The Dark Knight’s smug mug graces the upcoming May cover of Game Informer magazine; revealing—to the surprise of nobody—his third game, Batman: Arkham Origins. As the title may have clued you in, this game serves as a prequel to both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City in which a young, brash Batman is seen hunted down by eight of the best assassins in the world (led by Deathstroke) on Christmas Eve. Someone’s going to have a crappy Christmas, that’s for sure.
Surprisingly, AA and AC developers Rocksteady Studios won’t be taking the helm in this game; passing the torch to Warner Bros. Games, which does kind of make sense since Warner directly owns DC Comics.
Along with Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game, GI also revealed that a portable companion game—Batman Origins: Blackgate—would be released for both the 3DS and PlayStation Vita on the game’s launch on October 25. Developed by Armature Studios, the game is ironically a Super Metroid-style romp still centered around the young, inexperienced Batman. It’s ironic because Armature is comprised mostly of folks who worked on the Metroid Prime games for Nintendo. Screenshots courtesy of Game Informer after the jump!