Batman: Arkham Origins will take place years before the two previous Arkham games and show off a younger and unrefined Batman as he squares off against many villains known from the comics for the very first time. Black Mask has hired eight assassins including Deathstroke, Deadshot, and Bane to kill Batman in Gotham City on Christmas Eve. Unlike the first two games in the series, which were developed by Rocksteady Studios, Origins was developed by WB Montréal.
The Freeflow combat from the earlier games returns and has been upgraded yet again. Gotham City's playable area is made up of Old Gotham, which is made up of the playable area from Batman: Arkham City, as well as an entirely original area called New Gotham, effectively doubling the size of the game world from the last game compared to according to WB Montréal.
A sequel game, Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate, is also coming out for 3DS and PSVita at the same time.
The American collector's edition of the game will include:
The Europe collector's edition of the game will include:
This version will be exclusive to Amazon and is set to retail for €99.99.
Deathstroke the Terminator, merciless assassin, will be available as a playable character in Challenge Mode (including two exclusive maps) via pre-order exclusive DLC for Arkham Origins. Press releases from WB Games stated this will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC versions of the game.
There will be 2 maps based on Black Mask via pre-order DLC for Arkham Origins.
Announced at Sony's E3 press conference. Jack Tretton announced that the PS3 version of Arkham Origins would have two exclusive costumes and 5 maps. Azrael's Batman costume from the Knightfall storyline and the 1966 Batman TV show costume.
The box arts released with the press release and first prerendered trailer lack the DLC blurb on the WiiU for the UK versions, however, an Italian version of the WiiU box art does feature the DLC blurb on the box art. As of May 24, Amazon.com also listed the pre-order bonus DLC for the WiiU version and later on updated box arts on UK retailer websites appeared, featuring the DLC info. Warner Bros. finally confirmed the Deathstroke DLC for the Wii U version in early July.