WBIE has two studios developing separate games for consoles and handhelds that offer a prequel story to the Dark Knight mythology.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, the next installments of the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise. Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Windows PC. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be available for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Both titles are scheduled to release worldwide October 25, 2013.
Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio that brings the Batman Arkham experience for the first time to Nintendo and Sony handheld systems. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.