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Batman Arkham Origins preview

Prequel may struggle to hit the heights of Rocksteady's predecessors

Official PlayStation Magazine's Joel Gregory was in LA this week to check out the E3 build of Batman: Arkham Origins.

Below you'll find his impressions of the sequel, as well as those of CVG trio Tim Clark, Dan Dawkins and Tim Weaver, plus reactions to the game from the E3 show floor.

While Origins is the first title in the Arkham franchise not to be developed by Rocksteady Games, Gregory says it feels "remarkably similar" to the first two series entries, at least until he got to see some of the new mechanics and gadgets, which help the Warner Montreal developed prequel differentiate itself a little from its predecessors.

"There are new features within the existing Arkham framework is, I guess, the best way of looking at it," Gregory says. "I don't think it's going to bad by any stretch of the imagination, I just wonder if it's going to hit those same heights."

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Warner has confirmed a Batman: Arkham Origins release date of October 25 on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.

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