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mehdi_san
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(03-28-2013, 12:40 PM)
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This is only a rumor for now, but Gameblog.fr is reporting (industry sources...) that Rocksteady is working on a new Batman Arkham game to be shown at E3 this year: Batman Arkham Origins. This time, the story will apparently take place around the 50s or 60s, and other members of the Justice League would also appear in the game. The rumor says it will be a PS4-Nextbox title, but with a chance of seeing it on PS360 too.

Here's the link to the original story (French only);
http://www.gameblog.fr/news/34714-ba...3-sur-next-gen

Gameblog.fr's track record so far has been kinda hit and miss. Some of the rumors they posted ended up totally correct (I remember Child of Eden before the Kinect conference for instance) and sometimes not, so take it with a grain of Mont Saint-Michel salt.
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Napalm_Frank
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(03-28-2013, 12:42 PM)
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Such a boring name imo :P.

Well heres hoping it's good. Do we have any info who is working on this since Rocksteady apparently wasn't? But now they are? Whats going on...
Htown
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(03-28-2013, 12:42 PM)
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So are they inserting a previous version of Batman prior to Bruce Wayne, or are they rebooting the series?
Ken Masters
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(03-28-2013, 12:42 PM)
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Another arkham game? Sigh
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(03-28-2013, 12:43 PM)
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Didn't some official publisher person already confirm Rocksteady wasn't working on the new Arkham game?

Anyway, another 'Origins' game? Please kill me.
mehdi_san
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(03-28-2013, 12:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Napalm_Frank

Such a boring name imo :P.

Well heres hoping it's good. Do we have any info who is working on this since Rocksteady apparently wasn't? But now they are? Whats going on...

Oh did we know that Rocksteady isn't working on the Arkham games anymore? Cuz that would mean this rumor is totally false...
Exterminieren
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(03-28-2013, 12:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Napalm_Frank

Such a boring name imo :P.

Well heres hoping it's good. Do we have any info who is working on this since Rocksteady apparently wasn't? But now they are? Whats going on...

The rumours were that there was an Arkham game coming this year from someone else, and a Silver Age Batman title from Rocksteady. This rumour seems to be combining the two.
Liamario
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(03-28-2013, 12:43 PM)
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Disappointing if true. Game needs to go full on open world.
Napalm_Frank
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(03-28-2013, 12:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by mehdi_san

Oh did we know that Rocksteady isn't working on the Arkham games anymore? Cuz that would mean this rumor is totally false...

There was talk about that when we first heard about the new Arkham game that Rocksteady wasn't doing it. Might have changed if this is legit tho?
JaseC
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(03-28-2013, 12:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

Didn't some official publisher person already confirm Rocksteady wasn't working on the new Arkham game?

Yeah.

Edit: Oh, the "confirms the quote" part of that OP is in reference to a Batman game being due this year, not the supposed lack of Rocksteady's involvement.
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matrix-cat
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(03-28-2013, 12:44 PM)
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Is the subtitle 'Origins' more or less boring than 'Revelations'? Redemption?

Wasn't Spark Unlimited going to make a Batman game, or was that just a terrible nightmare I had?
Omega Rex
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(03-28-2013, 12:44 PM)
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why is this in past tense?
Fjordson
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(03-28-2013, 12:44 PM)
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A bit conflicted if true.

I want Rocksteady to give me a full blown dark and gothic open-world Gotham City. The Arkham games have been great, but I'm ready for more. I want to roam the city man (the real city, none of that fenced in prison city shenanigans).

edit: oh, sounds like they aren't even making the next Batman game. Damn =[
Napalm_Frank
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(03-28-2013, 12:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Exterminieren

The rumours were that there was an Arkham game coming this year from someone else, and a Silver Age Batman title from Rocksteady. This rumour seems to be combining the two.

Oh ok.

It would be a shame if the series got a turd game from someone else. I really like the games and see much potential in them especially since they probably have much bigger budget and support now than in the Arkham Asylum days.
Quentyn
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(03-28-2013, 12:51 PM)
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Arkham Origins was one of the domains they registered a while ago.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/13/ar...ns-registered/
JustinBB7
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(03-28-2013, 12:52 PM)
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I think I read about this a year ago, it even had screenshots and a video, but the project was thrown away, maybe it's been revived.
Noisepurge
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(03-28-2013, 12:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by matrix-cat

Is the subtitle 'Origins' more or less boring than 'Revelations'? Redemption?

should be called UNLEASHED
Napalm_Frank
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(03-28-2013, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Noisepurge

should be called UNLEASHED

To be fair Arkham Unleashed would be way better than Arkham Origins :)
Tenki
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(03-28-2013, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by mehdi_san

This is only a rumor for now, but Gameblog.fr is reporting (industry sources...) that Rocksteady is working on a new Batman Arkham game to be shown at E3 this year: Batman Arkham Origins. This time, the story will apparently take place around the 50s or 60s, and other members of the Justice League would also appear in the game.

I hope Batusi is on board:

JaseC
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(03-28-2013, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Noisepurge

should be called UNLEASHED

"Uncaged" for maximum pun. :p
GayForMaster
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(03-28-2013, 12:57 PM)
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I thought they were gonna make an Arkham World where the game would be the size of the world in terms of exploration and story progression.
LorDjidane
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(03-28-2013, 12:57 PM)
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Gameblog is a website well-known for its gather-all-the-clicks policy.
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(03-28-2013, 01:05 PM)
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Mogwai
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(03-28-2013, 01:07 PM)
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As far as I've heard, there will be a new Arkham game in 2013. But not by Rocksteady.

Anyway, the origins idea gives some hope that we'll see the Joker again (and Hamill's voice!)
ash_ag
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(03-28-2013, 01:13 PM)
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Would anyone mind the series dropping the 'Arkham' moniker? With the popularity it has gained, it should expand its scope beyond anything necessarily directly related to the Arkham Asylum, and in a few ways, it has begun to do just that. The Arkham Universe should expand on becoming the main DC video games continuity.

Originally Posted by Htown

So are they inserting a previous version of Batman prior to Bruce Wayne, or are they rebooting the series?

That's what I wonder about as well. A prequel would be great -- a nice chance to see Dick Greyson (or even Jason Todd) as the Robin, but an alternate universe game would demolish a fairly well established world. Now, a Batman prior to Bruce Wayne is just terrible as an idea IMHO. Time travelling? :lol

Maybe they may want to introduce Arkham Multiverse's Earth-2? Seems a bit too early for that...
RPGCrazied
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(03-28-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Another Batman game? I really wanted to see them do something else, but I think WB owns them. So they might be making Batman games for a long while.
Lijik
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(03-28-2013, 01:16 PM)
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If this is that 60s Silver Age style Arkham game that was rumored a while back, I am so damn down
ash_ag
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(03-28-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Another Batman game? I really wanted to see them do something else, but I think WB owns them. So they might be making Batman games for a long while.

If they're forced, WBI better give them some space, but if they indeed do want to do so, I don't mind seeing them doing more DC games -- that said, it would indeed be nice to see a non-Batman title by Rocksteady. A Superman game seems obligatory now that Man of Steel is coming. And they need to setup more characters before an eventual Justice League game!
CloudTX
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(03-28-2013, 01:18 PM)
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I'm really hoping this is a false rumor. So tired of prequels at this point.
8bit
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(03-28-2013, 01:21 PM)
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There's a new Batman comic coming called Batman '66 which seems to focus on the 60s show. Wonder if it's related?

http://io9.com/the-60s-batman-show-r...he-b-458706940
Dragonzord
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(03-28-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Liamario

Disappointing if true. Game needs to go full on open world.

Do not listen to this man.
JaseC
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(03-28-2013, 01:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

Do not listen to this man.

Yeah, more Asylum and less City, thanks.
Korosenai
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(03-28-2013, 01:24 PM)
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As long as Rocksteady puts out another quality Batman game, i'm all for it.

I kind of would liked them to expand past the Arkham City storyline with some of the major things that happened, but this is fine if it includes other justice league characters, which would be cool if some of them were playable as well.
Ċesop
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(03-28-2013, 01:25 PM)
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I actually liked the previous Batman games a LOT
TheBatman
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(03-28-2013, 01:26 PM)
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I could care less the subtitle. If it has the same great playstyle, then sign me up.
RadarScope1
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(03-28-2013, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Clint Beastwood

why is this in past tense?

My question, too.

TO BE shown
LonelyGreyWolf
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(03-28-2013, 01:29 PM)
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There's a major contradiction in the thread title.
Man-is-Obsolete
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(03-28-2013, 01:31 PM)
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Also believe there will be a vita and 3DS spin off.
Lord-Audie
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(03-28-2013, 01:33 PM)
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I don't know how to feel about this.

I loved the RS batmans. I wonder if their formula will wear thin on this game.

I for one hope not.

Originally Posted by Man-is-Obsolete

Also believe there will be a vita and 3DS spin off.

What makes you believe this?
DieH@rd
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(03-28-2013, 01:33 PM)
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We had rumors about Silver Age prequel game for a quite while now.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/...er-age-prequel

I have nothing against this. Gimme.
KiNeSiS
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(03-28-2013, 01:34 PM)
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Batman needs a break why not use another IP. To bad that TMNT game was false = (
kurahador
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(03-28-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Another prequel to a video game series....yawnnn...

This shit is trending now isn't?
Man-is-Obsolete
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(03-28-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

I don't know how to feel about this.

I loved the RS batmans. I wonder if their formula will wear thin on this game.

I for one hope not.



What makes you believe this?

Saw it mentioned before on a preorder listing. Had Arkham Origins in the title.
Ikuu
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(03-28-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Not sure if I want a game featuring other DC superheroes, Superman can eat a dick.
Smooth Operator
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(03-28-2013, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by LorDjidane

Gameblog is a website well-known for its gather-all-the-clicks policy.

This. They also made that "Wii-HiFi" news back in 2011.
GhostTrick
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(03-28-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Gameblog (also called Gameblague in France) should be banned.
Henke
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(03-28-2013, 01:40 PM)
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I'd happily take Arkham Origins. Rocksteady have laid incredible foundations for a new dev to work on and I'd love to see what else RS can do with a bit of creative freedom outside of the Batman universe.
vazel
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(03-28-2013, 01:44 PM)
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It'd be awesome if they cheese it up silver age style, but I have my reservations they'll go that route.
DieH@rd
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(03-28-2013, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by DieH@rd

We had rumors about Silver Age prequel game for a quite while now.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/...er-age-prequel

I have nothing against this. Gimme.

And original source of prequel news last summer [Variety] is much more reputable than gameblog.

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