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


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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.