Black Mask gets personal in Batman Arkham Origins launch trailer

Warner Bros. has released the Batman: Arkham Origins launch trailer, which showcases sadistic crime lord Black Mask (aka Roman Sionis). Determined to tighten his grip on Gotham, the only thing the ruthless gang leader wants for Christmas in this Arkham prequel is the head of a young Batman, so he places a bounty on it, sending some of the city’s most lethal killers on the hunt for the young crime-fighter.

Batman Arkham Origins is set for release on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC this Friday, October 25. However, in Europe, Warner Bros. has delayed the Wii U and physical PC versions of the game by two weeks to November 8. To get a better look at the title in action, check out 17 minutes of gameplay footage released earlier this week.


  • awesomesauce - October 24, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    what the hell happened to Batman's voice?
  • WrathLord03 - October 23, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    If there's no Killer Moth, I'm not buying it
  • watevermanimlost - October 23, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    If there isn't a 15 minute exposition of Bruce's parents being killed I'm not buying this game.
  • StrayGator - October 23, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    can you tell us when the review embargo gonna expire?
  • Swedish_Chef - October 23, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    Judging from other sites I'd say around the 25th/26th depending on where you live.
  • StrayGator - October 23, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Release day embargo lift is not a sign of a great game.
  • Bloodstorm - October 23, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    I have increasingly lost hope about this game the more I've heard about it. with Rocksteady not involved, and seeing some jarring redesigns of already established characters like Bane, it makes me worried.
  • jh4911 - October 24, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    Watching the gameplay walkthroughs by the developers it looks like it plays very much like Arkham Asylum/city. Good assassins. More interesting batman emotionally and in his style of justice. Graphics look lovely. Long term villains like joker and penguin also appear to have a bit of origin story (notice penguin is yet to have a bottle though his eye) As for the redesign Bane looks much more like the original comic versions of him. What's not to like?

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