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Today Warner Bros announced what Batman fans had been waiting for since Arkham City was released, news of where the series was going following the somewhat shock announcement that Rocksteady would not be producing the next game. Rocksteady have however given there blessing to Warner Bros Montreal who are developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise.

With Origins being a prequel it does lead to numerous possibilities about who will feature in the game, something Warner Bros are keeping close to their chest at this stage. They did however state that it will be taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals. This could indicate that we are unlikely to see The Joker in this title, especially as Mark Hammill having stated that Arkham City would be his last representation of the Prince of Crime.batman arkham origins 240x300 Warner Bros Announce Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros go on to state that as the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. This could include Commissioner Gordon and may also include Barbara Gordon who was featured as The Oracle in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

So what do you guys think, are you happy to with the announcement?

Batman: Arkham City is due to be released Worldwide on the 25th October, 2013. It has been confirmed as an Xbox 360 title, however with the announcement of the next Xbox still be announced could this be a next-gen title as well?