Origins serves as a prequel to the previous Arkham games as players assume the role of a younger Batman facing eight assassins sent to kill him by the villain Black Mask. Players will also be challenged by a Gotham City that has yet to embrace the Batman, and younger versions of villains that appeared in the previous games such as the Penguin.
According to WB Montreal, Origins will stay true to the gameplay formula devised by Rocksteady, whilst featuring a world twice the size of Arkham City. Other features include new elements such as fast travel via the Batwing, more gadgets, and new types of sidequests.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released October 25, for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.