Yet More Details On Batman: Arkham Origins
This morning we gave you the early details on Batman: Arkham Origins, the prequel to the highly praised Arkham series of batman games from Rocksteady. I’m not going to rehash details we’ve already covered, that’s what the last article is for. We’ve got way too many new features and details to discuss for that to get in the way.
Many of the hallmark gameplay elements will be making a return but there are certainly some modifications and additions to be noted. New to the game is the remote claw which acts much in the same way as the grapple hook from Just Cause 2. It effectively allows Batman to grapple two objects together. This can be used for navigation, combat and possibly even a little bit of platforming.
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Gotham City itself will be divided into two parts – the derelict and rundown Old Gotham and the more metropolitan New Gotham where skyscrapers are to be found, the area is more upmarket and streets will likely have crime of a different variety to down in Old Gotham. This will not only give the game’s world some diversity but should also mean that you play differently in each area.
As with any open-world game there are plenty of side-missions and these will come in the form of “Crime in Progress” alerts. We’ve seen this before in Spider-Man titles and a little bit in Arkham City. Activities will vary and may involve delivering a beatdown to some thugs, chasing down perps or possibly saving a cat from a tree. That last one has yet to be confirmed.
There will also be a “Most Wanted” system which will alert Batman to villains and criminals who need to be brought down outside of main story missions. these will function much like the side-missions in Arkham City that functioned more as mini episodic-DLC. These missions will need to be discovered so exploring the city is encouraged.
A “Dark Knight” series of missions will function much like an upgrade to the concept of VR missions in Arkham City with tasks of increasing difficulty. This does not replace Challenge Mode in any way.
That’s all for now. The game is sounding promising and may just be the best batman game to date if Warner Bros. Montreal can deliver.