If comic book fans weren’t already excited to see what the newly-founded WB Games Montreal would do with the license, the new teaser should see to that. Boasting cinematic CG action between Batman and Deathstroke, there’s no question that everything needed to make Arkham Origins a worthwhile experience is in place; if the game can match the trailer, fans will be in luck.
We generally warn against placing too much importance in a game’s cinematic trailers, but in this case, comic book fans will have trouble resisting the temptation. We knew from the previously released screenshots that the developers’ new take on Deathstroke’s appearance was going to be a memorable one, but the trailer proves that whatever material his mask is made of, his targets won’t have long to enjoy the view.
Unfortunately, this furious look at combat between Deathstroke the Terminator and Batman doesn’t show much beyond the snowy Christmas Eve setting, the decision to retain the dark, more realistic style made famous by Rocksteady, and that Batman is still a strong enough fighter to knock anyone flat on their back. In fact, given everything the developers have claimed about the stories inspiring Origins, perhaps he’s a little too potent in combat.
Does this teaser do its job, and get you even more excited for the villains and style of Origins? Or are you no longer swayed by a CG trailer? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.