Batman: Arkham Origins. The developer had worked on the Wii U version of Arkham City (which was called the Armored Edition), but fans are still worried about a new company taking over for Rocksteady.
However, Rocksteady is fully confident that WB Games Montreal will do a fine job with the prequel.
According to the director of the two previous Batman titles by Rocksteady, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Sefton Hill, "Rocksteady is excited to see WB Games Montreal developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise. We are confident this talented team will craft a fantastic experience, bringing the origins of the Arkhamverse to life."
Meanwhile, WB Games Montreal's Eric Holmes, who is the creative director of Arkham Origins, states that the prequel will "refresh" the series.
"It gives us the opportunity to refresh things a bit," he promised. "Refresh characters, refresh ideas, refresh the dynamic between Batman and other characters, and refresh the world, too. Batman hasn't become the character that we know and are very familiar with."
Some new details about the game's plot have also been revealed. According to the May 2013 issue of Game Informer, the game is inspired by the comics Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. On Christmas Eve, the Black Mask has put a bounty on Batman, which attracts assassins and supervillains, eager to collect, which would explain the reveal of Deathstroke on the back cover of the magazine.