t too shabby. In fact, Troy Baker, who you may remember as Joel from The Last Of Us, does an almost pitch perfect impression of Hamill’s Joker. Roger Craig Smith, the voice behind Ezio in Assassin’s Creed II, is providing the voice for Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Batman: Arkham Origins has some big shoes to fill, but fans of the franchise will hopefully not be disappointed with the release of the latest title.