Batman: Arkham Origins trailer contains gratuitous henchman violence

Phil Savage


Do henchmen get medical insurance? If not, I just can't see it being a viable career path. Sure, it's fine as you go about the day-to-day business of thuggery and robbing - that's the bread and butter stuff. But eventually Batman is going to come and pound your face into mush and, judging by this trailer - the full version of Thursday's brief teaser - you're in for some hefty medical bills.

It's not just anonymous face crushing: we also get a big CGI fight between Batman and Deathstroke.

"Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and 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," announces the trailer's description.

If that visual explosion of violence wasn't enough for you, Warner Brothers have also released the following screenshots:

Yes, you do have gum on your shoe.
Of all the supervillains, Joker must have the best dentist.
Dammit, helicopter! Turn around and see my dramatic pose!
Ugh, monologues. This is why no-one comes to arty outdoor film festivals.
Yeah, I just outstretch my arms and spin around on the spot.
Everyone agreed that Batman had run out of gadget ideas after the "laser pointer".

Batman: Arkham Origins is due out October 25th.

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Phil Savage

Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed. Phil will be attending the PC Gamer Weekender in London in March. Click here to find out how to attend!

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