Game Informer has announced that Batman: Arkham Origins - the prequel to the Rocksteady-developed games that have rocked this generation - will be gracing its May cover.
A few details about the new game, which is under development at Warner Bros. Games Montreal, have dribbled out of GI's announcement.
According to Game Informer, WB Montreal "has full access to Rocksteady's custom modified Unreal engine to capture the look and feel of the Arkhamverse". The game itself is set a few years before the events of Arkham Asylum but, as the developers suggest, the game is not about the origins of Batman, nor of the Asylum, but rather of Batman's first meeting with a number of his foes, including Deathstroke.
Batman: Arkham Origins is due on October 25th for PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. There'll also be a handheld Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It'll release on 3DS and Vita the same day as the home console version. Apparently a "completely separate experience that takes place after the events of Arkham Origins", BAOB is being developed by Armature Studio who is" developing the 2.5-D Metroid-style exploration action game. Industry followers will recognize Armature Studio as the company founded by several of the leads from the Metroid Prime trilogy."
Check out the coverage trailer below for a little teaser from WB Montreal: