AU Shippin' Out October 21-27: Batman: Arkham Origins

Step into the shoes of a younger Bruce Wayne in Batman: Arkham Origins, released this week.

Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to the storyline established in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game hits Aussie retail on October 25 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U. At present, there are no plans for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.

In Batman: Arkham Origins, fans will play as a younger Batman as he faces pivotal moments in his early career. Players will meet many important figures in the Batman universe for the first time in Arkham Origins.

Batman is voiced in Arkham Origins by Roger Craig Smith, who played Ezio in Assassin's Creed II and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 6. The Joker will be played by Troy Baker, who voiced Joel from The Last of Us and Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced a Batman: Arkham Origins season pass for downloadable content. Players who purchase the $20 pass on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, or PC will receive access to five upcoming downloadable content packs.

The game will also introduce a multiplayer mode for the first time in the series. The multiplayer component was developed by Brink studio Splash Damage and will not be available on the Wii U version of the game.

For more details on other games coming out in Australia this week, check out the full list below.

October 24, 2013

Raven's Cry (360, PS3, PC)

October 25, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita)

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Zorine Te

Zorine “harli” Te is GameSpot Australia's associate editor.

Why can't we get Releasing This Week articles about games releasing in NA?