Watch Batman And Deathstroke Face Off In The First Arkham Origins Trailer

    May 16, 2013

Warner Bros. Games is going to milk the Arkham franchise for all its worth later this year with the release of Batman: Arkham Origins. The title is a prequel to Arkham Asylum, and its puts players into the role of a younger Batman facing off against a number of assassins that have been hired to take him down.

Nearly a month after the game’s announcement, Warner Bros. has deemed it fit to finally release a trailer for the title. There’s no gameplay, but it’s nice to confirm that pre-rendered footage still looks pretty:

This is only a teaser of a full trailer that will be released on May 20. Even then, a pre-rendered CGI trailer will do little to allay fears that WB Games Montreal can’t make a good Batman game. The studio’s previous effort was the Wii U port of Arkham City. This will be the studio’s first AAA title developed entirely in-house.

We’ll know if WB Montreal can hold up the good name of Batman come October 25 when Batman: Arkham Origins launches across the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. A spinoff sequel to Arkham Origins called Arkham Origins Blackgate will also be released on the same day for 3DS and PlayStation Vita.