Batman: Arkham Origins Headed to PS3 on October 25th, Arkham Origins Blackgate to PS Vita on the Same Day

That big gaming announcement we let you know about yesterday has been confirmed by the May cover of Game Informer, which shows that Batman: Arkham Origins is releasing on October 25th for the PlayStation 3 (as well as Wii U, 360 and PC).

Origins follows a younger Batman, years before the events seen in Batman: Arkham Asylum, and you’ll be able to meet various characters (including Deathstroke) in the Batman universe for the first time. Set on Christmas Eve, eight assassins have descended upon Gotham City, all to kill Batman.

Developed by WB Montreal, with Eric Holmes (Prototype, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction) serving as Creative Director, they have been given access to Rocksteady’s custom modified Unreal engine, meaning that you won’t see a radical graphical shift with this latest entry into the series.

PlayStation Vita (and 3DS) owners also get some attention on October 25th, with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. This one is being handled by Armature Studio and takes place following the events of Batman: Arkham Origins, with it billed as a “2.5-D Metroid-style exploration action game.”

There’s no screenshots or trailers available for either game yet, so stay tuned for more information as it arrives in the coming weeks and months.

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