Batman: Arkham Origins team has Rocksteady’s confidence

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Rocksteady Studios is happy to pass the torch to Warner Bros. Montreal for Batman: Arkham Origins, which was revealed overnight.

Former Arkham series director Sefton Hill told GameInformer, via CVG, that the developer believes in the new team.

“Rocksteady is excited to see WB Games Montreal developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise,” he said.

“We are confident this talented team will craft a fantastic experience, bringing the origins of the Arkhamverse to life.”

One other little snippet harvested from the magazine’s reveal has creative director Eric Holmes talking up the decision to make a prequel to the existing games rather than a sequel.

“It gives us the opportunity to refresh things a bit. Refresh characters, refresh ideas, refresh the dynamic between Batman and other characters, and refresh the world, too,” Eric Holmes said.

“Batman hasn’t become the character that we know and are very familiar with.”

Batman: Arkham origins is due on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on october 25. A companion title, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, is headed to 3DS and Vita.

We don’t officially know what Rocksteady is working on now that Warner Bros. Montreal has the Arkham city under its wing, but rumour has it we could be looking at a next-gen Silver Age title.