After long months of speculation and rumor it has finally been announced that the latest installment of the Arkham franchise is named Arkham Origins and will be released on October25 this year. Arkham Origins will be set several years before the previous games as many of us thought but it will not be the “Silver Age” look that was rumored. The story is that it’s Christmas Eve in Gotham and 8 of the World’s Deadliest Assassins have come to kill Batman. One of the assassins is already revealed to be none other than Deathstroke The Terminator himself! In the video below from Game Informer they mention this won’t be a Batman Origin but more how he is introduced to several characters who are very important to him? Am I the only one thinking Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and yes…maybe even the Joker??
WB Games Montreal has taken over production of the franchise from Rocksteady game who made the original two installments. This isn’t the only big change in production that the series has seen as writer Paul Dini stated he didn’t plan to return for the next game and Mark Hamill announcing (again) that he was done playing the Joker. Hamill has said this before so I wouldn’t be surprised if he returned to the role, but with production this far along already on the game I can only assume that Dini is in fact done.
So with 8 assassins in all, what other 7 characters do YOU think will fill the roles in Arkham Origins? Deadshot? Ras Al Ghul’s bodyguard Ubu? Merlyn? Chime in with a comment below and let’s see who you think will be out the kill Batman this October!