Posts Tagged ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

Heavy Hitter: Batman: Arkham Origins Gallery


My brain’s reaction to Batman is to remix the music from the TV show, the Tim Burton movie, and the U2 song. Oh look, there are some new Batman: Arkham Origins screenshots! Sigh. That’ll be in there for the rest of the day now. What if I can’t get it out? What if it lodges in there, and the inevitable happens and I turn mad and, because mental illness and villainy seem to go hand-in-hand in the Batman universe, evil? Mashup sounds like a good name for a bad guy: I’ll create music from the bones of other songs. My choons will be so layered that people will be driven insane attempting to unravel each element. They won’t realise that I’ve made my music from an infinite number of songs, trapping them in a hypnotic appreciation of my DJ skills forever. I’ll replace the Bat Signal with a Winamp visualiser, and all of Gotham will be trapped by my phat beats, and my sidekicks DubStep and Autotune will steal their wallets.
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Bruce Begins, Conroy Ends: Arkham – Origins Gallery

We all love origin stories here at RPS. Who could forget Doom: Origins, in which it was revealed that Doom Guy’s actual name was Wallace Burgerstance, a man born from the unholy union of a lady Archvile and a nervous sprite-faced man? And what better example of the form can there be than Half Life: Origins – who could have guessed that the G-Man was both Gordon’s MIT post-grad professor and his brother from another dimension? Arkham: Origins may not tickle our fancy in the same way though because it is out of Rocksteady’s steady hands, doesn’t have Kevin Conroy’s Batman voice and actually exists. Let’s have less Origins and more Oranges. Loads of screenshots below.

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Back In Bat: Arkham Origins Does Year One, Sort Of

Dammitall! Here we were, hoping the next Batman game would be a gloriously silly, super-colourful Silver Age tale, but instead it looks to be more grimdark Nolanism. I mean, that’s fine, but we’ve done it twice already. Don’t wear it out, as Michelle Pfeiffer once said about her name to Michael Keaton. ‘Tis not to be – Batman: Arkham Origins is the next game, Rocksteady are no longer at the helm and the calendar has rewound to Bruce Wayne in his youth. Despite my arrogant suppositions a couple of sentences ago, that’s all we really know and it could yet turn out to be anything. Doesn’t seem like they’re avoiding evoking the style and tone of the earlier Arkhams, mind, and they’ll also be using the same engine. It’s “current-gen” so that may mean we don’t get the shiniest of all possible shines, but more positively they’re hinting at depicting Gotham City as a “functional city”, not a mere puzzleplace.
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