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Batman: Arkham Origins trailer biffs, pows and thwacks its way into view

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This new Batman: Arkham Origins trailer wants to reassure you. It wants to sit you on its knee and softly whisper, "shhh, it's okay. Even though I'm not being made by Rocksteady, my developers love punching just as much." Batman's going to need that fist-pounding aggression, too, with eight villains looking to track him down and a yet to be convinced Commissioner Gordon offering no help.

As an aside, one of the more notable things about this footage is Batman's voice. There's been a recent trend for recasting leads, but for this prequel, it makes sense. Batman sounds like a younger Batman, which given that he is, fits the brief perfectly.

Batman: Arkham Origins is due out on the 25th October.

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Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.