The "Batman: Arkham" series of games has been a huge reinvention of the series for D.C. Comics and Warner Bros. The series started with "Batman: Arkham Asylum" in 2009, followed by "Batman: Arkham City" in 2011. Rather than moving forward with the series, the new game takes a step back into the past.
"Batman: Arkham Origins" released Friday, Oct. 25th. "Origins" doesn't dwell too much on the story of the origin of the character - the dark alley, the gunshot, the broken strand of pearls. Rather, the game focuses on Bruce Wayne's examination of who the Batman is, and who he needs to be. Players will play as Batman, as the young vigilante meets some of the strangest and most villainous citizens Gotham has to offer. Each villain adds something that will help define the hero Gotham needs.
Bakersfield gamers got in line Thursday night, in eager anticipation of the game's midnight release. The fall season is once again packed with major game debuts, and rather than have the Dark Knight fall victim to overcrowding, Warner Bros. moved the game to a Friday release date.
Local retailers will be holding at least two additional midnight launches in the near future. Monday night, October 28th, will see the release of Ubisoft's game "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag," EA's blockbuster shooter, "Battlefield 4" and 2K's popular wrestling game, "WWE 2K14." The following Monday night, November 4th, will be all about what is certain to be the biggest game of the season, "Call of Duty: Ghosts."