WB has finally given us our first proper look at its upcoming new game in the Batman: Arkham franchise, dubbed Batman: Arkham Origins. The company has released a trailer for the game that gives us the first chance to listen to the new voice actors, namely Roger Craig Smith as Batman and Troy Baker as Joker. Check it out:
Roger Craig Smith seems to be doing a decent enough job as the Batman. His voice goes well with the younger version of Bats that we’ll be seeing in Arkham Origins. Troy Baker, who we earlier saw in Arkham City as a bunch of characters, including Harvey Dent and Robin, is tasked with filling in the big shoes left behind by Mark Hamill as The Joker. Baker also had a critically-acclaimed role as the protagonist of BioShock Infinite—Booker DeWitt.
Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a lot of foes from Batman's rogue's gallery, including Black Mask, Deathstroke, Bane, Penguin, Anarky and The Joker. The trailer also shows off Batman's new toy—the remote claw. After firing at a target, it lets you continue the shot on to another target.
Batman going toe-to-toe with Deathstroke
There is also the new Enhanced Detective Mode that is much more powerful than the Detective Mode of previous games. For example, Bats can start off detective mode to examine a corpse, which will then give him a brief idea of how that corpse came to be.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be hitting store shelves on October 25 and will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.