Batman Arkham Origins: Rocksteady is 'confident' in new studio

Sefton Hill says studio is "excited" to see WB Games developing

Rocksteady Studios has given its blessing to Warner Bros. Games Montreal, the studio developing newly announced prequel title Batman: Arkham Origins.


Speaking in the latest issue of GameInformer, Sefton Hill, director of the first two titles in the series, said Rocksteady is confident the fledgling studio will meet the high standards set in the previous games.

"Rocksteady is excited to see WB Games Montreal developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise," said Hill.

"We are confident this talented team will craft a fantastic experience, bringing the origins of the Arkhamverse to life."

Eric Holmes, creative director of Batman Arkham Origins, said a game set early in Batman's career as a crime fighter allows the studio to revitalise the familiar characters and dynamics.

"It gives us the opportunity to refresh things a bit. Refresh characters, refresh ideas, refresh the dynamic between Batman and other characters, and refresh the world, too," he said. "Batman hasn't become the character that we know and are very familiar with."

Warner has confirmed the Batman: Arkham Origins release date as October 25 for Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. A spin-off title, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, has also been announced for 3DS and PS Vita.

Read the full Batman: Arkham Origins details for information on Batwing, Dark Knight challenge system, Remote Claw and more.