Return to the Batcave in Arkham Origins

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Here’s a bunch of new screenshots for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, showing off the Batcave, trusty man servant Alfred and the Mad Hatter about to have fist-based reconstructive dental surgery.

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This is the first time that we’ll be seeing the Batcave in the Arkham series of games. The small hideaway near Arkham Asylum was an emergency bunker at best, while Arkham City had no such hideaway for the caped crusader. Here’s a synopsis of that classic secret base from Games TM via AGB:

Hanging like blackened teeth from the roof of the cave’s mouth, the sea of bats angrily disperses as the Batwing roars through the interior waterfall of Batman’s clandestine headquarters. The Batcave is a much larger expanse than the miniature proxy installed beneath Arkham Asylum in the first game.

Iconic vehicles stand like trophies on raised platforms, his wardrobe emerges from the thick metallic walkways – enabling player’s to switch bonus costumes between missions – and every inch drips with canny references placed for the eagle-eyed – which, aside from a glimpse of a newspaper cutting of the Red Hood spotted in Gotham, proves GamesTM certainly is not.

But it also serves as a practical base for Batman to upgrade equipment and polish abilities. The most notable addition being Challenge Maps, a separate feature of previous entries , now accessible from the Batcave.

Batman Arakham-slice Arkham Origins is out October 24.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Unavengedavo

    I would like to see a Sandbox type of game where you could just drive around in the Batmobile or run over roof tops gliding and fighting crime :P

    It can have a main story line where you need to capture one of the Major villains like the Joker or the Riddler.

    They should incorporate random events like bank robberies and something like that with all the other villains so that there is some replay value as well and to make it a bit more interesting.

    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      Not a bad idea there dude

  • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    ” fist-based reconstructive dental surgery”

    Thats pure gold Darryl, made me lulz

  • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    Arakham slice!!!!

    Hahaha. Zoe should change her name to Madam Zoe the Hipster of Ham

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      It was “Arkaham” wasn’t it?. TYPO JOKE FAIL!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Hipster of Ham or… Hamster :D

  • Matthew Holliday

    I want a Tomb Raider 2 type obstacle course in the batcave
    and generally full of easter eggs and things to do

    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      Hehe, I still remember that one

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      And your butler getting in the way… man I would want that too

      • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

        You could lock him in the fridge

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          Oh yes you could do that ! have him follow you, wow so much memories

  • Rock789

    If it’s anything like the first 2, even though it’s developed by a different team, man I’m so keen for this game!!

  • RinceThisandbacktoreality

    Man I look forward to this. But need to be careful of getting too excited, have been let down by expectations before, non?

    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      non?

      • RinceThisandbacktoreality

        I think it’s French for No? :P

        • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

          Ahhhh

          • RinceThisandbacktoreality

            Ahhh, you’ve got the Nooo how? Bwahahahah! ;)

    • JHN

      Im nervous about this one, it is very rare that the 3rd in a series lives up to its predecessors. I just hope they have kept it dark and brutal, showing that Batman is taking damage like in arkham city seeing his suite being torn to shreds as you progress, it put an emphasis on how hard the fighting is on batman.

      • RinceThisandbacktoreality

        Agreed. Worried as heck. But then again, the third in a series curse can sometimes miss a generation, look at Far Cry 3! And… Uhhh, Aliens 3 (cough) and Max Payne 3, (cough) and SHUT UP RINCE!

        • JHN

          MASS EFFECT 3 excluding the ending! got your back lol

          • RinceThisandbacktoreality

            Oh, you went there. Man, shame on you!

  • Nathan Horne

    I hope it has a lot of sneaking, like the previous 2 games.

    • Slade Boender

      Sneaking? Maybe I played wrong then 0.o

      • RinceThisandbacktoreality

        No brother, you played it… right, YEAAAAAAAAW!

    • JHN

      sneaking? who sneaked i spent the whole game kicking the hell out of people.

  • Just Saying

    The ultimate MAN CAVE !!!

  • Slade Boender

    Damn keen on this mofo. Looking too good

  • FoxHoundR – NO LONGER TROLLING

    Batman is kind of lame, like a wannabe Tony Stark. Iron man > batman

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I’m still a little lukewarm to the new Batman game…not really sure why. It’s baffling because I LURVED Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

  • chris

    I also hope that the game will also have a prologue or a prologue mode about batmans origins and being a regular crime fighter all over gotham city.

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