I don’t normally cover videogame news. To be honest, the last game system I owned was a Sega Genesis. (Yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh :-P). This morning though, I took an eye to the teaser trailer for the upcoming Batman game titled BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS, which some of you know is based on the tale of the Dark Knight in his early years.
I was easily excited because of how the action looked for those seconds, and today, there’s an even cooler trailer for the game showcasing Batman taking on the supervillain known as Deathstroke. The choreography and overall look is crisp and sharp for a action that was motion-captured-a screenfighting technique featured plentifully on several game, television and film projects to help illustrate larger-than-life characters in bold atmospheres. Some of the best examples of this include anywhere from the DEVIL MAY CRY games, to James Cameron’s AVATAR, Kevin Tancharoen’s ninth episode of Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season One, and the upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie.
The explosive trailer was shot at Blur Studios in California and features stunt work by fight coordinator Philip J. Silvera who play Batman, and Zero Gravity member and martial arts actor Aaron Toney who performs as Deathstroke with stuntman and traceur Shane Daniels. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS is based on the latest in a series of games, including BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY. The game is based on original comic book characters and concepts by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and published in 1939 by DC Comics.
Developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
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