For those of you who do not already know, the last couple of years have seen probably the best super-hero video games ever made, namely Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Now we have had our first glimpse at the next instalment; Arkham Origins!
So why should this interest us tabletop gamers? Well a) because the previous two are excellent games and b) it probably means that we could be seeing new models and scenarios for Knight Models tie in game to Arkham City.
So what does this reveal trailer show us? Well in terms of plot all that we really see is that a bunch of super assassins are gunning after Batman in the pay of a mysterious masked man.
But what about those super-assassins? Well first up we have Deathstroke, a master combatant and mercenary. He is thwarted by Deadshot, the greatest living marksman who turned up in the previous game Arkham City in a minor role.
And what about their masked employer? By the look of it he may be Black Mask, a mob boss who made himself a black skull mask from the wood of his father’s coffin. Later it became burned into his skin, although this doesn’t look like it has happened yet.
No doubt we can expect to see even more when the game appears in October and hopefully there will be more new minis to accompany these video game designs of the characters.