Game Informer has Batman: Arkham Origins on its May cover. Apparently, Rocksteady isn’t working on this one. Developing Batman: Arkham Origins will be Warner Bros. Montreal led by game designer Eric Holmes formally of Epic Games. Erik’s is responsible for The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype.
The game takes place, as you might have guessed, before the previous two games, and will feature a “young and unrefined Batman as he fights many of his foes for the first time.” The game is set to be released October 25 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and the PC.
While I initially found it off putting that Rocksteady wouldn’t be working on this, I realized that probably has more to do with the end of this console cycle than anything else. Why tie up your triple A developer on old consoles when there are new exciting ones right around the corner.