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Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.

Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.

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USA USA Version

Posted by Ron DelVillano

Same hero, less refined

Whenever a video game franchise moves from one developer to another during its lifetime, there tends to be a few raised eyebrows. There are definite examples of licenses that have significantly improved following the move from one studio to another, such...

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User Comments (8)

Varia01

#1

Varia01 said:

The previous two games were quite ingenious and fun, so this one could also have clever gameplay techniques.

GearsOfWarU

#2

GearsOfWarU said:

Have never played the Arkham Series... But this looks Amazing think this will be my first title in the Series and as its a Pre Quil of sorts Sounds Good !!!!

emirblade

#3

emirblade said:

I began playing Arkham Asylum and so far I've been loving it. I bought Batman Armored Edition because of that and I'll be buying this one too, as well as the 3DS one.

CrimsonMoonMist

#5

CrimsonMoonMist said:

It's not quite the radical expansion City was,
but I enjoyed my time with the game.
The Gothic Christmas atmosphere is pulled off phenomenally in spite of how large the world is and the characterization between Bruce and Alfred just makes my inner comic-book geek squee.
I've heard the WiiU version is the most stable one by a good margin.

Dogpigfish

#6

Dogpigfish said:

This game brings you back to what made Arkham Asylum good. It keeps some of the city stuff to appease series fans, but returns to the interactive relationship with E Nigma. Overall the game plays nicely and I am enjoying it. I thought Arkham City was a strong departure from what made Asylum good. Origins has a rough and tough story.

HawkeyeWii

#7

HawkeyeWii said:

Such an enormous game! I played well over 30 hours and am not even close to 50% through the game! And I beat the main story in about 5 hours, so I have been cracking away at the large percentage of the game for over 25 hours and stil not at 50%. This is one of the main reasons I love these games! So much to do!

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