Warner Bros. dropped the debut trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins on us today. It's 100% cinematic, no gameplay or anything, but I doubt fans of Batman or the Arkham series will be too disappointed with that. As we know already, Black Mask has hired a number of assassins to hunt down the Bat in Arkham Origins. We know about Deathstroke already, but today's trailer adds Deadshot to the mix.
That's not all, of course, as there's at least one reference in the trailer that should have fans scratching their heads. Queen Industries pops up on a bomb, which could either be a heavy-handed Easter Egg or could imply that we'll see Green Arrow's introduction to the Arkham universe. I'm sure there's more details to uncover in the trailer, as well as the new screenshots below. Let me know if you see anything particularly exciting.
While I understand it's a trailer for a video game and that it demands action, intensity -- something to keep bros eyes focused onscreen -- I had some pretty severe cognitive dissonance seeing Batman dive right into a fight with Deathstroke. Batman's a detective, Deathstroke's an assassin, but instead of preparing traps or being wary of the enemy's traps? Nah, lets fight one on one in this factory yard. Oh, Deadshot decided to shoot Deathstroke's sword instead of Batman's head? What an odd choice.
Batman: Arkham Origins will release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 25 later this year. This is the first Arkham not made by Rocksteady Games, instead by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, but I bet we'll never even notice a difference.
PS, yes, one of the screenshots has the Joker in it.
Official trailer - YouTube