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“On the shoulders of giants” – Warner Bros. Montreal is mindful of the legacy it has inherited with Batman: Arkham Origins.

Arkham origins

“We are very aware of the fact we are standing on the shoulders of giants. We are playing in the space of some of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.”

Warner Bros. Montreal’s Ben Mattes, a senior producer for the game Batman: Arkham Origins, on his company’s being awarded the Batman series over Rocksteady, which had created the previous titles in the series. The newest Batman game, due out fall of 2013, is a prequel. Said creative director Eric Holmes, “This is the story of the first time Batman meets certain characters that are very important to him and defines his relationships, which ultimately starts to define him.”


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