Gaming magazine Game Informer has revealed that Batman: Arkham Origins will be heading to the PS3 in October 2013. The game takes place years before the two previous Arkham titles “when a young, unrefined Batman encounters many supervillains for the first time”. A handheld spinoff, dubbed Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, will be coming to the PS Vita too, and will play like a “2.5D Metroid-style adventure”.
The console game is being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, while the handheld version is being developed by Armature Studios. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be a completely separate experience from the console game, which takes place after the events of Arkham Origins. Both games will be released on October 25th 2013.