Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Arkham: Freshmen Year
As the name suggests we will be getting a prequel to the previous games, just don't expect any ski-mask wearing Bruce. The story takes place after he has donned the cowl, but before getting Super Friend level street cred. Though the Batman's reputation is large enough to have eight assassins (including Deathstroke) sent to off him. These shall be the central villains, but as usual the city is just silly with ne'er do wells (just non that you have faced in the past, or is it the future). The setting is of course Gotham city, but gasp, it will be snowy, because the adventure takes place on Christmas eve (how tall is the Bat-Tree?).
On the other end of the sizing chart, is the 'Black Gate' extension of this game on handhelds, also be dropping on the 25th (but through a smaller plate glass window). Game play will be Metriod styled, and the story takes place after (Christmas morning with Batman is sad since his parents never get him anything) the events of the console/PC game version.
So, I am not sure if giving a damn about this high on my list. My assumption is that they are going to try and annualize the Arkham series, a la Assasins Creed. Also I really would rather know what in the hell is going to happen after Arkham City. But I will still play the freaking thing, since 'it's Batman.'