Here’s the official Batman: Arkham Origins trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a five-minute trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins. The video shows Batman taking out a number of goons before facing off against Deathstroke and squaring up to Black Mask. Announced last month and due for release on October 25, Arkham Origins is set before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals. It stars a young and unrefined Batman who faces a defining moment in his early crime fighting career when eight assassins are dispatched to kill him.

The prequel is in the works at Warner Bros. Games Montreal, rather than former series developer Rocksteady Studios. Among other changes, Origins ditches the classic Batman voice actors in favour of some new blood. We’ve seen the game and the results are a bit mixed. If you're looking for more information you should check out our Batman: Arkham Origins preview, in which we discuss the new weapons and locations we recently saw when we went hands-on with the upcoming open-world adventure.

Additionally, Warner confirmed today that Deathstroke will be a fully playable character in the game’s challenge mode. Fans who pre-order the game on Xbox 360, PS3 or PC will receive exclusive early access to the Deathstroke DLC pack.


  • g1rldraco7 - May 21, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    Delicious :P
  • Spider3PO - May 20, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Heh, like that the tin box the bomb comes in says 'Queen Industries.' This game is giving me a Green Arrow vibe with Deathstroke and Deadshot in it. Largely in part to Arrow. Back on subject, looks like an interesting game so far. Curious to see what a boss fight against Deadshot would be like.
  • freeden - May 20, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    I want this to be good, but this being good will depend on how much they get right compared to the previous games. I don't think anything less than the same kind of quality as Arkham City will suffice. The changes kind of scare me, but it could be fun playing as a more brutal Batman, one less refined. I do dig the story too. The assassins angle is cool and could bring some really nifty villains to the forefront.
  • Firepunch - May 20, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    Sigh... I don't like trailers that have no gameplay footage at all but at least it's better then a live action trailer. But I am also getting really annoyed at pre-order bonuses. I don't mind if it's something small like a extra costume or weapons but with an extra damage increasing sticker but if it's something as cool as playing as Deathstroke I feel like I'm being ripped off. Other than that I am looking forward to seeing the game and possibly buying it.
  • Demon_Krauser - May 20, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    Shouldve made a side story for Deathstroke. More in depth then the Catwoman one in Arkham City
  • TheMariner - May 20, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Dat preorder bonus.
  • Demon_Krauser - May 20, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    That's just challenge maps so far
  • TheMariner - May 20, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Ah. Well, in that case, I agree completely. It would be pretty cool if they had a Deathstroke side-story.
  • Sinsational - May 21, 2013 7:37 a.m.

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  • antiAntag0nist - May 20, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    Good gosh damn that trailer was awesome.
  • slimjim441 - May 20, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Only definitive info that trailer reveals: -Deathstroke is in the game -Deadshot is in the game -Black Mask is in the game -Batman is in the game (and will most likely beat up thuglies) -Winterscape -Pre-orders get playable Deathstroke -The game may come out on 25 Oct '13 That's it.
  • winner2 - May 20, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    We all know it's not going to be half as awesome as that trailer.
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Hm, kinda wish to have seen actual gameplay footage, but can't be denied that the trailer was beautifully made, that fight between Batman and Deathstroke was badass and easily better than all the fights seen in actual batman films combined. Here's just hoping that at least some of that gets translated into actual gameplay. I'd love to be able to break a sword like that in game.
  • GarcianSmith - May 20, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Indeed - Rocksteady got everyone in the mood for AC with a wonderful CG trailer (where Batman squared off against the TIGER Mercs) and I'm really getting the same vibe from this trailer. I wouldn't be surprised if Warner Bros. Montreal extend Bat's "Disarm and Destroy" move to include swords, so you may just get your wish. N.B. Disarm and Destroy is the best move in any action game, ever.
  • Swedish_Chef - May 20, 2013 7:34 a.m.

    That trailer made my Dark Knight Rise.
  • BlueScorpion91 - May 20, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    If that trailer is any indecation as to how awesome the final game will be, then I'm very excited.

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