Ahead of the big release of Batman: Arkham Origins on Friday (25 October), Warner Bros Games has released 17-minutes of gameplay to prepare you for the Dark Knight’s prequel adventure.
The actual gameplay looks spruced up from 2011’s Arkham City, and Warner Bros Montreal has really put their own stylistic stamp on the franchise.
You even get to see Alfred in the Batcave, some of the new weapons and gadgets at Batman’s disposal, and even the training arena that players can use to explore the new moves.
WB Montreal has been given full access to Rocksteady’s custom modified Unreal engine, which will keep Arkham Origins within the same vein of the previous games.
Regarding the setting, the game will take place before the events of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City where an “unrefined Batman” takes on some super-villains for the very first time.
Origins will see “eight of the world’s best assassins coming together on one night, Christmas Eve, to kill the Bat”.
The Wii U and PC versions of Batman Arkham Origins have been delayed by a week from its planned launch of 25 October, to 1 November 2013.