We finally get a taste of things to come as the new trailer for Arkham: Origins is released after a frustratingly short teaser whet the appetites of fans. Origins delves into the fledgling years of Batman, immersing players in a kind of "Year Two" storyline. The trailer features appearances by Black Mask (!!!), Deadshot, and Deathstroke; the firearm-savvy assassin/sometimes-hero/fulltime asshole.
According to Eric Holmes, the creative director of Origins, the story will take place on Christmas Eve, which put a nice twist on the absolute hell that is Gotham. Due to conflicting project schedules, writer Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series, won't be on board for Arkham Origins. Instead, some younger blood has been snatched up to steer the ship.
Hit up the 5-minute trailer and witness one of the best fight-scenes I've seen in a long time. And check out that shipping dock setting. A Batman Begins reference, maybe? Either way, I might have to fork over the cash to get on that console steez again. My PS2 just wants to sit on the porch and feed the birds in the park now, poor girl.