If you’ve been bashing bad guy heads in the moody Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City epics, it’s time to take a step back – in time, that is. The newest Batman video game takes you back to the events and people who come to shape the city Batman defends, and Batman himself.
As you can imagine, there is a lot more action when Batman faces a test of his character than when you spot a dropped wallet at the grocery store. Batman will be facing off with young, evil types, including the Penquin and (of course) the Joker, thanks to a bounty on his head. And you’ll be working with some new tools in your utility belt, as well.
Time Warner’s Batman: Arkham Origins is available today on PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo DS 3 and, of course, PC, both on Steam and elsewhere. If you can’t pick it up right now, but you’re itching to get a taste of some Batman goodness, there’s always the free iOS app.If you’re holding out for a deal, keep in mind that the game will also be in Nvidia’s Holiday Bundle.